Because of the restrictions in place during COVID-19, we are not currently doing treatments in person. We are doing our best to honour the information of the medical community and do our part to reduce the spread of the virus. However, Distance TT is still available!

 

What is Distance Therapeutic Touch and How Does It Work?

 

One of the wonderful aspects of TT is that we do not have to be near you to give you a treatment! Because TT works with energy, it can be sent from person to person, over a distance, and still remain highly effective.

Think of it this way – you can turn on your TV using the button on the TV, or you can turn on your TV using a remote control from across the room.  Both ways work – the TV turns on.  You get to choose which way feels right for you.  Distance TT is choosing the “remote” option.

Your part of the treatment remains the same – you would sit or lie in a comfortable position at a time agreed upon with your practitioner.  They would use their skill and  training to send you a TT treatment “remotely”.  You can even drift off to sleep if you would like!  After about 45 minutes, feel free to go ahead with your day as always.


WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC TOUCH®?

 

Therapeutic Touch (often referred to as TT) is a holistic, evidence-based therapy – a consciously directed process during which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus for facilitating the healing process. It incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being. Therapeutic Touch can be used alone, or to enhance other interventions.

Therapeutic Touch is creating a worldwide impact by profoundly enhancing the quality of nurturing care from birth to death. It is perceived to be on the leading edge of the 21st century Vibrational medicine. 
Therapeutic Touch was developed in the early 1970s by Dora Kunz and Delores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N. (Professor Emerita of New York University). People in all walks of life are using this modality either in their work or with their family members.  It is used by health professionals, holistic practitioners, therapists, counselors, clergy and educators.

Now with a base of continuing research, Therapeutic Touch is taught and practiced throughout the world, including at numerous universities and colleges in Canada and the United States. It is accepted in the policies and procedures of an increasing number of health care institutions worldwide and as an intervention in a number of Ontario hospitals, hospices and clinics. 


Therapeutic Touch is a Registered Trademark in Canada 

 
    https://www.therapeutictouchontario.org/

 

UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS OF THERAPEUTIC TOUCH

  • All living things have an energy field.
  • In a state of health life energy flows freely in, through and out of the organism in an orderly manner.
  • With disease or injury, the energy flow can be obstructed, disordered or depleted.
  • Human beings have the natural ability to transform and transcend their condition of living.
  • Therapeutic Touch practitioners help to restore the flow of energy in the field and move it towards wholeness and health.

 

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH SESSIONS


WHAT HAPPENS DURING TREATMENT?
This is the easy part! You can either sit or lie down, fully clothed. You might want to take off your shoes and glasses. A practitioner stands beside you, making flowing motions over and around your body with his/her hands. You might feel tingling or heat or coolness or nothing at all. You might feel relaxed, more alert or nothing at all. The treatment will be done in silence, there is no ‘diagnosis’ offered. Therapeutic Touch is a complementary process that is done to support the medical treatment you already receive. The treatment itself should take less than 20 minutes. After you are told that the treatment is over, you need to rest for 15-20 minutes – so the total amount of time needed is approximately ¾ of an hour. Your practitioner will leave you to rest once you are in a safe and comfortable place.

Note: Because of the restrictions in place during COVID-19, we are not currently doing treatments in person.  We are doing our best to honour the information of the medical community and do our part to reduce the spread of the virus.
However, Distance TT is still available!

What is Distance Therapeutic Touch?
One of the wonderful aspects of TT is that we do not have to be near you to give you a treatment! Because TT works with energy, it can be sent from person to person, over a distance, and still remain highly effective.

Think of it this way – you can turn on your TV using the button on the TV, or you can turn on your TV using a remote control from across the room. Both ways work – the TV turns on.  You get to choose which way feels right for you.  Distance TT is choosing the “remote” option.
Your part of the treatment remains the same – you would sit or lie in a comfortable position at a time agreed upon with your practitioner.  They would use their training to send you a TT treatment “remotely”.  You can drift off to sleep if you would like!  After about 45 minutes, feel free to go ahead with your day as always.

COMMON EFFECTS

  • Research and clinical experience have shown its the effectiveness of Therapeutic Touch in:
  • Promoting a relaxation response
  • Reducing anxiety and stress
  • Managing pain
  • Improving sleep
  • Facilitating the body’s natural healing process.
  • Fostering a sense of well-being
  • Any condition which could be helped by these effects can benefit from Therapeutic Touch.

WHY HAVE THERAPEUTIC TOUCH?

  • For deep relaxation
  • For stress relief
  • For relieving headaches
  • To help move through grief
  • Pre and post-operative care
  • As support through life’s transitions
  • Just to experience a Therapeutic Touch Session!

PRACTITIONER CREDENTIALS
Your Therapeutic Touch practitioner will have studied this modality in formal classes for at least 24 hours and follow a proscribed curriculum with an instructor who is a Recognized Teacher with the Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario. This is the governing body of Therapeutic Touch in Ontario. All practitioners are expected to follow a code of ethics set down by the governing body.

EXPECTATIONS
Therapeutic Touch is a practice learned and undertaken by the Therapeutic Touch Team for the benefit of the members of the congregation and community of Trinity United Church, Guelph.  

WHAT DOES IT COST?
Payment for Therapeutic Touch is not expected. However, should you choose to support this ministry, any donation may be directed to the Therapeutic Touch Team of Trinity United Church and will be tax receipted.

TO:     Request TT Treatments,        
Find out about Therapeutic Touch classes,
Find answers to questions you may have concerning Therapeutic Touch
Please contact: Rev. Dr. Ann Osborne (519-767-0505) or Valerie Morrell, R.T.  (519-821-4006); Rev. John Benham, Rev. Gaylyn McLean, (519-824-4800) or the Trinity United Church Office: info@trinityunitedguelph.ca or 519-824-4800 

For more information, download our brochure.