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Therapeutic touch is an approach to treatment that focuses on reducing symptoms that afflict the body and mind. Based on a philosophy that humans are energy-based people who need social interaction, this approach uses a combination of energy work, massage, and narrative therapies to decrease a wide range of symptoms that may be associated with a variety of disorders. Often considered a supportive therapy, therapeutic touch can be incorporated into any therapeutic session coupled with other counseling modalities. However, therapeutic touch may be used on its own in a session that can last from 30 to 90 minutes. This approach has shown positive correlations in decreasing symptoms when working with a wide range of clients who have experienced trauma, dementia, anxiety, autism, anxiety, or ...

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