Healing Touch was introduced to Knox in 1997, after one of our ministers, encountered healing touch training at Naramata Centre.
Some of our members have participated for 12 to 14 years, while others have joined after taking the required Level 1 course more recently. Our twice-monthly meetings are times of nurture, learning, and activity planning.
"Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing... Touch is used to influence the human energy system... The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self-heal. Healing Touch complements conventional health care and is used in collaboration with other approaches to health and healing."
Our major focus is giving treatments which are usually booked before or after Sunday services. A full treatment on a massage table takes 30 to 40 minutes; short sessions for a client seated in a chair take about 10 minutes. We visit homes and hospitals; treatments given before and after surgery can reduce recovery time. It also promotes a sense of serenity and well-being. Gladys Lane, a long-time Knox member now entering her 100th year, described receiving a treatment this way, "It is like being inside a prayer".
The Healing Touch team participates regularly in:
- Healing services where they participate in the laying on of hands and anointing with oil rituals of healing
- Offering healing touch for those in Labyrinth Healing workshops
- Offering regular treatments to the congregation (by appointment only)
The Healing Touch team is now offering treatments to members of the congregation on Sundays, before and after church service.
Healing Ministry Training
Knox healing ministry accepts individuals that have taken the first level course from either Healing Touch Program or Healing Pathway.
To book an appointment contact the Knox church office.