Based on the age-old principle that an open energy system surges within and around us, Massage Practice: Therapeutic Touch describes how to balance and energize the body by altering the flow of this energy field. Certified massage therapist Michelle Ebbinshows you how and where to place your hands to transfer that universal life force. The movements are not massage strokes—you simply lay your hands on or just above the body to release blockages in the person’s energy field. This ancient practice known as the "laying on of hands" is a conscious transfer of energy that occurs when you relax and let your mind go to work. With practice, your hands can become powerful tools to bring peace and comfort to others. 30 minutes.