UW Health Integrative Health's Healing Touch is a non-invasive therapy that can be included as part of a holistic approach to self-care.
This gentle practice may provide the recipient with mental calmness and an improved sense of well-being.
First, the practitioner conducts a short interview to learn about the individual's needs and concerns. The session takes place with the client either sitting in a chair or lying on a massage table, fully clothed, with the option of removing his/her shoes. The practitioner's hands lightly touch or are held a few inches away from the body. Most participants report feeling relaxed and calm after a session.
Healing Touch is appropriate for all age groups. Participants often report:
- Increased sense of physical and mental relaxation
- Reduction in anxiety and perception of stress
- Decreased levels of pain and tension
- Improved overall sense of well-being
Inpatient Healing Touch
Healing Touch sessions are offered Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings/early afternoons at the UW Health Research Park Clinic, and one Monday afternoon per month at UW Health at The American Center. Call (608) 262-WELL (262-9355) for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Outpatient sessions are also available for cancer patients at the UW Carbone Cancer Center on Tuesdays. Patients should call (608) 265-1700 to schedule there.
The cost is $85 per session. Payment at the time of the treatment is required. We accept cash, checks or Visa and MasterCard. Gift certificates are also available.