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Therapeutic Touch®

Therapeutic Touch® is a contemporary interpretation of several known ancient laying-on-of-hands healing practices. In 1970, Delores Krieger, PhD, RN, professor emeritus of Nursing at New York University, and Dora Kunz, a gifted energy healer, developed and standardized the technique. This standardization generated much interest in doing research on the effects of TT treatments.  Gradually, Therapeutic Touch® has gained recognition and is now offered in  health centres, hospitals and cancer canters in Canada, the US, and beyond.


Therapeutic Touch is based on the following assumptions:

  • The human being is an open energy system composed of layers of energy constantly interacting with the self, others, and the environment.

  • Illness is an imbalance in an individual's energy field.

  • Clearing or balancing the energy field promotes health.

  • All humans have natural abilities to heal and enhance the healing in others.[1]


Research and clinical experience have shown that Therapeutic Touch is effective in the following areas:[2][3]

  • To promote relaxation

  • Reduce anxiety and stress

  • Managing pain

  • facilitating the body’s natural processes                                        

  • fostering a sense of peace and acceptance.​

[1] University of Minnesota, “Therapeutic Touch,” Available at:

[2], “Therapeutic Touch,” available at:

[3] The Free Dictionary, “Therapeutic Touch,” available at:


“Before I received TT I was a little skeptical but I am now confident that your treatments are helping me to cope with my health problems. I feel more positive and have been able to gradually get back to my regular routines".

Teresa G.

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