The professional Association was established as a non-profit organization in 1996 by Healing Touch International, Inc. founder Janet Mentgen , a nurse who wanted to bring greater healing and well-being to her patients. In 2013, the organization’s name was rebranded to Healing Beyond Borders, to better reflect its vision and mission.

Healing Beyond Borders is the international body, which HTWA and The Australian Foundation for Healing Touch  are affiliated with.


Healing Beyond Borders sets the standards for ethics, training and accreditation.

Healing Beyond Borders also conducts research into best practice. 


For further information about HBB please see