Healing Touch

Combining Energy and Biofield Therapies, Healing Touch provides a means to balance a person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.  It is a heart-centered caring relationship between practitioner and client used to promote health and healing in a relaxing, nurturing manner allowing a person’s own energy field to heal naturally.

Safe for all ages, applications may include preventive care as well as address acute and chronic conditions. It works in harmony and may be integrated with standard medical care or used independently.

Janet Mentgen, RN, BSN created the Healing Touch Certificate Program curriculum and the certification criteria known as Healing Touch International in conjunction with the American Holistic Nurses Association  in 1989.  Unfortunately, she passed in 2005.  However her legacy lives on throughout the world and is practiced by many. Practice settings include: self-care; individualized care through private provider practice; and a variety of clinics and hospitals.

The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system, facilitating the self-healing process.  It is often combined with other modalities to maximize a person’s response such as Music, Aromatherapy, Colour Therapy, and Therapeutic Horticulture.  Choices are many!


Jan Halbrach
Jan Halbrach instructing Level I Class @ Wind Over Fire Healing Arts Center, Rochester, MN
  • Reduce Stress
  • Provide a Means to Relax
  • Calm Anxiety, Depression
  • Decrease Pain
  • Strengthen the Immune System
  • Enhance Recovery from Surgery
  • Complementary Care for Neck and Back Problems
  • Deepen Spiritual Connection
  • Support Cancer Care
  • Create a Sense of Well-being
  • Easing Acute and Chronic Conditions.

Currently there are two teaching programs: Healing Touch International became Healing Beyond Borders 2013, and Healing Touch Program.  Each has its own classes and certification criteria.

There are 5 Levels of Classes to become a practitioner and certified.  Additionally each program sponsors many support courses along with materials, and holds an annual conference.

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