Certified Healing Touch Practitioner Kathleen Fennelly, RN, of Healing Touch by Kathy, will offer a Healing Touch workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m., September 19, at the Phoenixville Middle School. The workshop will teach attendees the basic principle of energy therapy and some hands-on techniques. Fennelly sees clients at her private practice, in Bryn Mawr, as well as in various locations such as assisted living facilities, hospitals, private homes and outpatient facilities.
Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that uses gentle touch to assist in balancing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person to achieve a sense of well-being. The practitioners use touch to clear, energize and balance the energy fields of the body to promote self-healing during this therapy, which is safe for all ages and works in harmony with traditional or allopathic medical care.
The benefits of Healing Touch include stress reduction, anxiety and depression management, pain reduction, cancer care support, enhanced immune function, accelerated surgical recovery, hospice care support and deepened spiritual connections. A session begins with a consultation and a series of questions. Then, the client lies fully clothed on a massage table while the practitioner gently places his or her hands on the body. Sessions typically last 40 to 60 minutes, and patients report feeling peaceful and completely relaxed following the treatment.
“Ordinary stressors we face on a daily basis, being pulled in too many directions with family and work responsibilities, can slowly and subtly influence our ‘being’. Self-care is so important, because if we keep giving all of ourselves to family, friends and work without rejuvenating ourselves, we burn out,” explains Fennelly. “Healing Touch is one way to give you more control over your inner self.”
The workshop is being offered through the Chester County Adult Night School. Register at ChesterCountyNightSchool.org.
Cost: $29. Workshop location: 1000 Purple Pride Way, Phoenixville. Healing Touch by Kathy is located at 1062 E. Lancaster Ave., Ste. 13-A, in Bryn Mawr. For more information, call 610-698-8643, email HealingTouchByKathy@gmail.com or visit HealingTouchByKathy.com.