An energy-based bio-field healing programme for body, mind and spirit.
This is the website of Healing Touch New Zealand Inc (HTNZ), the professional organisation for students and practitioners of Healing Touch.
On these pages you will find an introduction to the uses and benefits of Healing Touch, and information about becoming a Healing Touch Practitioner through our multi-level learning programme.
Healing Touch is a hands-on bio-field healing therapy that complements traditional medical care and other approaches to health and healing.
It uses simple techniques with gentle, non-invasive touch to clear, balance, restore and support the human energy system. It also supports and stimulates the self healing processes of the body, emotions, mind and spirit. The energy is vital life force, available to everyone, flowing through the hands of the healer to the person in need.
Following a Healing Touch treatment, people frequently comment that they feel relaxed and calm, have decreased pain and freer movement. It can be used for people of all ages and stages of health.
Some of the benefits of Healing Touch are:
- Reduction of chronic and acute pain
- Reduction of anxiety, stress and depression
- Faster recovery of wounds and fractures
- Strengthening of the immune system
- Relief of symptoms associated with medical treatments and procedures
- Relief of side effects from chemotherapy
- Anaesthesia recovery
- Pre and post surgery
- Support for the dying
- Other conditions of mind, body or spirit
- Animals and plants also benefit.
Because Healing Touch influences the whole person on multiple levels, virtually everyone can benefit from Healing Touch treatments.
Healing Touch is well established in the United States where it is often offered to patients in clinics and hospitals. It has been found to be very effective in reducing the need for pain relief drugs and enhancing recovery.
Medical research is continuously showing that Healing Touch promotes deep relaxation and assists the maintenance of general health and well-being as well as many other specific benefits. Most research is carried out in the US, and can be read on the Healing Touch International website.
Can I learn Healing Touch
The practice of Healing Touch uses a natural ability that exists within all human beings. All that is required initially is the will to help others.
Healing Touch training is open to people from all walks of life, with medical and non-medical backgrounds. Anyone interested in healing work can learn.
Listen to Annis Parker talking about Healing Touch, on Plains FM
History of Healing Touch
Healing Touch was originally developed in Colorado by Janet Mentgen, a registered nurse. It is an endorsed programme of the American Holistic Nurses’ Association. In the USA, Healing Touch has become part of standard care in a number of hospitals and health care facilities. It is also taught and practised in Canada, South America, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Healing Touch New Zealand Inc (HTNZ) was established in 2003 as an incorporated society, affiliated to Healing Touch International Inc in Denver. HTNZ provides education and training services, ensures the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Healing Touch are upheld, and encourages the ongoing development of Healing Touch in New Zealand.
Read about Healing Beyond Borders (formerly Healing Touch International)