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Energy Balancing and Healing for People & Their Pets


Healing Touch 







Harmony  ~ Energy ~ Balance
Help for the body, mind, and spirit

What is Healing Touch?

Healing Touch is an energy based therapy.  It uses gentle touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the energy flow from the energy field to the physical body.  These noninvasive techniques utilize the hands to clear, energize, and balance the body's energy field, thus affecting physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and healing.

Healing Touch techniques are noninvasive and pleasant to receive.  The hands may rest lightly on or near the body to gently balance the energy field.  Most people become deeply relaxed during a healing touch session.  You can receive a healing touch session on a massage table or sitting in a chair.  Sessions usually last 40 to 60 minutes.  Depending on the severity and history of the problem, multiple Healing Touch treatments may be required for optimal results.  Sessions can be scheduled in the privacy of your own home.  Your family members or friends can be taught techniques to use daily for chronic illness, like cancer or multiple sclerosis.

Healing Touch is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association.

The objective of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self heal.  Healing touch supplements conventional health care and is used in collaboration with all approaches to health and healing. Click here to download the brochure.

How does healing occur? 
All healing is self-healing in partnership with the health team.  In Healing Touch the goal is to empower the client to activate the innate wisdom of the body to self regulate and heal all aspects of the self. 

Who can benefit?

Because healing touch influences the whole person on all levels, it is appropriate to complement therapies for a variety of conditions, including:

  • adrenal exhaustion

  • anxiety and depression

  • arthritis

  • asthma

  • chronic sinusitis

  • bronchitis

  • increasing flexibility and range of motion

  • increasing relaxation in the body and mind

  • migraine headaches

  • multiple sclerosis

  • physical and emotional detoxification

  • relieving joint and back pain

  • rebuilding the immune system

  • spiritual enhancement


Healing touch can boost the immune system and increase effectiveness of medications such as antibiotics and pain relievers.  During Healing Touch the body releases endorphins which create a deep state of relaxation.  As the body relaxes, circulation increases, moving more oxygen, nutrients and hormones to the places that need them most, supporting the body's natural healing process.

For additional information about Healing Touch or to find classes or practitioners in your area, visit Healing Touch International at 

About Lorie Allen

Lorie Allen is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Reiki Master.  Holding a Master of Science degree in Education, Lorie has 21 years of academic counseling experience, has studied Tai Chi for many years, and teaches classes in guided relaxation/meditation, Chakras, Reiki and energy healing.  In addition to Healing Touch, Lorie has completed training in Shamanic work, Crystal Healing, and "Healing Touch for Animals."  She can work with your dog, cat, horse or other animals in the privacy of their own home or pasture.  

Appointments are available in the privacy of your own home. 
Call Lorie at 618-201-7957 or email if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment for you or your family member in your home.


The techniques used are designed to enhance the healing process and do not replace traditional medical health care, diagnosis or treatment for illness. Refer to a licensed medical practitioner for medical care.

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