There is a feeling that comes over us when we’re being cared for. A warmth that floods our senses when someone is devoting their complete attention to our health. A vibration that courses through the body. An inner sigh of relief.
The phenomenon of human touch is at the heart of the healing traditions we work with, yet many take it for granted. We sometimes construe the word “touch” to be something overtly sexual, but what about the helping and healing kind?
Our hands are capable of so much more than we give them credit for. Whether you are a Siberian shaman, Reiki healer, or QiGong master, awareness in your palms and fingertips is an unspoken job requirement.
My good friend Dr. Rosita Arvigo, founder of Maya Abdominal Therapy, captures the power of touch perfectly in her book entitled “Sastun,” when she says:
“My hands could see through flesh and tissue. Of this I had no doubt.”