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About Healing Touch

What is Healing Touch?
Healing Touch is a therapy that helps to restore and balance energy that has been depleted, due to stress, illness, injury, grief, medical conditions, surgery or medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the human energy system by creating an optimal environment to enable the body's innate tendency for healing to occur.
What happens when our energy system becomes depleted or imbalanced?
When our energy system is depleted we feel tired, we have difficulty coping and it is difficult for our immune system to function properly.
When our energy system is off balance, the energy that usually flows through and around our bodies becomes congested. For example – pain is congested energy. When an individual has pain, the practitioner focuses on removing the energy congestion so that the pain level is reduced. Think of times when you have been stressed and how it affected your body. You may have experienced muscle tightness in your neck and shoulders, developed a headache or had discomfort in other parts of your body. Stress causes congestion in our energy system. Healing Touch techniques help to relieve that congestion.
How does our body respond to energy therapy such as Healing Touch?
Healing Touch promotes relaxation. When your body relaxes, endorphins are released from the brain, which helps the muscles to relax. When the muscles relax, circulation is improved and the increased blood flow elevates oxygen levels throughout the body. This in turn allows nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently, enzymes are built to aid digestion, hormones are regulated, and toxins are released from the body. This allows healthy cells to regenerate and promotes a sense of well-being which then supports healing and regulates the immune system.
Why do you say that Healing Touch effects body, mind, emotion and spirit?
We are integrated beings and we cannot separate the physical from the emotional, mental or spiritual aspects of ourselves. When we are physically ill, we are also affected emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Likewise, when we are stressed or emotional about something we often feel it in our physical body such as developing a headache or we have a change in digestion or have difficulty sleeping. Our body, mind, emotion and spirit are who we are as a whole person and we need to take care of that whole person. Healing Touch effects the whole person.
What Research is available on Healing Touch?
Healing Touch (HT) is one of many energy-based modalities that is being increasingly studied. Many science disciplines are turning to the study of subtle energies in their quest to understand the phenomena of energy-based therapies. The Healing Touch Research website is available to provide documented research on Healing Touch and related modalities.
What is the difference between Healing Touch and Reiki?
Healing Touch and Reiki are both energy medicine modalities used for healing. Reiki is an ancient energy modality that is initiated by a Reiki Master through "attunement". Healing Touch works with very specific techniques for various applications and gives structure to the healing treatment provided. Reiki uses a more generalized approach to balance the energy body. See Healing Touch VS Reiki chart.
Benefits of Healing Touch

What are some of the benefits of Healing Touch therapy?
  • Reduces pain
  •  Reduces anxiety 
  •  Enhances recovery from surgery 
  •  Improves mobility after surgery 
  •  Relieves tension, stress and depression
  •  Provides support during chemotherapy and radiation therapy 
  •  Strengthens the immune system 
  •  Reduces the effects of trauma and chronic pain 
  •  Supports the dying process 
  •  Deepens spiritual connection 
  •  Reduces the length of hospital stays
What are other benefits of using Healing Touch/energy medicine?
  • NON-INVASIVE - Healing Touch is done without the use of invasive procedures and offers a holistic way of healing that is gentle on the body.
  •  EFFECTIVE - Research has shown that Healing Touch facilitates the relaxation response and enhances the healing process.
  •  NON-TOXIC -  Healing Touch restores balance and harmony to our natural biofield without the use of pharmaceuticals.
  •  ECONOMICAL - Healing Touch does not require the use of equipment or substances and can be done in any setting.
Do I have to believe in this for it to work on me?
No, you can keep your skepticism and it will still work! Your body's intuitive wisdom will process and benefit from what it knows is for your highest good, whether or not your conscious mind thinks it's "a little out there". And remember, your Spirit will automatically "veto" anything that it deems is not in your best interest.
Do you recommend that Healing Touch be used in place of traditional medical care?
Absolutely not. Healing Touch should be used in conjunction with – not instead of – traditional medical care.   Healing Touch can facilitate self-healing but is not a replacement for traditional health care, medical diagnosis or medical treatment for illness. 
About Healing Touch Sessions

