Therapeutic Touch Definition
Therapeutic Touch: Therapeutic touch is derived from an ancient technique called laying-on of hands. It is based on the premise that it is the healing force of the therapist (unlike Reiki) that affects the patient's recovery; healing is promoted when the body's energies are in balance; and, by passing their hands over the patient, healers can identify energy imbalances. In this approach the healer passes their hands over a person's body in order to feel the energy imbalances. They are then able to redirect the energy at will. The TT practitioner moves his or her hands over the patientŐs body, specifically the affected area, without actually touching the patient. TT adherents claim that this directs the flow of chi so that the patient can heal. The practice is based on the belief that living beings have an energy field or aura which extends beyond the surface of the body that can be manipulated by the therapist.