The technique was devised a few decades ago as a contemporary version of various ancient practices in which a healer consciously directs and focuses energy to the receiver to balance and unblock negative energy flow. The practitioner’s hands move in slow rhythmic, motions two to six inches above the animal (or human) in an effort to detect blockages in the body’s energy field that may cause or contribute to illness. Delores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N., and Dor Kunz, clairvoyant and gifted healer developed therapeutic Touch This laying-on of hands therapeutic technique, in the 1970s in the United States. Used extensively by registered nurses in hospitals to nurture premature babies and to increase the recovery of some patients, including in the emergency room.
Gentle and non-invasive, it works on and above the body. Using a meditative process, Therapeutic Touch disperses blocked energy and allows the practitioner to channel healing energy to the client. The receiver may be sitting or lying down and may be conscious or unconscious during the treatment. The receiver ultimately heals herself. The practitioner’s role is only to give of her own energy reserves in order to boost the healing process in the receiver.
No contraindications noted. This type of therapy can be used when other hands on therapies are contraindicated.