We’ve been studying the body’s energy centers for thousands of years.

Reiki is the Japanese tradition of energy healing and it dates back to the early 20th century. The seven chakras, the energy transmission centers of the body, were first described in ancient Hindu texts. Meridians, the energy superhighways of the body, helped lead traditional Chinese medicine practitioners to develop acupuncture. These ancient cultures used different modalities to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal, but they all recognized the power of internal energy.

Energy healing is based on scientific principles. We all learned in high school physics class that matter is made up of molecules. Even something that is solid, such as a table, is vibrating all the time. As humans, we too are vibrating.

When you say someone has “good vibes,” you are really talking about that person’s vibrational energy—and happy people tend to vibrate on a higher frequency. 

Places have vibes too. When you walk into a room in which a fight has just occurred, you may feel a dense energy that makes you want to leave right away. The beach has a light vibe due to the salt (a natural energy cleanser) and moving air. The air at the beach vibrates at a very high frequency, while the room where a fight has just occurred will vibrate very low.

Just as you don’t need to understand the law of gravity before you can fall down, you don’t need to completely grasp the concept of energy healing before you dive into the practice. Any time is a good time to visit an energy healer. I would recommend going in with an open mind for maximum benefit. If you are stressed, anxious or physically drained, an energy healing session can help you relax and feel more balanced. 

There are many types of accessible energy healing modalities and there are many types of energy healers. When you’re looking for an energy healer, remember that you have a right to be picky and ask plenty of questions before settling with a practitioner. There are many types of energy healing and each one calls on slightly different tools and techniques. Some different types you may have heard about are Accupuncture, Reflexology and Massage.

Just as you shower and brush your teeth every day, you should also be cleansing your energy regularly. Once you visit with an energy healer, keep the good vibes flowing by taking a bath in Epsom or pink Himalayan sea salt  for 20 minutes. Whenever you start to feel the heaviness creeping back into your body. Burning sage or other sacred herbs around you can also help clear negativity from your energy field. Healing crystals also have their own healing properties that can help give your energy a little boost. All you need to begin your energy healing journey is curiosity and a willingness to learn and listen to your intuition.

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