Touch For Health Workshops

Classes are run on a regular basis, please contact Denise and ask to be placed on a waiting list if there are no currently listed classes on the schedule.


The Touch for Health Series of Workshops

Touch for Health is a system of safe, simple and extremely effective techniques which have been taught to the general public since the 1970’s. It combines the use of recent western discoveries with principles of ancient Chinese medicine. It’s a beneficial system of preventative health care that anyone can perform and is complementary to all other care a person is already receiving.You will learn how to check 42 muscles and multiple techniques to restore proper energy flow throughout the body.Dr. John Thie’s book: ‘Touch for Health’ plus supplemental hand-outs are used extensively throughout these workshops.

Introduction to Touch for Health

Take this three hour workshop to learn if you want to proceed with the full four-weekend workshop series by first learning some useful basics:

1.      accurately muscle test one indicator muscle

2.      effectively use powerful Emotional Stress Release Technique

3.      check for sensitivities to foods or supplements

4.      quick and easy method to reduce generalized pain

Learn a bit about the history of strengthening weak muscles you may not even have known you had, using these techniques and why it works. Watch and practice how to smoothly perform an accurate muscle test. Be introduced to an incredibly simple yet enormously powerful technique to release stress in all aspects of your life.

Touch for Health Level 1

This is a workshop where you will get to use your hands, your head, and your heart. Please see below, the official syllabus from the International Kinesiology College, covered in this 15 hour (minimum) workshop:

Opposing Muscle Theory / Triangle of Health 14 Muscles:
Accurate Muscle Monitoring Supraspinatus
Prechecks & Switch On (K27, CV24, GV27, GV1+ Navel) Teres Major
Water Check / Central Meridian Check / Permissions Pectoralis Major Clavicular
Neurolymphatics, Neurovasculars, Meridians Latissimus Dorsi
Origin/Insertion Technique, Bilateral Muscle Spinal Correction Subscapularis
Challenging Quadriceps
Emotional Stress Release Peroneus
Strengthening with Foods Psoas
Cross Crawl for Fun Gluteus Medius
Visual Inhibition & Auricular Exercise Teres Minor
Surrogate Testing Anterior Deltoid
Simple Pain Techniques – running meridians, feathering Pectoralis Major Sternal
Posture Awareness, Goal Balancing Anterior Serratus
Fascia Lata

Touch for Health Level 2

This level builds on your Level 1 training, and provides numerous short cuts and more in-depth understanding of the process of balancing the body’s energies during this 15 hour workshop.

Pre-tests and Corrections using Circuit Locating 14 Muscles:
Golgi / Spindle Proprioceptors Neck Flexors, Brachioradialis
Acupressure Holding Points, Yin / Yang Middle & Lower Trapezius
Alarm Points – Over Energy Rectus Abdominus
Balancing using the Wheel Sacrospinalis
Law of Five Elements Theory Iliacus
Food Testing Adductors, Piriformis
ESR for Future Performance Sartorius
Meridian Massage Popliteus
Meridian Walking Rhomboids
Cerebrospinal Technique Middle Deltoid
Cross Crawl Integration Exercise Quadratus Lumborum

Touch for Health Level 3

Now we’re getting into solving problems that may have been around for quite some time…Enjoy your classmates, and learning more about your body’s inner workings for another 15 hours.

Prechecks Review, Five Element Review 14 Muscles:
Five Element Color Balance Neck Extensors, Levator Scapula
Five Element Goal Balancing with Emotions Triceps, Opponens Pollicis
Five Element Balancing with Food Transverse/Oblique Abdominals
Sedation Techniques Anterior/Posterior Tibials
ESR for Past Trauma Upper Trapezius
Pulse Check and Pain Tapping Gluteus Maximus
Circuit Retaining Mode Gracilis, Soleus, Gastrocnemius
Facilitation and Inhibition Diaphragm, Coracobrachialis
Reactive Muscles Hamstrings

Touch for Health Level 4

This level will teach you some techniques that will give you more balancing and corrective tools that can go deeper than you’ve been working until now. Learn more about the Five Elements and your power for understanding imbalances. This last 15 hour workshop sums up the Touch for Health Syllabus.

Figure 8 Energy Luo Points
Five Elements and Meridian Review Time of Day Balance
Five Element Emotions Postural Stress Release
Balancing with Sound Neurolymphatic Release
Acupressure Holding Points in Depth Posture Analysis