Healing Touch (HT) was created by Janet Mentgen in 1989. HT is an Energy Medicine (or Biofield Medicine) and uses gentle touch to influence both the energy system around the body — the Biofield or Aura — and the energy centers — the Chakras — to control Life Force that flows from the energy field to the physical body.
A HT session utilizes the hands to clear, energize, and harmonize the human and environmental energy fields. By doing this, the HT practice stimulates the receiver’s self-healing mechanisms, thereby promoting physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
It’s thought that Healing Touch therapy can facilitate wound healing, reduce acute and chronic pains, decrease anxiety, tension, and stress, can help prepare for medical treatments to manage side-effects, and can support the dying process, among others.
Healing Touch may also complement other healing practices, such as medical care in hospitals, clinics and in-home care, massage, guided imagery, music therapy, acupressure, biofeedback, and psychotherapy.