Touch Therapies

Touch is a means of communication between doctor and patient in the clinical context. Manual assessments and treatments are diverse in technique, approach, and objectives.

In this course, Dr. Iva Lloyd, ND reviews the types of touch, how to use touch clinically, and clinical examples. Dr. Lloyd demonstrates using touch to impact the Psychological, Functional, and Structural levels of a patient’s pathology.

Learning Objectives

  • Types of Touch
  • How to Use Touch
  • Energetics of Touch
  • Trigger Point and Myofascial Release Work
  • Types of Strain
  • Cranial Rhythm

About the Elder – Iva Lloyd BScH, RPP, ND


Dr. Iva Lloyd has been president of the World Naturopathic Federation since its inception in 2014. She has participated in five WHO Working Groups and the Global Conference for Primary Health Care.  

Dr. Lloyd is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the website and was editor of the Vital Link for thirteen (13) years. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2002 where she is a part-time professor.  Dr. Lloyd has maintained a full-time naturopathic practice at Naturopathic Foundations Health Clinic since 2002 in Markham, Ontario.  

Dr. Lloyd has written over eighty articles and has done various seminars both nationally and internationally on naturopathic and energetic medicine. She is the author of four books, including, ‘Messages From The Body – a guide to the energetics of health’, “The Energetics of Health, a naturopathic assessment” and “The History of Naturopathic Medicine, a Canadian perspective” and she wrote the chapter on Naturopathy, Homeopathy and Natural Medicine in Holistic Healing, Theories, Practices and Social Change.

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Enrolled: 4 students
Duration: 2 hours
Lectures: 1
Video: 2 hours
Level: Beginner


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed