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Healing Touch

What is Healing Touch? *

Healing Touch sessionHealing Touch is a heart-centered complementary health modality that extends compassionate energy therapy to clients, wherein practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing.

How does Healing Touch work?

Healing Touch is an energy therapy that focuses on clearing energy congestion that forms in our energy fields and centers. It uses the gift of touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body (aura) and energy centers (chakras). Healing Touch helps to bring body, mind and spirit into balance by re-establishing healthy energy flow through opening, connecting and balancing the human energy system, thus speeding up our natural healing abilities.


Our bodies heal best when we are in a state of relaxation, and not in “fight, flight or freeze” mode. Healing Touch helps to bring our bodies to that optimal, relaxed state for self-healing. Healing Touch is a non-invasive, non-toxic, effective approach to healing that enhances the healing process. This energy therapy is a light-touch or no-touch, clothed client modality that complements any medical or psychological treatment. Some of the benefits are:

  • Relieves stress and depression
  • Enhances the immune system accelerating the body’s self-healing abilities
  • Reduces pain and anxiety
  • Aids in relaxation which increases the body’s ability to heal itself
  • Complements medical treatments
  • Speeds up recovery time from surgery and decreases hospital stays
  • Provides support during chemotherapy
  • Aids in better sleep
  • Creates balance and a sense of well-being
  • Supports the dying process
  • Deepens spiritual connections

Leanne Bishop, HTP, providing a Healing Touch sessionWhat to Expect

Clients often ask what they can expect from a Healing Touch session. The client will lay fully clothed on a treatment table with a blanket for extra warmth if needed. While listening to peaceful music, I may lay still hands on the body or use sweeping motions above the body. While I move the energies, many people have felt tingling or changes in temperature. Some have an emotional release, and some fall asleep. Most clients report experiencing a feeling of total relaxation.

More about the Healing Touch Program

Healing Touch was developed by Janet Mentgen, RN, BSN in the 1980s. Janet’s desire was to have someone in each household know Healing Touch techniques to support their families. The Healing Touch Program has received accreditation from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), being the only energy therapy program that has received accreditation through this credentialing agency. The Healing Touch Program is also accredited by several healthcare associations, most notably ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Association). For more information about Janet Mentgen, the Healing Touch
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* Healing Touch (HT) does not take the place of medical care.  It is a complementary, not alternative, therapy. It is recommended that the client sees a licensed physician or licensed health care professional for any physical or psychological ailment he/she has.  HT Practitioners do not diagnose conditions nor prescribe or perform medical treatments, prescribe substances, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional.

“The session I received from Leanne left me with a feeling of wellness and peace.  Afterward, I noticed a reduction in the symptoms I was experiencing.  Leanne has a very soothing technique.” – Patricia