Touch is a basic human need.
Safe touch is informed by the body’s unique needs for touch
In 1983, I began integrating 18 years of nursing skills with hands-on bodywork
• to help people enjoy their health care
• to relieve symptoms from acute or chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches,
joint pains, arthritis, injuries and fibromyalgia
• to soothe the harsh effects of cancer and cancer treatments
• to support healing
• to offer care to care-givers
• to ease dying
Over time, I noticed that some people – often trauma survivors – were not comfortable with touch.
In 1997, I added Trauma Touch Therapy™, which introduces clients to non-touch modalities and
other self-regulating approaches that help people learn to direct safe touch experiences.