A more positive energy towards yourself or others would be a faith healing energy called REIKI. Like massage, Reiki is a heart based therapy, to help restore your inner peace.
Planning to make available a new wave natural health technique, called ‘Heart Reiki’ and ‘Heart Kegels‘…. simple, but effective self-help.
About live energy:
If you have pain in you shoulder, you might reach up rub your shoulder. The feeling of your hands touching your own body is one of acceptance and positive energy. If you rubbed your body with the handle of a hairbrush, yes even on trigger points, your body would not be as accepting or feel any kinetic energy. So the live energy from your hands and skin on skin is more preferable. Live energy is love energy
Reiki could be considered healing touch but it is more rightly called healing vibes, as you may or not touch someone, but the method and intention of applying positive energy around someone with your hands, you could call it reiki.