What Is Healing Touch?
Unlike Reiki, Healing Touch doesn't require an attunement before you can practice it. It is a modality that was developed by Janet Mentgen, R.N. and was originally for those in the medical field. However, it is now open to all. It is an energy modality, like Reiki. There are several levels, Level 1-5 and then Certification. A strong commitment to personal growth and knowledge of holistic health principles are also required.
In Healing Touch, also known as therapeutic touch, having an understanding of the 12 meridians and the chakras and learning hands-on therapeutic skills in opening blocked energies is essential. It requires the gentle use of hands from practitioner to receiver. Healing Touch has more techniques available for specific conditions, such as back problems.
What Is Reiki?
Reiki is channeling the universal life energy known as qi to stimulate the integration of mind, body, and spirit to enhance the natural healing mechanism. It was created by a Buddist Monk named Mikao Usui in 1922. Before his death, he taught the practice to over two thousand students.
While many organizations offer certificates for practitioners, there is no formal regulation of these classes.
Reiki practitioners must be aligned before they can practice on others. If the practitioner's qi is blocked, it will hinder their healing capabilities. In Reiki, the strokes are similar to those found in Healing Touch.