East Meets West Yoga Center

Healing Touch

What is Healing Touch?

Healing Touch is a therapy where the practitioner uses touch in the energy field (aura) and the energy centers (chakras, which control the energy flow from the energy field to the physical body) to help balance, energize, clear and open the aura and chakras. As balance is achieved and the aura and chakras are cleared and opened, the client can then use their own balanced energies to assist them in achieving an optimal level of physical, mental and spiritual health. Healing Touch may be used as a stand- alone therapy or as a complementary therapy to support ongoing treatments recommended by health care practitioners.

How does Energy Healing Work?

Research in the areas of physics and holistic healing indicates healing energy, whether produced by the human body or from a medical device, can stimulate the repair of the body’s tissues. Although this research is ongoing, prevailing theoretical concepts indicate that if defects in the energy field are corrected and imbalances are cleared the energy channels may resume their tasks of integrating the body, mind, and soul, thereby promoting healing and restoration of health.

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What to expect from a Healing Touch Session:

A Healing Touch session is a very gentle energy therapy that facilitates a deep relaxation response. The Healing Touch practitioner conducts a brief interview with the client at the beginning of each session to identify ongoing concerns, physical issues, mental concerns, and spiritual well-being. The session is than done with the client fully clothed, usually lying on a massage table. It might also be done in a chair. With permission of the client, the practitioner will use their hands, without touching the body, to assess the energy field. They will then proceed with light touch on or off the body to clear and balance the client’s energy as needed. The specific techniques used are individually tailored for the client to best support their specific needs. The full Healing Touch session is 60 minutes in length; the energy session is normally about 45 minutes. This leaves sufficient time at the beginning and end of each session so the Healing Touch practitioner and client may discuss what the client wants to work on and afterward what was found in the field. Recommendations that may help maintain the energy field in a state of balance are usually given for take home self-care practice.

If you are interested in learning more about Healing Touch:

www.HealingTouchProgram.com
www.HealingTouch Research.com
www.EnergyMagazineOnline.com

Tammy Askins

healingtouch_TammyAskinsTammy has had a lifelong interest in holistic and energy medicine. She has been working with Healing Touch since 2004. In 2012, she completed the Practitioners level with the Healing Touch Program, a therapeutic program which is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association. She also completed a Master Practitioner Level of Usui Reiki Ryoho in 2010.
Tammy is a Registered Nurse licensed to practice in Washington D.C. and Virginia. She is also a Certified Occupational Health Nurse – Specialist. In addition to her Nursing certification, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology and additional training in Community Health Education. She originates from Nova Scotia, Canada, where most of her family still resides.

Tammy has had a long career as a Registered Nurse, having worked for several years in Canada, five years in the Middle East, and for the last 12 years as a Certified Occupational Health Nurse – Specialist at multiple Federal Government agencies in the Washington D.C. area. These agencies include the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Science Foundation, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the United States Office of Patent and Trade.

Tammy offers her clients a warm and safe environment to explore their health issues through work with Healing Touch/energy medicine, contributing to a more balanced and healthy life. She has spent many hours over the last several years working with clients to support them with issues surrounding cancer diagnosis and treatments, chronic health conditions and pain, stress-related issues with work and family, as well as support for the dying process.

She is most passionate about helping people to reach their greatest potential in a healthy and integrated mind, body, and spirit. “I really enjoy sharing energy medicine with people, as it empowers them towards healing, self-care and taking an active role in their physical, mental, and spiritual health. I have seen the benefits repeatedly, so I encourage everyone to explore energy medicine for themselves and their family.” When Tammy is not working she loves spending time with family and friends, cooking, hiking, yoga, travel and the arts. If Tammy were to write a six-word memoir it would be, “Life is full of wonderful surprises.”

You can learn more about Healing Touch through the Healing Touch Program website at: www.HealingTouchProgram.com

Cost of a Healing Touch appointment is $90 for an hour session or $240 for three one-hour sessions, if paid in advance.

To schedule a Healing Touch appointment with Tammy call 703-371-3193 or email at Askinsta@aol.com.