What is it?
Healing Touch is a nurturing energy therapy that uses gentle, light, or near- body touch in order to facilitate your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Healing Touch emphasizes compassionate, heart-centered care. As such, it creates an optimal environment for the body's innate tendency for healing to occur.
It works in harmony with, is complementary to, and may be integrated with standard medical care.
Who can benefit?
Healing Touch facilitates a deep sense of calm and relaxation as well as overall and specific responses for healing especially in situations such as:
Recovery from Surgery
What can you expect?
A Healing Touch session is typically administered while the client lies on a treatment table while fully clothed. However, depending on the client's needs, a session can be given in a chair, in a bed in a hospital room, nursing home, assisted living facility, and even hospice.
Every practitioner brings his or her own perspective and intuitiveness to their practice. In my practice, I incorporate the use of aromatherapy and soothing music during the session. When appropriate, I also utilize heat and even warm or cold stones as an adjunct to the session.
What are the credentials of the program?
In 1993, certification of Healing Touch Practitioners began and was administered by the American Holistic Nurses Association. It is also endorsed by the Canadian Holistic Nurses Association. Additionally, Healing Touch Program is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education.
Healing Touch is widely respected and increasingly accepted in the healthcare community. It is offered at institutions both nationally and internationally. Locally, it can be found in such places as the National Institutes of Health, University of Maryland Hospital campuses, and DuPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington, DE for both patients and staff.
The program maintains the highest professional standards by maintaining a scope of practice, a code of ethics, and a national professional association.
What are the qualifications of the Practitioner?
In order to become a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, I am taking an intensive, two-year course of study. This consists of classroom instruction, coursework, hands-on practical experience, documentation of sessions, a year-long mentorship, and will ultimately culminate in a written Board exam. Service to the community is an important part of the program as well. With a grateful heart, I have volunteered at DuPont Children's Hospital providing HT to the staff and the Lewes Wellness Center providing HT to the seniors in the community. I hope to bring a bi-monthly "Community Day of Caring" to the wellness center by early 2018 which will focus on providing a day of free sessions of Healing Touch to the seniors in the Bel Air community.
How do I schedule a session?
As a Healing Touch Student Practitioner, I am inviting you to try a complimentary 30-minute session. After that, future 30-minute sessions will be given for your donation up to $10.00 per session. In general, sessions will be offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m. and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. You may schedule your session by calling 410-638-5544 or through our website at www.r4wellness.com or by sending an e-mail directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.