What is Energy Therapy?

Energy therapies "bring energy into the client or balance the energy within a client."

There are many types of energy therapies being used as complementary therapies. I am certified in and use Healing Touch and Reiki. Both are used to release blocked energies which can encourage the healing of many basic diseases and illnesses. Using either modality the practitioner is channeling life energy into the client encouraging the the healing process to begin, thus helping the body to heal itself.

Healing Touch was developed by Janet Mentgen, R.N. and was originally for use by those in the medical field. Healing Touch for Animals was developed by Carol Komitor, a veterinary technician who studied Healing Touch and became a certified instructor. She developed new techniques to support animals. Practitioners have an understanding of the chakras and 12 meridians. They use specific sequences of hand placements above or on the body to assess and determine areas of energy imbalance. Then techniques for specific conditions. Healing Touch does not require an attunement before a person can use it.

Reiki is a spiritual healing art who's roots are in Japanese origin. Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese for "universal life energy" - which means energy. Reiki is not affiliated with any religion or religious practice. This tradition was founded by a Buddist Monk named Mikao Usui in the early 20th century. Before his death he taught the practice to over two thousand students. Today Practitioners and Master Teachers are trained through an initiation process where Masters pass on their knowledge and expertise. Reiki practitioers receive an attunement by a certified Reiki Master Teacher that attunes them to "Reiki Energy." This enables them to channel the energy for themselves and for others. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas or conditions as in Healing Touch.

The theory in both practices is that, life energy flows through all living things. Everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen the energy within themselves and to help others. The 'ki" or energy should be strong and free flowing. If it is the body and mind is in a positive state of health. If it is weak or blocked it can lead to symptoms of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual imbalances. Because energy therapy practitioners can sense the energy field imbalances before they affect the physical body, sessions can help prevent illness. During a session the practitioner will assess the client's energy field and determine if there are any imbalances. If it is a human session the person sits in a chair or lies down fully dressed on a padded table and relaxes. I combine my Healing Touch knowledge of chakras, meridians, etc with the channeling and intuition of Reiki. So depending on what is needed I work with specific areas or conditions while working with the whole person. I place my hands on or near the body, depending on the area of the body, in a non-intrusive way. The person may feel a warm sensation and sometimes even a tingling or vibration. It is very common for a person to feel relaxed, comforted, and even fall asleep during a treatment. Some may feel sensations of heat, tingling, or see colors while others may have an emotional response. All of these indicate that shifts are taking place as the body works on balancing itself. Animals can be worked with in an area where they are most comfortable and will show signs of relaxation also such as licking and chewing, yawning, stretching, etc. Drinking plenty of water before and after is recommended for people and having access to plenty for animals. Both may feel a little sleepy after the session and should rest if needed. A session can take from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. The number of sessions will depend on the imbalances and how the body reacts. It is best to plan three to be able to see a change. It can be used with horse, pets, animals, and people.

Benefits of Healing Touch/Reiki

  • Promotes health and well-being
  • Relieves depression
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Helps with clarity
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence
  • Strengthens intuition
  • Improves sleep
  • Balances chakras
  • Helps with digestion issue
  • Relieves stress and tension
  • Helps with pain management
  • Aids in life purpose discovery
  • Helps in production and achievement of goals
  • Heals past trauma
  • Helps in discovering your spiritual path
  • Helps lead to contentment and Oneness
  • Helps with end of life

Reiki, Healing Touch, Pendulum work, Shamanism, Healy, and Essential Oils can be done long distance or remotely - because as I wrote on the About Energy & Light Therapy page: We are all surrounded by various kinds of energy, our bodies are energy with interconnection, and these interconnections make the universe a web of inseparable energy patterns. Similar to how our internet, cell phones, etc work. A photo or surrogate is used in place of the animal or person.