Energetic and Therapeutic Touch

The energy concepts of Wilhelm Reich continue to be controversial. Recent research in the physical sciences, while not confirming Reich’s view can be understood to give some support to his position. At the same time, research in the acknowledged energies of magnetism, electricity, etc. has produced findings that have direct application to the practice of body psychotherapy. Drawing from recent research, I offer some models to understand the energetic relationship between therapist and patient with special emphasis on the energetic processes involved in touch.

Reich, chaos, instroke, connective tissue, ground substance, self-organizing,
field theory, bio-magnetism, still point.