What is energy healing?

Energy healing is gentle, relaxing and minimally invasive, yet powerfully effective, with lasting benefits.

by Tracy Minton — 

Have you ever wondered what exactly is an energy healing? Many diverse therapies including Reiki, the Reconnection and Healing Touch, along with acupuncture, chiropractic, cranialSacral and polarity can all fall under the umbrella of energy healing, at least to some extent. Ultimately, the goal of each modality is to restore the body’s optimal balance and energy flow.

Trusting one’s inner guidance is often the best way to find a practitioner who will be the best match. A higher cost, credential or trademark does not, in and of itself, guarantee a quality therapist. More important sometimes are the less tangible qualities, such as purity of intent, self-development, a high degree of sensitivity and an unwavering faith in the power to heal that is inherent within each individual.

Energy healing is gentle, relaxing and minimally invasive, yet powerfully effective, with lasting benefits. The innate intelligence of the body allows it to heal itself, provided that nothing interferes with its natural process for self-correction.

Toxins and inappropriate diet disrupt our physiology, but our conscious mind’s resistance to our life experiences and the suppression of our emotions can all be powerful obstructions to our natural flow of energy, creating a lack of ease. If skillfully administered, energy therapies help relax the conscious mind, allowing the body to safely and spontaneously heal.

Experienced practitioners can induce an altered state to remove old neural programming, while “re-wiring” healthier patterns. These changes can initiate improvements in the nervous, immune and endocrine systems, sending information to every cell, making possible profound transformational shifts in every aspect of a person’s life.

While energy healing can be enjoyable for everyone, a highly sensitive person (HSP) will find these therapies especially helpful as part of a regular self-care regime. HSPs have very active nervous systems, leading to feeling frazzled and being easily overwhelmed. To cope, many withdraw.

Keen awareness of subtleties in their environment make them ideal candidates for energy healing, especially with the right therapist who understands the unique challenges and gifts of an HSP. A highly sensitive therapist can help empower clients to feel more confident, balanced and safe, while improving their health and quality of life.

The freedom to express one’s gifts authentically is the ultimate sign of healing, and is beneficial for us all.


Tracy Minton practices Reiki, hypnotherapy and holistic emotional C.O.R.E. counseling and offers help and resources for highly sensitive people. or call 1-877-917-SOAR (7627).

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 30, Number 1, Feb/Mar 2011.

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