Touch for Health
Do you believe in the power of healing touch?
Touch for Health is a system of muscle testing and balancing that uses principles of ancient Chinese medicine, therapeutic massage, energy work and postural alignment in order to enhance strength, improve energy, and release physical and mental stress and pain within a patient.
Similar in many ways to reiki, Touch for Health uses the therapist's hands to identify blocked energy zones within the body. The laying on of hands and meditation is said to unblock these trouble areas and promote healing and ideal balanced health - mentally and physically.
Touch for Health is identified for the following body and mind benefits:
- Renewed energy
- Improved self-confidence
- Stress relief
- Relief of chronic aches and pains
- Relief of migraines and headaches
- Comfort after surgery
- Reduced anxiety after a traumatic event
- Relief of muscle soreness
- Feelings of peace and inner wellness
- Mental clarity
- Ease of movement
- Improved confidence
- Overall enjoyment of life
Even though therapeutic touch is encompassed in ancient spiritual wisdom, it is performed primarily by nurse practitioners, who are trained to sense energy imbalances within the bodies of their clients.
During a Touch for Health session, the patient will lay on a massage table or sit in a massage chair, while the nurse holds his or her hands very close to the body and uses meditation to tap into blocked areas. Once the blockages in the body are identified, the nurse will lay his or her hands over the area in order to clear the restrictions.
Touch for Health is used primarily in hospice situations in order to comfort and ease the pain of babies and children, patients who have recently undergone surgery, those with chronic pain, anyone who has experienced severe trauma, and to ease the elderly. Just a few minutes of this gentle touch therapy has been said to put a patient in a state of immense relaxation and comfort.
Even though Touch for Health is applied in various medical settings, its effects are not backed by science. There is little doubt of its ability to put a patient in a state of relaxation; however to fully benefit from touch for health therapy, you must believe in its spiritual powers.