Updated: May 23
Energy healing is the use of therapeutic modalities to repair and rebalance one's energy fields, removing blockages, which improves the overall flow of energy and facilitates the body's innate healing mechanisms.
About Energy Healing
Energy healing is a holistic practice that activates the body’s energy systems to remove harmful blockages. As these energetic blocks are unblocked or become "unstuck", the body’s natural healing system is stimulated to help you overcome specific problems. The power of energy healing has been recognized and used since ancient times; the Japanese tradition of Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Color Healing and Crystal Healing are all examples of ways of harnessing the body’s energy to stimulate natural healing.
"Reiki is love, Love is wholeness, Wholeness is balance, Balance is wellness, Wellbeing is freedom from disease." ~Dr. Mikao Usui
Reiki is divine energy channeled by the practitioner then exchanged between the practitioner and the client. Both the client and practitioner receive the mental and physical benefits from this energy exchange. This transfer of energy can help manage stress, pain and fatigue in the client. It also makes the client feel an increase in energy. The therapy involves the Reiki practitioner moving their hands over the client’s body without touching or lightly touching the client’s body. There is no scientific evidence that Reiki can prevent, treat, or cure any disease. Yet, many healthcare practitioners support and/or refer their clients for Reiki as a complementary therapy to ease stress and feel good. Thus, it may be used along with other standard therapies for the treatment of diseases.
The history of Reiki healing date back more than 2,500 years, however the art was rediscovered in the 19th century by Dr. Mikao Usui. Dr. Usui was a Lay monk and a student of multiple religious practices who strived to create a practice of spiritual healing that had no association to any specific religion and was accessible to all. He traveled to many places, identifying healing practices from all walks of life and all variety of faiths. After a spiritual awakening on Mount Karuma, Dr. Usui founded his first Reiki clinic in 1922 in Tokyo, Japan. Since that time, Reiki has gained increasing popularity throughout the world and has helped thousands of people to overcome their physical and mental obstacles.
Chakra is an Indian Sanskrit word that means spinning wheel of energy, vortex or energy center. There are multiple chakras within the human body that transform information between the levels of the body: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. The chakras serve to vitalize the body absorbing the universal energy, breaking it up into component parts and then sending it along energy networks or nadis to the nervous system, the endocrine glands, and then the blood to nourish the body.
There are many doctors now recognizing the role that the chakras have in our health. They are beginning to understand that while our digestive system takes in biochemical energy and molecular building blocks in the form of physical nutrients, the chakras take in higher vibrational energies that are just as integral to maintaining a healthy physical life.
“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” ~Wassily Kandinsky
Color therapy uses color and light in healing sessions to treat physical or mental health issues by balancing the chakras. This healing has been around for thousands of years and dates back to ancient Greece, China, India and Egypt. The Egyptian healers used sun-activated solarium rooms constructed with colored glass for therapeutic purposes.
“In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.” ~Nikola Tesla
Crystal healing is a natural therapy that taps into the energetic power of crystals and how they affect the body and mind. The practitioner places healing crystals on or around a client to help unblock, focus and direct energy.
Crystal healing is an energy-based system. It is based on the belief that we are all made up of different energies including things we tend not to think they have energies like us such as rocks and crystals. When this energy becomes stagnant, unbalanced or blocked, it can cause illness. Crystals can be used to help unblock, balance and direct energy where it is most needed, while gently supporting the body to heal in a therapeutic way.
There are many varieties of crystals which are thought to have different properties and energies. When you are holding crystals or just being in close proximity of them, their energetic healing properties affect our own energies on a physical, spiritual and emotional level.