What happens during a Healing Touch session?
The first session involves a consultation in addition to the Healing Touch session. The practitioner will ask a series of questions about your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health issues, and will answer questions about Healing Touch. Then you lay fully clothed on a treatment table while the practitioner gently places his or her hands slightly above or on the body. The session generally lasts 40 to 60 minutes, and people frequently report feeling deeply relaxed and peaceful during and after the session. Because there may be a cumulative effect of using Healing Touch over time, regular sessions are recommended.
Where does a Healing Touch session take place?
Healing Touch can be performed almost anywhere – in the home, hospitals, nursing homes, hospices or the practitioner place of business.
How many sessions are recommended?
The number of sessions for Healing Touch is dependent upon the needs of the client. Often for a new client, three treatments are scheduled. After each session, the client's needs are reassessed to plan the care appropriately. This will include the need for further treatments, referrals to other professionals, and instruction in self-care as needed and in collaboration with the wishes of the client.
How often would I have to be seen?
If you have an acute condition, such as recent surgery or a recent injury, more benefit is derived by a Healing Touch treatment daily or every other day for three to five visits.  If you have a chronic condition, the practitioner will suggest that you be seen once a week for three to five weeks as it sometimes takes up to three visits for there to be a noticeable benefit.
How soon will I notice results?
The energy shifts immediately with the integration, like a light being turned on in a dark room. The overall feeling of relaxation is commonly experienced. Pain relief is often reported after one session. Most people report that they feel much "lighter" after the session. That is because they literally are! Emotions such as depression, anger, guilt, etc. are often released. Once released, the void where those emotions were formerly held may be automatically filled with light, truth, love, forgiveness, and joy. With some issues, you will immediately notice they are no longer there because you are not worried about them anymore. That worry is replaced by peace. With other issues, although the energetic changes are in place, you may not recognize the change right away.
How long does a treatment/session last?
A Healing Touch session can run from 15 to 60 minutes depending on the client's needs.
Do I have to undress/disrobe to receive a session?
No, you do not need to undress to receive a session. In Healing Touch sessions, the client will remain dressed but usually remove their shoes and any binding items such as a belt. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Is Healing Touch like getting a massage?
The only way Healing Touch is like massage is that you lie on a treatment table for the session, if you choose. You can also sit on a chair to receive a treatment. Either way, you stay fully clothed but may be asked to remove your shoes. With massage, muscles are manipulated and pressure is applied. When doing Healing Touch the practitioner uses very light, gentle touch and/or makes sweeping movements with his/her hands near the body.
What if I do not like to be touched?
All the Healing Touch techniques can be done without the practitioner directly touching you and will be just as effective. If you do not feel comfortable during a Healing Touch session, feedback is always encouraged and welcome. Please speak up. If you do not feel comfortable, your practitioner can increase/decrease pressure; provide you with blanket/remove a blanket; let you adjust your position; and/or stop working on the part of your body that is giving you discomfort.
Can I talk to my practitioner or listen to music during a session?
That is up to you. When the environment permits, soothing music may be played during the session. A session is your time to relax and the goal is to provide you with an environment that helps you do just that. You may also feel free to speak with your practitioner during a session. This is your time, however, and many times patients choose to simply lie quietly and receive a treatment.
Is Healing Touch for everybody/any age?
Healing Touch is beneficial to everyone and works as a complementary therapy to conventional medicine and other therapies. You can be any age to receive Healing Touch – from newborn to the elderly. Because Healing Touch techniques are so gentle, and can do no harm, there is no age limit. Healing Touch can even work on babies still in the womb.
Can Healing Touch be done long-distance?
Yes, because energy is not limited by time or distance, Healing Touch works just as powerfully whether working with someone one-on-one or at a distance.
How Can I find a Healing Touch Practitioner in my area?
Do I need a referral?
You do not need to be referred by a physician or other medical professional to receive a Healing Touch treatment. However, because Healing Touch is complementary to conventional medicine, medical professionals will often recommend that you receive Healing Touch treatments to improve your overall health and healing.
How much do Healing Touch sessions cost?
Healing Touch fees are similar to local massage therapy sessions. Sessions typically range from $50 - $150 a session depending on the experience of the practitioner. Some practitioners will offer package sessions for a reduced cost. 
Learning to do Healing Touch

Who can learn Healing Touch?
Healing Touch classes and the Healing Touch Certification Program are open to anyone who has a desire to enhance all health and wellness, comfort and relief to others. Janet Mentgen, a nurse and the founder of Healing Touch, believed that anyone could learn how to facilitate healing in others. You do not need to be a health care provider to take Healing Touch courses. The certification courses are intended for people 18 and older. There are other courses that are designed for children to learn as well.

Your classes may include physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, allied health professionals, mental health professionals, naturopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors, nutritionists, massage therapists and bodyworkers, health and wellness coaches, and more. Students who are new to intuitive practices, as well as those who are skilled in using intuitive modalities, are welcome. 

