Therapeutic Touch®
Therapeutic Touch is a holistic, evidence-based therapy that uses energy in an intentional and compassionate way to promote balance and well-being. Based on the belief that the body can heal itself, practitioners consciously direct universal energy through their hands to alter the client’s energy field, thus helping to mobilize the client's natural abilities to heal.


This complementary energy healing modality was developed in the early 1970s by the pioneer Dr. Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, a professor at New York University, and Dora Kunz, a natural healer.


After conducting their own research, together Krieger and Kunz standardized the technique that has been defined as a “contemporary interpretation of various ancient laying-on-of-hands healing practices.”[1]


Therapeutic Touch treats the whole person; it relaxes the mind, heals the body, and soothes the spirit. The principle is that the human body’s energy field extends several inches to several feet from the body.[1]


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

  • promoting a relaxation response

  • reducing anxiety and stress

  • managing pain

  • improving sleep

  • facilitating the body’s natural healing process

  • fostering a sense of well-being


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

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

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

“I was a little skeptical before my first Therapeutic Touch session but now I feel confident that your treatments can help me cope with the health issues I am experiencing. I feel more positive and have been able to gradually get back to my regular routines".

Teresa G