Therapeutic Touch

Therapeutic Touch® is a holistic, evidence-based therapy that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being of the client, or healing partner. The practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process


Therapeutic Touch® was developed in the early 1970s by Dr. Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, and Dora Kunz, an intuitive healer. Through their combined experiences and research on the healing process, they developed the Therapeutic Touch® process and the curriculum for teaching this natural healing modality.

Since 1972 Therapeutic Touch® has been taught in more than 80 colleges and universities and approximately 90 different countries.


The process of Therapeutic Touch® begins with the practitioner's focus on the client and the intention to bring balance to the energy field. An initial energy assessment, done with the practitioner's hands several inches above the client's body, identifies areas of imbalance. 

The remainder of the session can be done with or without physical contact and focuses on balancing the client's energy field. The practitioner uses their hands to clear and modulate energy, then to reassess the energy field for balance and flow. 

The return of balance and flow has been shown to support the healing process both in research and clinical practice.

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Therapeutic Touch® can help clear, align, and balance the client's energy systems, promoting healing. It is effective in promoting relaxation, relieving stress, and decreasing pain.


A level of training that includes every competency component needed to safely and appropriately apply the treatment.


An additional treatment that first requires the practitioners to be trained in an appropriate related discipline.