FAQS

Curious about just what Healing Touch® and Healing Touch for Animals® are? Here are answers to the questions we hear most frequently from clients.

What kinds of conditions can Healing Touch® benefit?
Healing Touch® can support individuals facing conditions related to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life. Children and adults of any age can benefit from Healing Touch® for these conditions. Example of these conditions include, but are not limited to:
Sports injuries
Headaches
Migraines
Allergies
Digestion difficulties
Fibromyalgia
Thyroid
Hormonal
Menstrual cramps
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Gall Bladder
Urinary Tract Infections
Depression
Anxiety
Cancer
Arthritis
Sciatica
ACL Repair
Developmental Disabilities
Sinus infections
Croup
Sleeping Disorders

Healing Touch® also offers benefits as part of a well-rounded wellness routine

What energy modalities does the Alpha Healing Arts use?
Practitioners with the Alpha Healing Arts typically use Healing Touch® and Healing Touch for Animals® modalities.

How are Healing Touch® and Healing Touch for Animals® offered?
Healing Touch® and Healing Touch for Animals® use a very light touch on different points on the body. If the client is uncomfortable with physical touch, both modalities can also be done hands off. Both hands on and hands off are equally beneficial.

How long does a treatment session typically last?
Treatment sessions typically last about an hour. However, an additional hour should be scheduled for the initial appointment, because it will include discussion with the practitioner about the reason for the visit, medical history, etc.

Do I have to get undressed?
No, you will never get undressed. All treatments are done with the client remaining fully clothed except for shoes.

Do I have to be touched?
No. If the client is uncomfortable with physical touch, both Healing Touch® and Healing Touch for Animals® can be done hands off. Both hands on and hands off are equally beneficial.

What are the benefits of energy therapy?
Energy therapy focuses on removing energy congestion. It re-establishes healthy energy flow through opening, connecting and balancing the human energy system. (Source: "Experience Healing Touch® for your Health and Healing" brochure)

Who should participate in energy therapy?
Individuals of any age, and any functioning level, can and should participate in energy therapy.

How often should I get a treatment?
The decision on how often to get a treatment is made jointly by the client and the practitioner. Someone with an acute condition will likely need fairly frequent (for example, weekly) treatments until the condition calms down. Ongoing wellness treatments are generally recommended monthly.

Will my medical insurance pay for energy therapy?
Currently, medical insurance does not pay for energy treatment although this is expected to change within the next couple of years.

I don't live anywhere near a practitioner, but I'm very interested in receiving energy therapy. What do you suggest?
Healing Touch® and Healing Touch for Animals® can be done through distance treatments. A distance treatment refers to anytime the practitioner does not work hands on the client. This means that you can successfully participate in a treatment even though the practitioner is not geographically close to you.

Will I immediately feel better after the session?
The vast majority of individuals experience some sense of relief and/or benefit after the session. This feeling can often last for several days.

Will my mind and/or body feel different during a session?
Individuals participating in energy therapy sometimes experience minor twitches. An area of the recipient's body may briefly feel warmer or colder. Deep relaxation and/or falling asleep may occur. Just as many individuals won't feel anything during the session yet still remark on how much better they feel after treatment.

Does it hurt?
No, energy therapy will never hurt you.

Do I have to be a certain age to receive a treatment?
No. Individuals of any age or physical, mental or emotional condition can receive a treatment.

Can Healing Touch® assist me in a medical setting?
Healing Touch® can support individuals in a medical setting or any other setting. Examples of how Healing Touch® can be offered in a medical setting include: reduces pre-surgery stress and nervousness; can enhance and speed up recovery from surgery; assists with pain management. Healing Touch® works cooperatively with traditional medicine and does not replace it.

Can Healing Touch® help in reducing physical pain?
Yes, Healing Touch® helps in reducing physical pain by balancing the body's energy system increasing the individual's energy level and boosting the immune system which in turn can decrease the need for medication.

Can Healing Touch® help me with my diagnosis of anxiety and/or depression?
Yes, it can. Healing Touch® has techniques that can be used to help reduce the effects of anxiety and depression. Also, the client can be taught techniques that can be used to help manage anxiety and depression at any point during the day and in any setting.

Where are sessions typically offered?
Sessions on humans can be offered in your home or you may come to Alpha Healing Arts. Sessions on animals will be offered in your home, your barn, your veterinarian's office or wherever your animal is.

What kinds of animals do you work on?
Healing Touch for Animals® is successfully used on all species of animals. This includes animals typically kept as pets (such as dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, and fish); farm animals (including horses, cows, llamas, sheep, etc.); zoo animals; and animals in the wild.

What kind of animal conditions can Healing Touch for Animals® benefit?
Healing Touch for Animals® can support animals facing conditions related to physical, mental, and emotional life. Animals of any age can benefit from Healing Touch for Animals® for these issues. Example of these issues include, but are not limited to:
Allergies
Depression
Anxiety
Colic
Epilepsy
Trauma
Cancer
Arthritis
Diabetes
Fear
Gelding/Spaying/Neutering
Training and Competition Focus
Develop confidence for training and competition
Strengthen animal/human bond
Behavior Modification
Separation Anxiety
Surgery
Accidents
Euthanasia

Healing Touch for Animals® also offers benefits as part of a well-rounded wellness routine

How is Healing Touch for Animals® offered?
Healing Touch for Animals® uses a very light touch on different points on the body. If the animal is uncomfortable with physical touch, it can also be done hands off. Both hands on and hands off are equally beneficial.

How long does a treatment session typically last?
Treatment sessions typically last about an hour. However, an additional hour should be scheduled for the initial appointment, because it will include discussion with the practitioner about the reason for the visit, medical history, etc.

Where are animal sessions typically offered?
Sessions on animals will be offered in your home, your barn, your veterinarian's office or wherever your animal is.

How often should my animal get a treatment?
The decision on how often to have your animal get a treatment is made jointly by the client and the practitioner. An animal with an acute condition will likely need fairly frequent (for example, weekly) treatments until the condition calms down. Ongoing wellness treatments are generally recommended monthly.

I don't live anywhere near a practitioner, but I'm very interested in having my animal receive energy therapy. What do you suggest?
Healing Touch for Animals® can be done through distance treatments. A distance treatment refers to anytime the practitioner does not work hands on the animal. This means that the animal can successfully participate in a treatment even though the practitioner is not geographically close to him/her.

Will my animal immediately feel better after the session?
The vast majority of animals experience some sense of relief and/or benefit after the session. This feeling can often last for several days.

What will my animal experience during a session?
Animals participating in energy therapy sometimes experience minor twitches. They frequently yawn, lick, and sigh. An area of the animal's body may briefly feel warmer or colder. Deep relaxation and/or falling asleep may occur. Even if an animal doesn't show physical signs related to the treatment the benefits are still received by the animal.

Will it hurt my animal?
No, energy therapy will never hurt your animal.

Can Healing Touch for Animals® assist my animal in a medical setting?
Healing Touch for Animals® can support animals in a medical setting or any other setting. Examples of how Healing Touch for Animals® can be offered in a medical setting include: reduces pre-surgery stress and nervousness; can enhance and speed up recovery from surgery; assists with pain management. Healing Touch for Animals works cooperatively with traditional medicine and does not replace it.