Monday, January 03, 2011
The medical community and the general public are generally familiar with massage therapy, which uses manual massage and manipulation of body tissues to help release tension and enhance bloodflow and metabolic processes in the body. Many people also recognize the effects of massage from their experience with "sensual" massage, which stimulates the body's erotic senses and responses. Thus, it can be seen how massage can have both relaxing and stimulating effects, helping the body's systems function in more desirable ways.
Massage has been part of most traditional healing systems, such as Oriental/Chinese and Ayurvedic/Indian medicine, where it is understood within the context of the subtle energy system governing the body, not just as a means of physical manipulation to clear tension or stimulate body processes. While the physical influence is important, the energetic influences affecting the body are just as essential. The energy field of a healing practitioner is resonating with and exchanging information with the energy field of a patient - even at a distance. Numerous parapsychology and distance healing
experiments have confirmed the reality of quantum non-locality and quantum entanglement
. Some healers work with many of their clients remotely, via phone or Internet. By establishing resonance and tuning in to another person's energy system a healing shift can be facilitated.
Each of us has multiple subtle energy bodies that nourish and inform our physical body... energy healing works more directly with these subtle energy layers (since the healer is tuning in to those layers), in comparison to regular massage treatments which focus on the physical layer. These subtle bodies are deeper, more essential layers of our self. Our spiritual self exists with or without a physical body, while it is the source of life force to create and sustain our physical body. On these deeper layers of our self we hold our thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and beliefs, as well as the imprints of our reactions to past experiences. Healing often involves releasing or shifting the patterns that are present in these deeper energetic layers. As these energetic releases occur there can be emotional catharsis as well as physical reactions such as trembling and detoxification. These are truly powerful, life-changing experiences.
If you have experienced the power and benefits of therapeutic massage you may want to go even further, to the source of the patterns that govern your life and shape your state of health and wellness. Energy healing methods such as reiki
, quantum touch
, pranic healing, therapeutic touch, healing touch, medical qi gong, bioenergy healing, Barbara Brennan healing
, shamanic healing, and others can assist you in freeing yourself from stress, disease patterns, and limitations that have kept you from aligning with the flow of your own higher potential. Those who seek personal growth and lasting healing shifts often find that energetic healing methods are essential to assist with these endeavors.
- Jed Shlackman, M.S. Ed., LMHC
Jed is a licensend mental health counselor and hypnotherapist as well as a Reiki Master and energy healer in Miami, Florida.