Can I really learn to be a healer? Aren't you just "born with it"?
Learning to access and develop your inherent healing abilities is similar to learning a new language or developing a muscle. It takes correct instruction and regular practice applied over time. You will have instructor lead, real-time practice in the classroom, and practice between each level. For certification you will work with a mentor for 6-12 months. 
What does learning Healing Touch involve?
Taking a Healing Touch Level 1 class involves attending a two day in-person workshop now available live on-line too. These workshops include hands-on practice, demonstration, discussion and the opportunity to be worked on. In class, you will receive a step-by-step notebook that illustrates each healing technique and helps you understand the fundamental concepts and principles of Healing Touch. The course awards 16-18 continuing education contact hours that are offered and can be applied by nurses and massage therapists toward their licensure requirements. Healing Touch Program is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.
What will I learn at a Healing Touch Level 1 class?
  • 12 techniques you can use immediately to relieve pain and calm emotions in yourself and others
  • ​A step-by-step notebook that illustrates each healing technique and helps you understand the fundamental concepts and principles of Healing Touch  
  • ​Practice using your hands and heart to foster healing in yourself and others  
  • ​Heightened awareness of your subtle energy body (the invisible field that is the source for true health and well-being), the human energetic anatomy and how it is connected to mind, body and spirit   
  • ​Knowledge of how to assess and evaluate the seven chakras and energy layers that surround the body 
  • ​Ways to maintain balance in your own energy system so that you can thrive 
  • ​Confidence to share this exciting work with your friends, family, co-workers and in your community
  • ​Resources that demonstrate the scientific validity of Healing Touch  
  • ​Introduction to the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics that make the Healing Touch Program a professional, certified program 
  • ​Connection to a community of healers  
  • And so much more... 
To see what you will learn at each level of Healing Touch see our Training Page or Download a Healing Touch Course Catalog
How many Levels of Healing Touch are there?
Healing Touch is a five-level program. When the five levels are completed, you may apply for certification through Healing Touch Certification. 
How long will it take for me to complete the program?
Most people complete the five level program in 18 - 24 months. Levels 1, 2 and 3 are each 16 hours and it is recommended to practice the techniques for one or two months before moving to the next level. Levels 4 and 5 are each 30 hours and are taught online. After Level 4, a formal six month mentorship and specific growth work is required to attend Level 5. The Fast Track Program is an accelerated series of scheduled Healing Touch Levels 1, 2 and 3 live online classes that is completed in three months. 
Can I get CE credits for taking a Healing Touch Class?
Healing Touch provides accredited Continuing Education for nurses and massage therapists. Based on the nursing process, and supported by scientific research, it is rooted in the concepts of compassion, energy medicine, positive intention, touch, self-empowerment, the mind-body-spirit triad, and the body's innate tendency toward healing.
Do you offer live online or in-person Healing Touch Class?
Our programs are held both in-person and live online. Both can be found on our class schedule page

