Healing Touch

Healing Touch is now being offered at UNMCs’ Center for Healthy Living!

What Healing Touch Is and Is Not:

Healing Touch is a different, and often complementary, mode of facilitating the healing process, but functions from an energy perspective rather than only a physical one. The Healing Touch Practitioner re-aligns the energy flow, re-activating the mind/body/spirit connection to eliminate blockages to self-healing.

Healing Touch is not:

  • a substitute for regular medical checkups from your doctor
  • a substitute for medical care from your doctor
  • a substitute for diagnosis from you doctor
  • the same as massage therapy

The Goal:     Is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system to help the person heal him/herself.

Benefits:     Healing touch is noninvasive and may facilitate relaxation, reducing stress which may help in reducing pain and other stress-related conditions.

Did You Know?

That in 1995, 41% of the population of the United States used one or more types of complementary therapy.

That there are teams of medical doctors and nurses combining medical skills with hands-on and energy techniques in most major cities in the United States.

That documented studies have shown that with hands-on work:

  • Surgical wounds and sutures heal faster
  • Burns clear up significantly sooner
  • Circulation and breathing improve post surgically
  • Premature infants have enhanced growth rate
  • Most people feel relaxed; some may feel more energetic after energy work

Appointment Information:

  • Initial session includes a brief health history, a body energy assessment and energy treatment.
  • As a recipient you will either lie on a comfortable table or sit upright in a chair fully clothed.
  • A recipient may experience body sensations such as temperature change, see colors or shapes, feel deeply relaxed or fall asleep.


  • UNMC & The Nebraska Medical Center faculty, employees, family as well as The Nebraska Medical Center Health & Wellness Club members will receive a discounted price of $25 per session. (Please present Health & Wellness Club membership card for verification)
  • UNMC & Clarkson Students will receive a discounted price of $10 per session. (Please present Student ID card for verification) 
  • Gift certificates are available!

Any comments or suggestions regarding this web page can be emailed to rpruch@unmc.edu

UNMC’s Center for Healthy Living located in the Student Life Center (3908 Jones St.)
Available Appointments:
Please schedule a 1-hour appointment:  Tuesdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Additional hours may be available by emailing:

Mary Megel, PhD, RN, CHTP
Email: mmegel@unmc.edu

To Schedule or Cancel an Appointment:
  • Call The Center for Healthy Living at 402-559-5254
  • Designate if you are scheduling an initial or follow-up session
  • Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance