Healing touch, Reiki and therapeutic touch are three common forms of energy-based therapies. These non-invasive techniques use the hands to clear, energize and balance the human and environmental energy fields. They are available to you to aid relaxation and support your natural healing process.
Energy-based therapies have been used to help our patients:
Select nurses at Woodwinds have training in these therapies and the hospital also has a dedicated group of healing arts therapy volunteers. This service is available on most days.
- Reduce pain
- Decrease stress
- Lessen nausea
- Promote relaxation
- Facilitate sleep
A practitioner will come to your room for the 30- to 45-minute session. The process is supported by your efforts to deeply relax. The practitioner will gently touch your body and hold his or her hands slightly above your body. This “light touch” therapy has been very effective for both our patients and our staff.