Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a technique of alternative therapy wherein, the patient is cured by passing on positive energy. The Therapeutic Touch professional or the therapist uses his/her hands to direct the human energy for healing the ailments or the pain of the patient. Although the name is therapeutic touch, there is no physical touch involved in the entire treatment.
All those who know about Reiki may find Therapeutic Touch similar to it.
Uses of Therapeutic Touch:
This therapy works on the belief that all the problems that the patient is suffering from are due to the negative energy in the his/her energy fields. It has been noted that harmful or negative energy causes blockages in patient’s normal energy flow. This leads to various health problems. Here, Therapeutic Touch provides respite to the patient, as the therapist removes the negative energy, and passes on the positive energy. The various health problems that can be treated through Therapeutic Touch are:
- Premenstrual syndrome
TT is also used as a complementary therapy for AIDS, cancer, asthma, autism, measles and stroke. However, in such cases the conventional medical treatment should be continued even if undergoing Therapeutic Touch.
How does Therapeutic Touch work?
Normally, a TT session involves four steps. The entire session takes about 10 to 30 minutes to complete. The patient may either stand, sit or lie down – depending upon the requirement to treat the affected area.
- The session begins with the first step known as centering. Here, the therapist makes the client comfortable by communicating with him or her. It helps the therapist to know the client’s thoughts and energy field, and locate the areas of energy blockages that are the cause of sufferings or pain.
- Next comes assessment. During assessment, the therapist keeps his hand 2 to 6 inches above the patient’s body. The therapist tries to locate blockages or irregularities in the client’s energy field by passing the hand from head to toe.
- The third step involves passing of hand over the body several times. At the end of each pass, the therapist releases harmful energy by flicking his or her hand into the air past the patient’s toes.
- And in the final step, the therapist transfers his or her own excess, healthy energy to the patient thereby warding off the pain and ailments.
It is very important to take this therapy from a professional. Initially, you may experience some side effects like dizziness, restlessness, nausea and irritability. But, if you are suffering from severe or serious illness like cancer, it is important to take conventional medical treatment, along with Therapeutic Touch, as TT alone can only help you to some extent in such cases.