The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self-heal.
Healing Touch is an energy-based approach to health and healing. It uses touch to influence the human energy system. This system involves the energy field surrounding the body and the energy centers within the body, which control the energy flow from this field to the physical body. These non-invasive techniques utilize the hand to clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields. Thus, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of health and healing are affected. Healing Touch is based on a heart-centered, caring relationship in which the practitioner and client come together energitically to facilitate the client's health and healing.
Healing Touch was developed by Janet Mentgen, RN,BSN who practiced energy-based care beginning in 1980 in Denver, Colorado. It was originally developed for Nurses only, years later they opened the practice to Massage Therapists.