Q: Who can learn Healing Touch?

A:  Healing Touch classes and the Healing Touch Certification Program is open to anyone who has a desire to offer comfort and relief to others. Janet Mentgen, a nurse and the founder of Healing Touch, believed that anyone could learn how to facilitate healing in others.

Q: Is there just one level of Healing Touch?

A:  No, Healing Touch is a five-level program. When the five levels are completed, you may apply for certification from the Healing Touch Program via an autonomous certification panel.

Q: Is each level a two day workshop?

A: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 are two day workshops. Level 4 and Level 5 are four day workshops usually held in a retreat setting.

Q: Can I get CE credits for taking a Healing Touch Class?

A:  Healing Touch provides accredited Continuing Education for nurses and massage therapists. Based on the nursing process, and supported by scientific research, it is rooted in the concepts of compassion, energy medicine, positive intention, touch, self empowerment, the mind-body-spirit triad, and the body’s innate tendency toward healing

Q: Can Healing Touch techniques be used on animals?

A:  Yes. Animals are very receptive to energy-medicine because of their instinctual nature.

Q: How young of a child can these techniques be used on?

A:  Because Healing Touch techniques are so gentle, and can do no harm, there is no age limit. Healing Touch can even work on babies still in the womb.

Q: Can Healing Touch be done long-distance?

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 at a distance.

Q: How long does a treatment/session last?

A:  A Healing Touch session can run from 15 to 60 minutes depending on the client’s needs.

Q: Do I have to undress to receive a session?

A:  No, you do not need to undress to receive a session.

Q: Is Healing Touch like getting a massage?

A:  The only way Healing Touch is like massage is that you lie on a massage table for the treatment, if you choose. You can also sit on a chair to receive a treatment. Either way, you stay fully clothed but may be asked to remove your shoes.

With massage, muscles are manipulated and pressure is applied. When doing Healing Touch the practitioner uses very light, gentle touch and/or makes sweeping movements with his/her hands near the body.

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