How To Use The Healing Touch
Healing Touch is an "energy therapy” that uses gentle hand movements and the psyche to help heal the body, mind, and soul. It is based on the conviction that every human has a field of energy that interacts constantly with the environment. The goal of it is to use the interaction between the practitioner and the patient to restore harmony and health to the person’s energy system.
There are many different types of healing touch sessions, but for the most part they all have the same type of spiritual process. First of all, the practitioner tries to calm, center, and ground the person being treated so that any channeling or thought projections will be received positively by the patient.
The practitioner, depending on what discipline they are using, will also channel or access higher energies, try to connect with spirit guides, or try to connect spiritually with the higher self of the individual being treated. In general, the goal of energy therapies is to bring energy into the patient or balance the energy within a patient. Some healing touch practitioners call themselves light workers because of this. Many of them envision the energy itself as light.
Sometimes, the healing touch does not involve the hands. Practitioners may use stones, crystal wands, sacred objects, light, sound, and magnets to treat a patient. However, for the most part, these therapies involve the manipulation of the hands above the body in a fluid, flowing motion.
Healing Touch, Reiki, Qigong, and therapeutic touch are all therapies that employ this type of treatment. Most of these treatments find their origins in Asia. Sometimes, the chakras are treated – the seven energy centers in the body.
In some, the person being treated is actually touched and in others the patient lies on the table. In Qigong, the individual may be required to perform movements as well that complement the psychic energies being projected by the practitioner.
Many people swear by energy healing, but science so far has had no real way of measuring this quantitatively. So keep this in mind before you get this type of treatment. It is not scientifically proven, but it does seem to help. Many practitioners advise using it in conjunction with other cures. However, they are techniques that are “shamanic” in origin and have been practiced for thousands of years. This is because the ancients believed that illness was due to energy imbalance. Correcting this imbalance is ultimately is the point of healing touch therapies. Acupuncture and Yoga are also all about correcting these energy imbalances in the body and can be accomplished without the help of a practitioner.
Healing Touch can also compliment other healing modalities that a person might be using, including body or mind oriented therapies such as massage, guided imagery, acupressure, music therapy, meditation and psychotherapy.
You can easily learn how to do healing touch by yourself at home. Many people are natural healers and it is believed also to be an ability that can be passed down through families.