Non-Touch Energy Healing with the Hands | Treatment Modalities

Published: Aug 8, 2022
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Non-Touch Energy Healing with the Hands | Treatment Modalities

In this post, we’ll give you an overview of the best known non-touch Energy Healing systems and treatments that typically use hand palm energy transmission techniques. The term Energy Healing carries various synonyms, such as Energy Medicine, Bioenergy Healing, Bioenergy Medicine, and Biofield Therapy, among others.

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Energy Healing is often associated with non-touch or near-touch hand-palm healing therapies, such as Reiki, but in fact, many traditional Asian massage modalities are also considered Energy Healing. Think of treatments like Thai Massage, Tuina Massage, and Shiatsu Massage, which all work with and manipulate Vital Life Energy, may it be called Lom Pran, Qi, or Ki.

The main difference between full-touch and non-touch Energy Healing is that the therapist either uses physical contact with the receiver to influence their internal Biofield, or — by contrast — gives therapy without direct physical contact but working directly with the Biofield energy layer that surrounds the receiver.

Below then — in alphabetical order — some of the best known non-touch Energy Healing treatment modalities. Follow the links within the paragraphs for more details about a modality.

Aura Healing

Aura Healing is about cleansing the electromagnetic or bioenergetic field of humans and animals by using a broad range of touch and non-touch Energy Healing techniques.

Fa Gong Qi Healing

Fa Gong or Fa Kung is a Qi Healing treatment that directly emits, transfers, or transmits Qi Universal Energy from the therapist to the patient. The practitioner doesn’t need to physically touch the receiver of the treatment.

Laying on of Hands

Laying on of Hands is a general name for healing techniques that work with our Biofield, which, depending on the specific healing modality can consist of etheric, pranic, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields or energies.

Magnetism and Magnetic Therapy

Magnetism or Magnetic Therapy is about using the weak static magnetic fields or weak electric fields created by permanent magnets to achieve healing benefits through manipulating our Life Force Energy.


Mesmerism works with so-called Lebensmagnetismus, thought to be an invisible Life Force, to promote physical healing effects by using Laying on of Hands, that is, hand palm healing techniques.

Pranic Healing

Pranic Healing is a non-touch Energy Healing system based on the concept that the body has the inborn ability to heal itself. As such, the therapist utilizes Life Force Energy (Prana) to stimulate the patient’s body innate capacities to heal itself.


Originating in Japan, Reiki Energy Healing is a non-touch or near-touch practice that channels Universal Energy (Life Force, Vital Life Energy, Ki, or Qi ) via the Reiki practitioner into another person for healing purposes.

Therapeutic Touch®

Therapeutic Touch®, also known as Non-Contact Therapeutic Touch, is a body energy field manipulating practice with the goal of alleviating pains, stress, and anxiety, and encouraging overall health and wellbeing.

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