Through Healing Touch, a client’s physical or emotional health is influenced without the practitioner physically touching the person. Healing touch is related to spiritual or energy healing and therapeutic touch.
Healing touch is component of Therapeutic touch which is taught in many nursing schools in the United States. When used before and after surgery in conventional medicals settings, Therapeutic touch often helps comfort patients.
Healing touch is based on the belief that a vital energy or life force flows freely through space and sustains all living organisms. This energy is balanced as it flows in and out of the body in healthy people. When the flow is out of balance, illness is the result.
Healing touch practitioners use their hands to change energy flow and restore a person’s health. Contact between the practitioner and the patient is not required as the hands are moved several inches above the patient during treatment.