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Healing Touch is an Integrative energy modality that is used for pain, headaches, pre and post surgery, side effects from chemotherapy and radiation.  It balances the body's energy field for the client to self heal. The intention is to  heal the mind, body and soul.



What to Expect from a Healing Touch Treatment

HTCPI pin" width="200"/>Healing Touch is a gentle, biofield (energy field) therapy that often facilitates a deep sense of calm and relaxation in the body-mind-spirit.

The treatment is typically administered while the client lies on a massage table with their clothes on. With your permission, the practitioner uses his/her hands to assess your biofield and proceeds to clear and balance it as needed using either off body touch (near body but no direct contact) or a gentle (still) touch over various areas of the body.

On occasion, one may experience an acceleration of the healing process and his/her symptoms may intensify for a brief time. When this happens, the recovery period of the illness is usually reduced.

Who can practice Healing Touch?

HTCPI pin" width="200"/>Healing Touch courses are open to all nurses, massage therapists, body therapists, counselors, psychotherapists, physicians, other allied health care professionals as well as individuals who desire an in-depth understanding and practice of healing work using energy based concepts and principles.

Janet Mentgen, the Founder of Healing Touch, believed that anyone could learn how to facilitate healing in others. As she observed thousands of students doing Healing Touch, she noticed that there was no difference in the outcomes of well prepared non-nurses to those of well prepared nurses.

Janet believed that anyone with a compassionate heart and a desire to be of service to others could become a practitioner of energy healing. All that was needed was a commitment to learn and to grow.

What experts say

Energy Healing


Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.

Healing Touch is a biofield (magnetic field around the body) therapy that is an energy-based approach to health and healing.

Healing Touch uses the gift of touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the flow from the energy field to the physical body.

These non-invasive techniques employ the hands to clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields, thus affecting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. It is based on a heart-centered, caring relationship in which the practitioner and client come together energetically to facilitate the client's health and healing.

The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance and harmonies in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self heal.



Kellie Sherwood McAvoy 

Rita Horton

Healing Touch Therapist Carolina Breast Friends 1607 E Morehead St.

Charlotte, NC 28207

To Whom It May Conce rn,

As a breast cancer survivor, promoting awareness and prevention has become my driving force. Healthy options are few and far in between, especially without affordable health insurance. Rita Horton provides me with her spectacular Healing Touch services through Carolina Breast Friends as my alternative medicine of choice. Since my involvement with Carolina Breast Friends, I have had the opportunity, and great pleasure, in getting to know Rita for the past two years. As my Healing Touch therapist, I can sincerely say, I am truly grateful for her work and compassion.

Rita displays a powerful work ethic. Her big smile and positive energy radiates beyond to a more personal level that balances my energies. As a survivor of a disease so close to my heart, I appreciate her natural talent and spiritual connection. Most importantly, Rita's authentic energy gives me the natural dose of medicine I need to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Most visits, I ent er her office space feeling heavy, and ill. Thus is why I need to see her. One particular session with Rita, she was able to move lots of pent up energy from my throat and heart as I felt the immense heat from those areas as well. After every hour session, we discuss the results. However, this particular session, we discussed my heavy emotions as the release was obvious. The hidden emotions on my part were evident. At that point, I had the clarity to do what needed to be done. I hopped into my car, and booked my two day Me-cation. This goes to show how impactful Rita's service is to me. Without her help, I would not have had taken the much needed Me-vaction to my ever peaceful place, the Angel Oak Tree on John's Island, SC. At the same time, she continues to keep me grounded and balanced holistically.

Rita's professional expertise channels my energies in ways no traditional therapist/doctor can do for me. For this reason, I highly recommend Rita Horton to anyone who desires natural healing. Please do not hesitate to call me for further information. I can be reached anytime at 803-504-7164.





Kellie Sherwood McAvoy







At my request, Rita Horton has been allowed in the recovery room to perform Healing Touch upon me after each surgery_ Being a Healing Touch apprentice myself, I always believed in the power of Healing Touch, but after being the client, and experiencing it from the other side, I can't tell you how impressed I was_ During each session Rita brought me from incoherent and babbling and not having any situational awareness, to being absolutely present in the moment, with a feeling of peace and relaxation, without any anxiety. Rita always has a very calming presence and that compiled with Healing Touch, can only provide for a very positive outcome.

