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 2019 there were 41 events registered in 22 communities. Next year's event will be May 4-10, 2020.

Check out the photos of 2019 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.