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Healing Touch is a holistic, peaceful energy therapy. Compassionate, gentle touch assists in restoring harmony & balance to physical, emotional, mental & spiritual well-being by supporting the body's energy field (biofield) & its own natural, self-healing ability. 

History & Practice of Healing Touch

Healing Touch was developed by Janet Mentgen,R.N., B.S.N., a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). She founded Healing Touch International in 1996 for certification of practitioners by the Healing Touch Certification Board. She had been developing her healing touch techniques over the 43 years she worked as a nurse in the U.S. Navy, then as an E.R. nurse and finally a home health nurse. Her love of patients and her desire to heal guided her innate talent to use & develop various energetic techniques based on the positive results she saw in her patients during their illness. 


Healing Touch is based on seven Core Values of Integrity, Heart-Centeredness, Respect of Self & Others, Self Care, Service, Community and Unconditional Love.


There are over 35 Healing Touch techniques that span five levels of training and incorporate an energy-based approach to clear, energize & balance the human energy system. This energy system includes seven energy centers or 'chakras' within & around the physical body that control its energy field. If these chakras are compromised or out of balance, energy flow through the body & meridians can be blocked causing pain or illness. For example one of the Healing Touch interventions taught for clearing or unblocking a painful spine is taken from a Native American tradition called the Hopi technique or Vertebral Spiral technique. It works specifically with each vertebrae using circular or spiral energetic movements to release energy build-up held in the spine. This technique has shown amazing results for those with chronic or acute back pain. 

Healing Touch can help

  • Reduce Stress

  • Calm Anxiety & Depression

  • Prepare for Surgery

  • Enhance Recovery from Surgery

  • Decrease Pain

  • Decrease Wound Healing Time

  • Side-effects from Chemo/Radiation

  •  Burn Patients  

  • Chronic/Acute Back Pain                  

  • Chronic Headaches/Migraines

  • Sleep Disturbances

  • Strengthen Immune System

  • Deepen Spiritual Connection

  • Create a Sense of Well-Being

Click on 'read more' to learn more about the seven chakras

Here is a link to an amazing book by my mentor Sue Kagel:

Healing Touch: Enhancing Life Through Energy Therapy

Here is a video to learn more about Healing Touch from our Veterans:

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