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Marty Downey PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP, CNE

Nurturing Healing Touch, LLC

Nurturing Energy Therapy from Healing Beyond Borders (formerly Healing Touch International)

What is Healing Touch?

Healing Touch is a relaxing nurturing energy therapy. Gentle touch assists in balancing your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Healing Touch works with your energy field to support your natural ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care.

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How can Healing Touch benefit you?

Healing Touch research suggests that there are many benefits. Individual experiences will vary.

CHTP Credential

The Certified Healing Touch Practitioner (CHTP) credential is widely recognized in energy therapy training. Look for the CHTP credential to assure the highest standards. All CHTPs:

CHTP/I Credential

With extensive coursework and practice, the Certified Healing Touch Instructor (CHTP/I) is recognized as an experienced and knowledgeable educator and trainer for classes in Healing Touch. Foundations of Healing Touch Course 1 of 5 course sessions are offered 2 times per year when possible. (see contact information below to inquire about HT courses)

Where is Healing Touch Used?

Healing Touch is used in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, long term care facilities, private practices, hospices, and spas. Janet Mentgen, RN, founded Healing Touch in 1989 as a continuing education program for nurses, other health care professionals and lay persons. Today, Healing Touch has spread throughout the world and is taught in universities, medical and nursing schools and other settings internationally.

It is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) since 1997. Practitioners and Instructors are certified through Healing Beyond Borders, supported by its research department and expertise in health care integration. Healing Touch continues to grow rapidly, spreading healing light worldwide.

A Healing Touch session feels like a nurturing radiance that flows through and around you. Each individual experience is unique and based upon your individual needs.

About Dr. Marty Downey:

Marty Downey PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP, CNE

Margaret "Marty" Downey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP/I, CNE is an Associate Professor at Boise State University and Emeritus faculty in May 2016. Dr Marty Downey's teaching specialties are critical care nursing, medical-surgical nursing, health assessment, holistic nursing and health practices, stress management, guided imagery, and humor in health. Marty's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is from Marycrest College and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is from Idaho State University with a focus on Nursing Education. She received her PhD from University of Idaho in Adult and Organizational Learning.

Marty worked in critical care and was nationally certified in critical care nursing for over 20 yrs. She is equally proud of her certification as Advanced Holistic Nurse (AHN-BC) for over 25 yrs. Her energy work and practice started with Healing Touch and Reiki classes in 1994, Marty recently completed her Certified Healing Touch Practitioner (CHTP) in 2013. Downey is also a Certified Healing Touch Instructor and completed a 30 hour core competency toward Nurse Health Coaching.

She promotes research in Healing Touch and other holistic therapies as a fellowship mentor for nurse research teams at St Luke's Health System, Boise, ID. She attended the American Holistic Nurses' convention (AHNA) 2012 with 3 other Boise State U School of Nursing students and St Luke's Wood River Research Fellowship team as well as the Healing Touch International 2012 Conference to highlight the Holistic Nursing course and article: Effects of Healing Touch on Postsurgical Adult Outpatients which was published October 2015 online and 2016 Vol. 54 (3) in the Journal of Holistic Nursing.

Marty promotes Healing Touch through energetic healing and role modeling health from years of teaching self-care and Holistic Nursing from the Heart. She has worked with clients across the age span with a variety of health challenges from cancer, cardiac, orthopedic, neurologic, surgical recovery, and trauma. With intention and attention, Marty facilitates healing and relaxation through gentle hand movements near and safely on the person blending imagery and visualization to enhance the client's intentions and goals of well-being. She also offers distance Healing Touch sessions to promote health and healing remotely.

Marty also teaches Foundations of Healing Touch Course 1 which take place 1-2 times per year, please, inquire via email with subject line "Foundations of Healing Touch class inquiry" or check the Healing Beyond Borders website for courses.

To Schedule Your Appointment

We are located in Boise, ID. To schedule your appointment, call (208) 571-7472 or email (be sure to include "Healing Touch inquiry" in the subject title of your email message).