Therapeutic Touch and its founder Dolores Krieger

I recently read an article published in Massage & Bodywork’s November/December 2017 publication; Lessons of Compassion by Karrie Osborn. The article discusses Therapeutic Touch and its co-founder, Dolores Krieger.

Dolores Krieger. PhD, RN co-founded Therapeutic Touch with Dora Kunz, natural healer and clairvoyant. Therapeutic Touch is a technique that according to Maryland Medical Center, is “based on the theory that the body, mind, emotions form a complex energy field” (Therapeutic Touch International Association). TT  has it’s beginnings in the late 1960’s; a time often referred to as the era of enlightenment or the human potential movement. The therapy facilitates universal energy and centers around two key components, Intention and Compassion. With hands held 2 – 6 inches the client’s body, the therapist will assess and balance a client’s energy (Osborn, 2017). Therapeutic Touch International Association describes it as “a consciously directed process of energy exchange during which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the process”.
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Osborn, Karrie. (2017, November/December). Lessons of Compassion. Massage & Bodywork, (74 – 79).