Working in the healthcare field since 1982, Lydia recognized the impact of holistic therapies. In 2002 she was guided to Therapeutic Touch and has been practising ever since, not only on clients but also for self-care. Lydia is owner of Caring HANDS, Caring HEART, servicing the Niagara Region, where she assists clients in their healing journey by developing care plans and providing the essentials required to meet clients and families individual and changing needs. Lydia is trained in several therapies, however Therapeutic Touch is Lydia's "GO TO" therapy as she continues to experience the impact it has on clients, family and friends especially, when working with End of Life care. The past couple of years Lydia has been providing Therapeutic Touch to many cats, dogs and even reptiles with, as her clients say, "Magical" results. She travels in the Niagara Region between St. Catharines and Lowbanks areas and also offers treatments in her home in Port Colborne.