Healing Hands

Use of Hands as Healing Tools

Our hands are instinctual healing tools. If you have ever experienced your mother's outreach when you were sick as a child then you understand how naturally love and touch together will bring about healing. 

Hand applications are used in a variety of holistic healing therapies. Listed here are a few.

Hands-on Healing Group
Hands-on Healing Group. Jeff T. Green / Stringer / Getty Images

Hands-on healing, also known as Energy, Radiant or Spiritual Healing, has been practiced by many cultures for thousands of years. In Greek mythology, Chiron, the wise Centaur, taught Asclepius, the God of Medicine, hands-on healing. More »

Hakini Mudra
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Mudras are a silent language of self-expression used in Hindu and Buddhist teachings. Mudra hand gestures or poses are often used in yoga practice, meditation, and for healing purposes. There are a total of 36 mudra images along with instructions on how to form them. More »
Hand Reflexology
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A full hand reflexology treatment takes approximately forty--five minutes. The warmup exercises demostrated in this hand reflexology pictorial will take only about ten minutes. Adding this routine to your daily activites will enhance your overall physical and mental well being. The techniques are soothing and relaxing too! More »
Healing Touch
Touch is a basic human instinct each of us is born with. Reaching out and touching another person is a universal action that offers love and caring. The versatility of your hands and their many healing attributes are activated throughout the day during routine activities such as cooking, playing musical instruments, communication through gesturing, and others. More »
massage therapy
Ayurvedic healer, Rama Kant Mishra says "Accumulated stress and toxins in the mind and body dissolve during the daily massage. A daily full-body warm oil massage therefore acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body." More »

The lines on our palms have been analyzing for years by palm readers. Missing, fragmented, or chained lines give clues as to what characteristics you have and how you will live your life. The pictorial of palm images explores the major lines and some of the better known minor lines. The photos will give you a general idea of where to look on your palm for the various lines. Of the four major lines, three of these (heart, head, and life) should be relatively easy for you to locate on your hands. The fourth major palm line is your fate line. This line is sometimes broken or faded, or may even be missing altogether More »

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Reiki is a natural healing system designed to assist in healing and help achieve balance. Reiki is administered by a practitioner, who serves as a conduit through whom the Universal Life Energy can be transmitted to the recipient, by either hands-on or distance healing techniques. There are twelve basic hand placements used when conducting a Reiki treatment. Similar hand placements are applied for both self-treatments and treaing others. More »


The picture of praying hands of a laborer is a famous one. The story behind the picture has been the theme of many a sermon. The original source of this story is unknown, but it goes like this "Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg, lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! In order merely to keep food on the table for this mob, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked almost eighteen hours a day at his trade and any other paying chore he could find in the neighborhood. More »

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