Therapeutic Touch - Theory and Practice

Therapeutic Touch involves a variety of specific processes intended to help and heal. It is more than the comforting touch of patients; it is a set of interactions that all healthcare practitioners can incorporate into their everyday practice, and which can be as rewarding to the practitioner as they are healing for the client.

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A Far Reaching Thing

Tales of Healing With Therapeutic Touch. Although its roots are in ancient ideas about healing, Therapeutic Touch is a relatively young practice. Its intention as a therapy is to promote healing and to reduce pain and anxiety. As the author relates her experiences as a Therapeutic Touch practitioner working alongside medical professionals in hospitals and hospices, and delves into much of the history and many of the theories behind its use as a complementary therapy, its benefits as a practice become evident.

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