Leola received her Therapeutic Touch Certification through the B.C. Cancer Centre, Canada. She has extended this service to include animals and all living things.
Therapeutic Touch is a contemporary interpretation of several ancient healing practices developed by Dolores Krieger,Ph.D.,R.N.,(Professor of Nursing at New York University)and her mentor Dora Kuntz,in the early 1970’s. Therapeutic Touch is now practiced and taught by thousands of health care professionals and lay people around the world.
Therapeutic Touch is based on the conscious use of the facilitator’s hands to direct or modulate energies for therapeutic purposes. The hands do not need to touch the patient’s body and therefore the treatment can be well tolerated in the case of burns or painful physical wounds. It is administered with the intent of helping change energy in the direction of health and to facilitate the body’s natural restorative processes. It is a complementary therapy that can be used alone or with other healing modalities (such as herbal, homeopathic medicine or conventional medical treatment).
Therapeutic Touch is non-invasive therapy used to elicit the relaxation response, reduce pain, accelerate the healing process and decrease the response to stress. Documented, clinical studies indicate benefits of the promotion of sleep, decrease of fear or anxiety, reduction of acute and chronic pain, an increase in hemoglobin level and accelerated wound healing. It is used in a variety of settings for such purposes as pain reduction, relaxation and the promotion of physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
“The insight Leola has offered through the gift of therapeutic touch and animal communication has significantly contributed to the quality of life of our animals. Through her facilitation with our horses and dogs, we have received accurate information that has kept them happier and healthier and with improved attitudes. It makes all the difference in the world finding out why a horse is having a hard time and better yet, what he needs to improve it.”