Frequently Asked Questions
What happens when our energy system becomes depleted or imbalanced?
When our energy system is depleted we feel tired, we have difficulty coping and it is difficult for our immune system to function properly. When our energy system is off balance, the energy that usually flows through and around our bodies becomes congested. For example – pain is congested energy. When an individual has pain, the practitioner focuses on removing the energy congestion so that the pain level is reduced. Think of times when you have been stressed and how it affected your body. You may have experienced muscle tightness in your neck and shoulders, developed a headache or had discomfort in other parts of your body. Stress causes congestion in our energy system. Healing Touch techniques help to relieve that congestion.
How does our body respond to energy therapy such as Healing Touch?
Healing Touch promotes relaxation. When your body relaxes, endorphins are released from the brain, which helps the muscles to relax. When the muscles relax, circulation is improved and the increased blood flow elevates oxygen levels throughout the body. This in turn allows nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently, enzymes are built to aid digestion, hormones are regulated, and toxins are released from the body. This allows healthy cells to regenerate and promotes a sense of well-being which then supports healing and regulates the immune system.
Why do you say that Healing Touch affects body, mind, emotion and spirit?
We are integrated beings and we cannot separate the physical from the emotional, mental or spiritual aspects of ourselves. When we are physically ill, we are also affected emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Likewise, when we are stressed or emotional about something we often feel it in our physical body such as developing a headache or we have a change in digestion or have difficulty sleeping. Our body, mind, emotion and spirit are who we are as a whole person and we need to take care of that whole person. Healing Touch effects the whole person.
What Research is available on Healing Touch?
Healing Touch (HT) is one of many energy-based modalities that is being increasingly studied. Many science disciplines are turning to the study of subtle energies in their quest to understand the phenomena of energy-based therapies. The Healing Touch Research website is available to provide documented research on Healing Touch and related modalities.
Do I have to believe in this for it to work on me?
No, you can keep your skepticism and it will still work! Your body's intuitive wisdom will process and benefit from what it knows is for your highest good, whether or not your conscious mind thinks it's "a little out there". And remember, your Spirit will automatically "veto" anything that it deems is not in your best interest.
Do you recommend that Healing Touch be used in place of traditional medical care?
Absolutely not. Healing Touch should be used in conjunction with – not instead of – traditional medical care. Healing Touch can facilitate self-healing but is not a replacement for traditional health care, medical diagnosis or medical treatment for illness.
What is the difference between Healing Touch and Reiki?
Healing Touch and Reiki are both energy medicine modalities used for healing. Reiki is an ancient energy modality that is initiated by a Reiki Master through "attunement". Healing Touch works with very specific techniques for various applications and gives structure to the healing treatment provided. Reiki uses a more generalized approach to balance the energy body. See Healing Touch VS Reiki chart.