Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week

May 6-12, 2019


Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week is a province-wide initiative to promote awareness of Therapeutic Touch, celebrate and strengthen our involvement in our communities, and develop new community connections.

In 2018 there were 57 events registered in 25 communities reaching an audience of 1033, many of whom were new to Therapeutic Touch.

Event registrations are already coming in - we have ten so far!  Download the list of events using the link below. This list will be updated each weekend.

TTAW CARE150 Events Update March 3, 2019.

Event leads, download all documents needed for your event in the Members Area Download Section/TTNO Documents. You must be logged in first to access these documents. Click here for the link to the downloads page.

Scroll down to see photos of 2018 events.

Learn More About Therapeutic Touch

Therapeutic Touch is an evidence-based complementary therapy that enhances existing treatment methods, integrating body, emotion, mind, and spirit. TT is currently available in more than thirty Healthcare Institutions across Ontario, and offered in more than twenty hospices. Fact Sheet - Facilities where Therapeutic Touch is provided [Jan 2019] NEW! Both the College of Nurses of Ontario and the College of Physicians and Surgeons have policies for integrative medicine that allow for Therapeutic Touch to be integrated into patient care. Click to here learn more. Therapeutic Touch can be used effectively for self-care.

Therapeutic Touch is backed by a large body of research. Click here to learn more.

The TTNO has many Informative documents that will help you learn more about TT.

TTNO Fact Sheet  Fact Sheet - TTNO [Jan. 2019]
Therapeutic Touch in Integrative Medicine  Handout Medical Model - January 2018
Therapeutic Touch Research Handout Research [Jan. 2018]
Therapeutic Touch for Self-Care  Handout TT for Self-Care [Jan. 2018]
Therapeutic Touch General Information Handout General Information About TT [Jan. 2018]

We invite you to book a Therapeutic Touch information session for your group. Contact the TTNO office.

Common effects of Therapeutic Touch

Research and clinical experience have shown its effectiveness in:

  • promoting a relaxation response.
  • reducing anxiety & stress.
  • managing pain.
  • improving sleep.
  • facilitating the body's natural healing process.
  • fostering a sense of well-being.

Scroll through these slides of events held during the 2018 CARE150 week. Click on the bottom left of the photo on your screen.