What to Expect

Prepare for your Healing Touch appointment as you would for any other health care visit.  List your concerns/questions. Complete a brief intake and review the consent for services form (online) if you are able. Wear comfortable clothing.

On your first visit, you will be asked about your current physical, mental and emotional state. Short term and long term goals will set (what would you like to achieve?). Your consent for services will be signed once your questions are addressed.

The beginning of the session is focused on your comfort.  You are positioned fully clothed on a treatment table, bed or chair. A variety of pillows are used to support you to begin the relaxation process.  With soft music playing, your practitioner will move her hands gently on and above your body.  Initially, it may be hard to “turn off” your thought process, but in time you will fall asleep or enter a state of deep relaxation.

During the session, your practitioner will focus on treating the areas of concern identified before the session, as well as any imbalances perceived with her hands. As she continues to move her hands over your body, you may wake up needing to cough or have a drink of water.  You are in control of the session, and are encouraged to ask for what you need.  After 40-60 minutes, your entire body will be balanced, cleared and energized.

At the end of the session, your practitioner will hold your feet to ground you, and touch your right shoulder.  You may open your eyes and begin moving your toes as you are ready.  After being helped to a sitting position, you are given water to drink, and encouraged to describe your experience.  You may be asked to rate your pain and/or anxiety as applicable.

Finally, the mutual goals set before your session will be reviewed.  To reinforce a team approach to your healing, you’ll be given self-care homework and affirmations to reinforce these goals.  In addition, you will receive a follow-up call or email. Benefits of each session may be realized immediately or within a few days.  Since Healing Touch has a cumulative effect over time, regular sessions are recommended.