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Hands-on healing with Melissa Long

Hands-on healing with Melissa LongHealing can be defined as a “a flow of beneficial energy from healer to recipient.” Hands-on healing is a completely natural and holistic approach designed to bring the mind, body and emotions into balance.

I have been practising healing as a member of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers (NFSH) since qualifying in 1999. The NFSH is the largest professional healing organisation in the UK.

For more information see: www.thehealingtrust.org.

There has been much research on how spiritual and hands-on healing improves health. For example a controlled medical study was carried out involving 200 NHS outpatients who each received five weekly sessions of healing. The results published by the European Journal of Integrative Medicine volume 9 in January 2017 were summed up as follows:

The main quantitative paper reports that the patients benefited physically; their symptoms reduced. It also identifies that their quality of life was enhanced; they felt better in themselves and were more able to lead a normal life. Whether measured by score improvements, effect sizes or statistics, results revealed significant improvements regarding symptoms and well being. Improvements were found to be long-lasting and may have continued beyond the period of study.

In addition, the researchers confirmed that the level of these improvements were substantially more than could be expected from a placebo. The researchers concluded that the study should be conducted to investigate whether adding healing to conventional healthcare would reduce NHS expenditure.

The patient will be asked to lie down on a healing couch fully clothed whilst I lay hands on various parts of the body either with or without contact depending upon the needs of the patient. It is a very intuitive process and although I will ask if there are any areas requiring specific attention I am usually well guided as to where I need to go on the body.

In addition the NFSH healing course I have attended other courses over the years including Reiki 1 & 2 and Magnified Healing.

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