In need of major stress reduction? Ever so tense that it's difficult to truly relax and chill ? If so, consider Therapeutic Touch, a healing modality where the practitioner does not actually touch the client.

Jane Piper, an registered nurse and a practitioner of Therapeutic Touch, has recently expanded her practice to an office at 16 School St. in Rockland. Also schooled in massage therapy and Reiki, Piper describes TT as a method to direct human energy to help or heal. She has studied with Dora Kunz and Dee Krieger, Ph.D., RN, known for introducing and teaching this contemporary interpretation of the ancient laying-on-of-hands healing technique.

Illness, stress, pain, or a feeling of imbalance is a sign that ones energy is not flowing freely. Piper's focus is on supporting the balanced flow of a person's energy, Most of the work is done in the client s energy field, and does not require the practitioner to actually touch the client. The practitioner guides and re-patterns the client s disrupted vital-energy flows. The client's own immune system will be stimulated, recuperative abilities will be restored, and vital energies will once more be in harmonic balance.

Stress reduction, relaxation, pain relief, and assisting the body in the healing process are just a few of the potential benefits to be derived from TT. Piper says that some clients begin to feel the effects of this energy work within the first three or four minutes of the session, others will realize healing benefits later, sometimes hours afterwards. Session usually range from a half-hour to one hour, particularly if Reiki is also utilized.

To make an appointment or find out more about TT, call 691-2406.