Therapeutic Touch®, a contemporary interpretation of several ancient energy practices, is a consciously directed process of energy exchange during which practitioners use their hands as a focus for facilitating well-being. This technique was first brought to our attention as a modern well-being method by Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN and her colleague, Dora Kunz, in 1972.
Therapeutic Touch is used by health professionals, holistic practitioners, therapists, counsellors, educators and private individuals in hospitals, hospices and palliative care units. Now, with a base of continuing research, Therapeutic Touch is taught and practised throughout the world, including numerous universities and colleges in Canada and the United States. It is accepted in the policies and procedures of an increasing number of health care institutions worldwide.
Recognized Therapeutic Touch Teachers provide training workshops in many locations across Canada. They also speak at numerous events.
Therapeutic Touch® is a registered trademark in Canada