Have you noticed a sudden change in emotions? Or are you feeling more anxious than usual? A therapeutic touch session with us may be just what you need to improve your overall wellness. Here’s what you should know about therapeutic touch and its benefits for functional medicine.
Body touch therapy, or therapeutic touch, is a form of functional medicine in which practitioners use gentle hand movements to restore the balance in energy that flows throughout your body. While some practitioners hold their hands slightly away from your body, others may use a delicate, yet direct touch during their sessions.
Body touch therapy is a non-invasive practice that follows the belief that energy flows throughout the body in an energy channel known as the biofield. A disruption or stagnation to your biofield can result in illness that manifests not just physically but also mentally and spiritually.
Therapeutic touch has been found to be especially helpful in patients with cancer and in relieving post-surgery pain. Several clinical studies and reviews have found that therapeutic touch offers several benefits. It can:
Most people who undergo touch therapy sessions report feeling more relaxed after them, which is why many opt for recurring sessions as a way of maintaining their overall physical and mental well-being.
A therapeutic touch practitioner at Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine will begin your first appointment by asking a series of questions about your current health, symptoms of illness, and any other concerns you may have. Wearing loose, comfortable clothing is recommended for each session. From there, your practitioner will ask you to comfortably sit or lie down on a treatment table, and your practitioner will begin using light hand movements either on or slightly above your body to get a sense of your energy biofield.
Most body touch therapy sessions are approximately 20 to 30 minutes in length and consist of the following stages:
For more information about body touch therapy, contact Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine at (434) 978-4888.
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