Susan De Salvo-Reed is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor, Wellness Consultant, Coach and Nurse of over 30 years of experience. In the hospital environment Susan specialized in ICU, cardiology, cardiac rehab fitness, behavioral health, dialysis, wound care, and substance use. After time she saw a true need to treat the "whole person." Her passions lead her to blend therapies for the best patient care. She became a Healing Touch Instructor and Practitioner in 1994 and has been teaching Healing Touch in acute hospitals nationally and internationally since 1997. She has helped establish clinics, Healing Touch teams, research pilots and support groups for community and practitioners. Susan is in leadership with HTP as an active member on the HTP Certification Board. With a gift for communication Susan has private practice where she integrates talk therapy, and Healing Touch of 25 years. She presently is the Deputy Director for Advocates for Human Potential, an administrative entity company facilitating behavioral health grants in California where she specializes in substance use and recovery. She continues to teach Healing Touch in northern CA. and is presently writing a book on Touch Techniques and Treatments.
Susan's education includes a degree in Nursing, Certifications in Healing Touch as a Practitioner and Instructor, Certified Life Coach and Wound Care Specialist. Her life experience in healing arts is a natural expression of a deep understanding that modern medicine and Healing Touch together provide helpful treatment of any dis-ease. Susan is an activist when it comes to Healing Touch and Lifestyle Management. She believes healing comes through the body/mind connection. In her own words, "my quest is to bridge the gap between allopathic medicine and complementary medicine", she states, "this is the place where true wellness within can be found."