I also contribute the unusually quick recovery, allowing me to go home in a relatively short period of time, along with a minimum amount of postoperative pain to her Healing Touch session. It is one thing to believe that Healing Touch works from a practitioner standpoint, but is a real blessing to KNOW that it works, from the client side, as well. Rita has always been a professional and shown a definite competency in all of her Healing Touch sessions.

Sincerely, Dan Liebl, RN



September 25, 2016

I met Rita Horton at Carolina Breast Friends (The Pink House) when she was performing Healing Touch. I learned a little about Healing Touch and decided to try it for my Self.

I was experiencing some pain and discomfort from my Mastectomy. After being treated by Rita, I felt calmer and much less bothered by my discomfort as well as the pain I was experiencing. With another visit with Rita, my pain had gone away.

When I scheduled my reconstruction, I spoke with Rita and set up a schedule for my operation.

I saw Rita the week before my operation to just calm myself down (I was having a problem with my blood pressure). Then right after the operation we arranged with my doctor to have Rita come in to the recovery room to help with getting the anesthesia out of my body.

I know this had worked because when I woke up, I was able to speak with the nurses and doctors without being foggy

   and knowing what I, as well as the,  Staff were saying .

   The next day, Rita came to my room to help me manage my pain. I can only say that I know it worked because the nurses could not understand why I was hardly using the pain pump.

I only have the best thoughts and feelings for Rita and of course Healing Touch.



Melanie Rockefeller <> To: Rita Horton <>


Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 1:21 PM


I met Rita after being referred to her by the staff at the Pink House. I had recently undergone a lumpectomy and was scheduled for a double mastectomy. Rita's overall presence is loving and warm. She is one of those people I would like to carry around in my pocket. My first session was at her home and when she finished I felt completely calm and relaxed. She offered to come into my recovery room after my surgery. My surgery was over 7 hours long and when I woke, Rita was there. She had performed Healing Touch on me for over an hour to get the anesthesia out of my system. She came back to the hospital the following day to continue to help my body process all the medication that had been pumped into me. I think Rita is my guardian angel sent from above.

Considering the length of my surgery and even some complications, I felt good. Everyone who walked into my hospital room said I looked good. I give all the credit to Rita and Healing Touch. Because I felt better after that 7 hour surgery compared to my brief lumpectomy.

I wholehearted recommend Rita and Healing Touch to those who would benefit from her loving hands.

Melanie Rockefeller


Date: Ju f 28, 2017, 9:23:37 AM

To: Rit ahorton@gmail. com


I had the good fortune of meeting Rita through Carolina Breast Friends at the Pink House in Charlotte, NC. I have been practicing yoga for close to 15 years now and know how important healing our bodies through alternaitve methods is vital to our total health - mind, body, and soul. My first session with Rita was prior to my bi-lateral mastectomy. I did not know what to expect but Rita guided me through the entire process prior to treating me.

While I was on the table, I started asking questions about what was happening. I could feel the heat of the healing energy. Rita is such a comfort. Just being in the room with her brings me a certain calm and peace. Having gone through breast cancer herself, she know firsthandwhat we are going through. Not only did she heal my body with her energy, she calmed my mind about the journey I was about to embark on.

Rita then came and treated me while I was in the recovery room. My surgery ended up lasting much longer than anyone anticipated. 9 hours rather than the 5-6 we were expecting. Needless to say, I was completely out of it but I did know Rita was there and that gave me great comfort in my confusion. Rita treated me again in the hospital. She was amazing. She walked in the room and saw things she did not like and immediately had the nurses tending to things. My nurses all knew her or knew of her and I heard nothing but positive remarks and how smart I was for having her treat me.

About a week after being home, I saw Rita again. She welcomed me into her home where she has a treatment room. I met her husband and her dog! My fiance was with me and was also warmly welcomed. During this session, I shared with Rita some very difficult emotional issues I was dealing with. She was understanding, compassionate,and instrumental in helping me through a very difficult time. I cannot advocate enough for the benefits of Healing Touch and in particular Rita Horton.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further queries. Thank you.


Cathy Ouellette

Executive Business Administratorto Scott Lengel WW CTO - Cross Domain Solution Architecture Charlotte, NC I 0: 980.776.7777 I C: 704 .962.1575 I F: 425 .708.6542




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