Live online classroom is held through Zoom. You will receive real-time personal mentoring and practice with the skills.
We have found no difference in students’ education and ability to utilize the skills in the online classroom format. In fact, students have found the Live Online classroom to support deeper focus and growth in their practice.
How do I find Healing Touch Classes and Information?
See our Class Schedule to find a workshop in your area
How much is the tuition?
See Enrollment Options below
What is your refund policy?
Please see our Returns & Refunds Policy page for complete information.
Enrollment Options
An Investment in Your Personal and Professional Future.
Start a new heart-centered, compassionate career in Healing Touch.
Individual Class Tuition
 If you are curious about Healing Touch and you want to try a class you can also register for classes one at a time. All of our classes are taught by Certified Instructors.
Level 1, 2, or 3 Individual Workshops
One Payment
  • 16-18 Hours of Live Instruction Per Level
  • Step-By-Step Notebook Per Level
  • Continuing Education Hours awarded
  • Additional program cost: travel, room and board
Level 4 or 5 Individual Workshops
One Payment
Payment Plans Available
  • 30 Hours of Live Instruction Per Level
  • Step-By-Step Notebook
  • Continuing Education Hours awarded
  • Additional program cost: Mentorship, travel, room and board
Fast Track Series
Take Healing Touch Levels 1, 2 and 3 live online in an accelerated program. Classes and practice sessions are scheduled in a series over a three month period.
Total Value: $1986
One Payment - (SAVE $394)
Payment Plans Available
  • 3 Levels of live workshops (48 hours of hands-on training)  VALUE $1491
  • 6 Instructor led online practice sessions - 9 hours of practice VALUE $300
  • 30 effective hands-on techniques that you can use immediately 
  • Lessons in energy theory and anatomy
  • Energetic assessment tools - Discover how to find energetic imbalances 
  • Hands-on experience and feedback
  • Step-By-Step Workbooks and Technique Review Cards  - Know exactly what to do next $60 in Savings
  • FREE! 12 month membership in Healing Touch Professional Association ($135 savings and over $5000 value)
  • FREE! Lite Subscription to Energy Magazine
  • 48 Continuing Education Credits (for Nurses, Massage Therapist and Bodyworkers)
  • Student Portal and Community
  • And so much more...
  • Additional program cost: Mentorship, travel, room and board
Foundational Package
This package includes the Healing Touch Level 1, 2 and 3 classes and offers savings on tuition. Choose the live online or in person classes that fit your schedule.
Total Value: $1591
One Payment - (SAVE $394)
Payment Plans Available
  • 3 Levels of live workshops (48 hours of hands-on training)  VALUE $1491
  • 30 effective hands-on techniques that you can use immediately 
  • Lessons in energy theory and anatomy
  • Energetic assessment tools - Discover how to find energetic imbalances 
  • Hands-on experience and feedback
  • Step-By-Step Workbooks - Know exactly what to do next 
  • FREE! 12 month membership in Healing Touch Professional Association ($135 savings and over $5000 value)
  • FREE! Lite Subscription to Energy Magazine
  • 48 Continuing Education Credits (for Nurses, Massage Therapist and Bodyworkers)
  • Student Portal and Community
  • And so much more...
  • Additional program cost: Mentorship, travel, room and board
Practitioner Bundle
This package is perfect if you are ready to  become a professional practitioner and plan to complete the program and apply for certification.  Applies after you have completed Levels 1-3.
TOTAL VALUE: $2169.00
One Payment - (SAVE $472)
Payment Plans Available
  • Level 4 and 5 workshops (60 hours of hands-on training) VALUE $1594
  • Includes your Certification and test fees - $475 Value
  • Two additional hands-on techniques that you can use immediately 
  • Lessons in practitioner development for Healing Touch in a practice setting, business concepts, ethics and standards, documentation of sessions, and case management
  • Certification Readiness - Preparation for certification process
  • Hands-on experience and feedback
  • Step-By-Step Workbooks - Know exactly what to do next
  • FREE! 12 month membership in Healing Touch Professional Association ($135 savings and over $5000 value)
  • FREE! Lite Subscription to Energy Magazine
  • 30 Continuing Education Credits (for Nurses, Massage Therapist and Bodyworkers)
  • Student Portal and Community
  • And so much more...
  • Additional program cost: Mentorship, travel, room and board
Scholarship Program
The Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation (HTWF) is offering scholarships to help those who are interested in advancing their Healing Touch education, but may not have the financial means. Scholarships are awarded four times a year. 
For Details see the HTWF Scholarship Program.
Healing Touch with Animals

Can these techniques be used on animals?
Absolutely! Animals are very easy to work on because their Spirits are so open.
How does it work?
Just like a person, when an animal is injured or ill, the energy system becomes out of balance. Healing Touch helps restore the balance, which in turn assists their body's natural capacity for healing itself.
Is there a specific Healing Touch course to work with animals?
Yes, Healing Touch for Animals® was created in 1997 by Carol Komitor, a Healing Touch Certified Instructor. Healing Touch program endorses this program for learning specific Healing Touch techniques for animals. Check out Healing Touch for Animals website. Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) is a holistic approach influencing the health and well-being of animals through energy medicine and intention. HTA techniques restore harmony and balance to the animal’s energy system while providing physical, emotional, mental and instinctual stability.
Will I still need veterinary care for my animal if I am doing energy work on them?
Healing Touch can enhance the healing process and does not replace traditional veterinary medicine or veterinary healthcare. These techniques promote a beneficial way to blend holistic healthcare and traditional medicine.
How does Healing Touch for Animals (HTA) compare to Healing Touch (HTP)?
The difference between Healing Touch Program and Healing Touch for Animals® is the difference in the energy fields between humans and animals. The Healing Touch for Animals® techniques allow for the difference in the animal’s energy structure. All of the techniques presented are taught to adapt to the animal’s energy field to assist in optimum healing.
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