Therapeutic Touch

St. Mark’s TT Clinics

Clinics are typically held on the first Tuesday of the month at 1 pm in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s. Even though in person Therapeutic Touch Clinics have been cancelled, we will offer distance Therapeutic Touch sessions on the regular clinic dates to those who are interested, until otherwise stated. During times of physical distancing, we are reminded how adaptable, responsive and efficient distant Therapeutic Touch® can be for participants.

How to participate in a distance Therapeutic Touch Practice for self care


The 2022 distance clinics will take place on:

  • January 4
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 5
  • Sept. 6
  • Oct. 4
  • Nov. 1
  • Dec. 6

Therapeutic Touch is a modern version of several ancient healing practices. Developed in the 1970’s by Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, and Dora Kunz, it is now taught and studied in hospitals and universities worldwide. It is used to complement regular medical treatment, and may help your body’s own ability to heal. It is based on the concept that you are an energy field. When you are well, energy flows in, through and out of the body in a balanced, ordered way. The flow of energy may be impeded when you are ill or injured. The goal of Therapeutic Touch is to restore order and balance to the field, thus supporting the healing process.

 Research and experience have shown the effectiveness of Therapeutic Touch in:

  • Eliciting a relaxation response and reducing anxiety
  • Changing the perception of pain.
  • Facilitating the body’s natural restorative process.
  • Enhancing the rapport between a client and a practitioner

Any condition which could be helped by these effects can benefit from Therapeutic Touch.



Hearth Place – TT for Self Care Course:

Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre will be running the 6 week TT for Self -Care (virtual) series. Dates TBA in 2022.  All HP sessions are free of charge to members.


Click here for more information about TT Ontario.