Healing Touch…the term is used abundantly by massage therapists and healing practitioners alike. What exactly is “healing touch”?
In my personal experience, healing touch comes from “compassion, humility, intuition, love and intention”. Healing touch is a result of quieting the mind and relying on the heart to help heal those who are ailing from physical ailments, disease and illness, and even emotional pain.
Animals are particularly open to “healing touch” because they are so close to the divineness of nature and are most open and genuine to receiving help through love and compassion. Healing touch is particularly successful with “cats” because cats are highly sensitive to their immediate environments. Their energy field spans at least 10 times greater than that of humans! Cats feel things on a deeper level than what meets the eye, which is why they are also most sensitive to “heart talk” through healing touch and intuitive communication.
Healing touch involves utilizing a true intrinsic love for a being. Results only come after these intentions are genuinely used, with no regard for ego but only true listening – from the heart. Anyone can do healing touch, if your intentions are real. That’s all you need is intention!
My work with Kitty Cat PALS has given me ample chance to practice healing touch.
One such cat came to me with many obvious emotional fears and scars from a life on the streets, obviously being mistreated, abused and neglected for the better part of two years. Through patience and once again a “heart connection”, this sweet cat has learned to trust and feel comfort in the care of a human being. All through healing touch….and intention.
TOSCA WAS SUCCESSFULLY ADOPTED TO A LOVING ‘FUR’EVER HOME
Sometimes healing touch does present immediate results! One such cat came to me after having been bitten in the face by some unknown wild animal (perhaps a raccoon). He had a cheek wound that would not allow his eyelid to close due to swelling, inflammation and scar tissue surrounding the eye and eyelid. One night as I was massaging lightly around his face, I could feel heat on the side of his face with the bite. I gently touched and pictured an image in my mind that was like a cool soothing compress. As I placed the pictured compress in my hand (it was only an image, not actually a real compress), I gently laid it on the cats face imagining the heat and inflammation dissipating. At the same time, I was sending loving thoughts of light and love to the cat. I continued this for a couple of nights, and in about 2 days I began to notice a marked change in his face and eye. The inflammation had come down considerably, the wound was about half the size, the heat was gone, much of the scab had fallen off and his eyelid began to relax as the scar tissue and inflammation began to shrink. It was amazing to watch the healing that was taking place! Of course, the antibiotic cream prescribed by the vet and the additional Shea butter that I was applying to the cat’s wound were all helping to speed the healing as well.
TITAN, AFTER AMAZING SURGERY PERFORMED AT COMOX VALLEY VET HOSPITAL, CAN NOW CLOSE HIS EYE. HE IS ONE HANDSOME PRINCE AND HAS FOUND A VERY LOVING ‘FUR’EVER HOME!
Crystal came to me needing to heal from surgery. She had a large growth on her leg that needed to be removed and stitches about six inches in length. Her healing took place naturally, but the love, safety and healing touch that I was able to give her helped to speed it all up.
AFFECTIONATE ‘CRYSTAL’ GRATEFULLY FOUND SOMEONE TO LOVE HER BACK IN HER NEW ‘FUR’EVER HOME.
Healing touch can be extremely effective and is best utilized with a vet’s recommendations and treatments, depending on the ailment. It’s really very simple – the physical body wants to heal and be healthy and vibrant, whether human or animal. Sometimes all it needs is a little love and encouragement from someone who cares and genuinely wants to listen!
After all, a little love goes a long way!