Healing Touch Atlanta
A Healing Touch practitioner uses his/her hands and heart, focusing her own energy with the intention of assisting the patient’s innate healing process. Healing Touch techniques influence the human energy system, specifically the magnetic field which surrounds each of us. The practitioner concentrates on directing her own energy field in an intentional, focused and caring manner to influence the field of the patient. The practitioner may or may not actually touch the patient in order to effect this energy exchange.
Not only does the Healing Touch recipient experience a sense of relief and relaxation during and after the session, but the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being are affected in a positive way.
Healing Touch can be used as a stand-alone therapy or as part of Integrative Medicine, in conjunction with other medical care.
What is Healing Touch?
Healing Touch is a non-invasive, energy therapy which promotes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Individuals who practice Healing Touch have the unique gift of being able to influence the human energy system through touch. Healing Touch relies on the heart-centered, caring relationship between the practitioner and patient to facilitate energy healing.
Healing Touch evolved from Therapeutic Touch, which could originally only be practiced by Registered Nurses (RNs). In the 1980s, Healing Touch became available to any medical professional or individual who wanted to facilitate healing in others.
Who is Healing Touch for?
Anyone can benefit from Healing Touch. It is widely used in hospitals for treating patients with chronic disease and cancer. Numerous studies have been conducted to demonstrate the benefits of Healing Touch in the treatment of a variety of conditions including:
- Heart disease
- Death and dying
- Endocrine/Immune function
- Depression and anxiety
- Post operative recovery
What to Expect from Healing Touch?
Healing Touch is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that focuses on restoring an individual's energy field. This treatment brings the patient a deep sense of calm and relaxation in the body-mind-spirit.
Healing Touch therapy is different from massage therapy. While a massage therapist works the muscles, a Healing Touch practitioner focuses on a person's energy. You will sit or lie on a massage table, fully clothed. Using her hands, the Healing Touch practitioner will assess your energy field and then proceed to restore balance and energy healing. The practitioner may gently place the hands on or over the body.
Most recently, Linda introduced me to Healing Touch Therapy. In one session, she helped me reduce my anxiety and stress and create an intense sense of well being. I had recently endured three epidural injections for my back pain with limited success, but one Healing Touch session helped reduce my pain. The therapy assisted me in balancing my spiritual, emotional and physical well being, which I believe is critical to healing something that is sorely lacking in traditional medicine. -Ginny K.
Linda Hall, RN, is the Patient Care Coordinator for Atlanta Functional Medicine. She has experience and training in many techniques in mind-body medicine. She is currently in the process of becoming certified in Healing Touch, as well as Holistic Nursing.
Linda became interested in Healing Touch through the American Holistic Nurses Association. The Healing Touch Program™ is an intense, hands-on, multi-level training course. To become certified in Healing Touch, a practitioner must complete all five levels, meet application requirements and successfully pass a proficiency exam.
Holistic nurses possess special qualities that allow them to connect with patients on a deep level and become therapeutic partners. Linda is an exceptionally compassionate individual. She recognizes the interconnectedness of a patient's physical body, mind, emotion and spirit. Holistic Nursing and Healing Touch give Linda the ability to directly help patients and also work in collaboration with Dr. Board and the other physicians at Atlanta Functional Medicine.