About Healing Touch
A: 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.
A: 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.
A: 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.
A: 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.
A: 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 Healing Touch Can Help
A: No, you can remain skeptical and Healing Touch can 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 unacceptable.
A: Absolutely not. Healing Touch should be used in conjunction with – not instead of – conventional medical care.
A: You can be any age to receive Healing Touch – from newborn to the elderly.
A: Healing Touch can be performed almost anywhere – in the home, hospitals, nursing homes and hospices–though predominantly Laurie holds sessions at her office.
A: 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.
A: Yes, because energy is not limited by time or distance, Healing Touch works just as powerfully whether working with someone one-on-one or over a distance. A phone call starts the session as you discuss your intentions for the session. Then you sit quietly or lay down while the practitioner works on you from her location. Some people say they feel sensations or see colors, some fall asleep and others do not feel anything in particular. When the practitioner is finished you receive another phone call to discuss the session. The beneficial effects are the same as being present in the room with the practitioner.