Therapeutic touch is a technique to help people relax, relieve their pain, and help them heal faster. It is sometimes called a "laying on of hands" and is based on ancient healing practices.
Therapeutic touch is thought to promote healing through balance in the body. A practitioner will pass his or her hands 2 to 4 inches over the body from head to toe to feel for energy that is out of balance. It can show up as sensations such as heat or cold, tingling or pulsing, or tightness. Even though the technique is called therapeutic touch, the practitioner does not actually touch you. Therapeutic Touch is based on the these assumptions like. The human being is an open energy system composed of layers of energy that are in constant interaction with self, others, and the environment.