A few days ago I raved about a particular healing modality that left me glowing, as if I'd just had a facial. I could feel as though I was literally radiating from within. I went back to Margie Ford, the woman who gave me the session to find out more.
Margie is the founder of Healing Touch Energy Therapy, a group of practioners who are trained in Energy Therapies that are blended to suit client's needs. Their common platform is Healing Touch. In addition to Healing Touch, Margie is also a Tera Mai™ Reiki Master, Angel Therapy Practitioner®, Quantum Angel Therapist, and Life Coach. This heart centered energy work is an integral component of the healing equation; where conventional medicine treats a specific issue, energy therapies treat the entire energetic system of the body. This holistic remedy encourages healing, nurturing, balance and rejuvenation to one’s emotional, physiological and spiritual health.
1) How has Healing Touch Energy Therapy helped your clients? Can you share some examples of transformation?
I see people who are suffering from emotional stresses and very physical ones as well. Some examples of physical changes include relief from the side affects from chemotherapy such as neurapathy or tingling in hands and feet. HT has been especially helpful in the healing and recovery process when provided before and after procedures or surgeries (oral and physical). I have several clients whose Doctors are amazed at both the speed of recovery and the reduced meds required. On the emotional level those greiving or deep in loss feel as those something has been lifted. The results are not always dramatic, it can be quite subtle, but it is very freeing.
The common aspect that occurs in all sessions is a very deep relaxation, a letting go of stress from the deep within. This allows for other areas of their life to transform.
2) What are the ancient practices that Healing Touch is derived from?
Janet Mentgen BSN,RN, the founded Healing Touch in 1989 by embracing shamic teachings and aborigine traditions as well as the concepts and teachings of Brugh Joy, Barbara Brennan and Rosalynn Bruyere. Healing Touch can be used in compliment with other modalities like Reiki, which again is a tradition that is thousands of years old. Like Healing Touch, Reiki is based on the belief that all life depends on a universal, nonphysical energy that needs to be balanced withouth the individual for optimum functioning. The combination of these two modalities would allow for the best possible outcome through a skilled practioner.
3) How many sessions are required or recommended?
This really is not a flash in the pan kind of experience. Those who seek this work want to come regularly. I recommend once a week for at least 6 weeks ( I have a discount program for this) and at that point I like to discuss the next steps with the client. However, there are those that like coming once or twice a month.
4) Why healing touch? In other words, why might someone benefit more from this work than other healing modalities?
The beauty of Healing Touch is that you really dont have to choose it over another modality. It works in compliment with other modalities beautifully. For example, a number of my clients have seen accupunturist while they see me. They found the two modalities supported one another. What I get from Healing Touch that I have not found in other modalities is that very deep healing, it is phyiscal. emotional and spiritual. It's also important to note that when you start working with a HT practioner, you set long term goals, and in each session you set a short term goal for that session. The client really is in charge of this.
5) What kind of work can be done (either during the session or afterwards) to augment the healing process?
During the session it's important to clarify with your practioner what the goals are for that session. Afterwards, if there is something that came up in the session there is space for that to be discussed as well. And, since there is a lot of energetic flow taking place it's important to drink lots of water. Take note of physical releases that may take place, there are a whole range that are quite norma. Also, meditation and being in nature assist in the work takes place in these sessions. If you are familiar with meditation feel free to ask your practioner how to get started,
6) How does one find a Healing Touch practitioner either nationally or internationally?
You can find certified Healing Touch providers and more information about Healing Touch by going to: http://www.healingtouchinternational.org/. If you'd like a listing of local providers (California, Bay Area) you can email me at htet4u at gmail.com
7) Are there any other thoughts/comments you'd like to share?
I'd like to add that all practioners are not the same. Not that one is better than the others, but if you take me, for instance. I am blending my angel work along with the Reiki and Healing Touch and end up doing a bit of coaching as well. A session with me may be different than another practitioner who does Healing Touch and another modality. The key, like with any modality is find someone you connect with and trust. I also wanted to mention that men give and receive healing touch.
***Special Note: Healing Breast Cancer: There is currently a program through Stanford University where Margie and other Healing Touch providers volunteer to pair up with a breast cancer patient for 6 mos. Breast Cancer patients need not be Stanford patients and can be within one year of having gone through surgery and chemo. If you or someone you know suffers from breast cancer in the Bay Area, you can learn more about that program by emailing Kathy Turner: healingpartners at sbcglobal.net
Margie Ford can be reached at: htet4 at gmail.com and 650-968-1239