What is Intuitive
Intuitive Touch is Jacqueline Vanacek's signature technique for
delivering Healing Touch,
a deeply soothing somatic bodywork emphasizing compassionate,
heart-centered care. Gentle, non-invasive touch is applied to the key acupressure points of the body to restore
harmony and balance within the human biofield, thus affecting
an improvement in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual
health and self-healing.
The human biofield, as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health, is the body's energy anatomy for the "life force" or "chi" as in Eastern medicine. Many alternative therapies are based on this Eastern philosophy, which promotes balance and integration of body, mind, spirit for optimal wellness.
Common examples of biofield healing approaches include Ayurvedic Medicine (from India), and Traditional Asian Medicine including Acupuncture, Qi Gong, and Shiatsu, to name a few.
Benefits of Intuitive
Clients report effects ranging from deep
relaxation and a more vivid sense of mind-body connection and creativity, to sudden releases
of long held emotion, pain relief, serenity, and a "coming
to terms" with grief and loss.
Intuitive Touch is an effective complement to conventional medical interventions used for
- Deep Relaxation and Stress Relief
- Improved Sleep and Mood
- Fear and Anxiety Relief
- Pain Management
- Spiritual Healing
- Emotional Support during Life Transition, as in
Hospice, Relationship, Career, etc.
Intuitive Touch can also be used to foster deep meditation during which one can gather Insights for self-knowledge and Life purpose. Jacqueline has developed a customized series of applications to enhance Creativity and alleviate the pain of Personal Transition.
Overall, Intuitive Touch has strong ties to relieving or eliminating stress. Stress is now believed to be the source of perhaps 80% of disease, impairing both the body's natural immunological healing capabilities and the ability to cope. Research shows that by mitigating stress with Intuitive Touch as an add-on to conventional medical treatments, one can enhance the body's own healing capacity with profound results in some cases.
For example, Intuitive (Healing) Touch is proving very effective in the pre- and post-operative hospital
environment for acute and chronic pain management, accelerated wound healing, and in Hospice.
Clinical research also shows benefit in enhancing psychological counseling to improve emotional wellness.
Code of Ethics
Treatment techniques are gentle and respectful of the client's body, spirit, and privacy. Sessions are fully clothed, and confidentiality is assured.
To learn more, please visit the Healing Touch International website.
History of Healing Touch
The certified Healing Touch program from which Intuitive Touch is derived combines teachings from a host
of well-known mind-body wellness experts, including
- founder Janet Mentgen, BSN RN,
- physicist Barbara Brennan, PhD
- Rev. Rosalyn L. Bruyere, and
- W. Brugh Joy,
It is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association
and is practiced throughout the United States and on 5 continents.
More information can be found from Healing Touch International.
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