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Healing Touch

Safe natural therapy to heal illness and improve well-being

Healing Touch is a holistic energy medicine therapy that taps into the body’s innate wisdom so it can heal itself. It facilitates physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health without medication, helping alleviate symptoms and addressing the root causes of illnesses and imbalances.

Janet Mentgen, the founder of Healing Touch, created this approach based on a medical model for health care. She was a holistic nurse, healer and visionary with a deep understanding of the theory and practice of energy healing.

How does it work?

We are more than our physical body. In addition to the cells, tissues, organs, and systems that are beautifully designed to keep us alive and healthy, we also have an energy system made up of meridians, chakras, and a biofield (aura). This energy system penetrates and surrounds the physical body and supports every aspect of our being.

When we are well, energy flows freely and smoothly and we are able to maintain a natural state of balance. When we are injured, ill, or under stress, the flow of energy becomes blocked or out of balance.

In a compassionate, intentional way, Healing Touch practitioners use their hands with non-invasive techniques to clear blockages, improve energy flow, and enhance balance and harmony in the energy system, which places you in a position to self-heal.

What can you expect?

Your first appointment begins with a review of your lifestyle, medical history, and any current physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual concerns. Discussing your long-term and short-term goals for treatment is an essential part of the process of creating a wellness plan that is tailor-made for your needs.

Healing Touch treatments are typically administered while you lie on a massage table with your clothes on. The practitioner will assess your energy system and then use a variety of techniques with hands positioned above or, with your permission, in light contact with your body.

During treatment, most people feel deeply relaxed and some occasionally experience a dream-like state. You might feel a variety of sensations such as tingling, temperature fluctuations, internal movement, or emotional release. Some people don’t feel any sensations. Each of us is different and each session is unique.

The session ends with a short period of rest, which allows you to begin integrating the work of Healing Touch. You will be encouraged to drink water while you and your practitioner discuss your experience and any insights you gained from the treatment.

Your energy will continue to shift for a few days after the session. Your practitioner will recommend simple steps you can take to promote continued healing and will also suggest approaches to self-care.

Health benefits

Physical issues
  • Alleviates symptoms of chronic illness such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, immune disorders, fibromyalgia, and inflammation.
  • Reduces side effects related to treatments and medications.
  • Lessens or eliminates pain associated with headache, injury, and surgery.
Emotional concerns
  • Reduces the effects of stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief.
  • Mental congestion.
  • Calms worry.
  • Clears brain fog.
  • Enhances focus, productivity, and creativity.
Spiritual needs
  • Clarifies life purpose.
  • Helps approach nearing-death awareness with grace and ease.
  • Strengthens spiritual connection.

Healing Touch complements conventional medical and psychological care for all ages and stages of life.


Katie Oberlin Internal Medicine

Katie Oberlin

Healing Touch; Shamanic Healing

Katie is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Shamanic Healing Practitioner. She is fascinated with the way these two energy modalities dovetail beautifully with one another. Katie brings a solid foundation in holistic counseling and scientific research to her practice.

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