"Energy work is used to help balance the systems of energy throughout the body to alleviate stress, ailments, and disease," explains Gamarra. "There are different approaches through different traditions. Essentially, when one feels unbalanced either physically, emotionally, or mentally, energy work aids to restore and realign the body's subtle vibrations." While Reiki is one of the main ways to practice energy work, there are many ways to integrate energy work and healing into one’s life.
Reiki is the art of hand healing originated in Japan by Mikao Usui in 1922. The original term for this is Shin Shin Usui Reiki Ryoho or “using Reiki therapy for improving body and mind”. Reiki is an energy healing or natural process carried out by placing hands on the body. By doing so a Reiki practitioner receives Reiki energy from the universe and transmits the energy onto the receiver. This awakens the natural healing abilities of the recipient. Reiki can be used for both physical and psychological health.
Jin shin jyutsu
JIN SHIN JYUTSU is the Art of releasing tensions which are the causes for various symptoms in the body. Our bodies contain several energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this damming effect may lead to discomfort or even pain. This blockage or stagnation will not only disrupt the local area but will continue and eventually disharmonize the complete path or paths of the energy flow. Through Jin Shin Jyutsu our awareness is awakened to the simple fact that we are endowed with the ability to harmonize and balance ourselves (in rhythm with the universe) physically, mentally and spiritually.
Crystal Healing is an ancient healing modality that helps with healing clients through the precise placing of crystals on the body and the surrounding room in a grid like pattern. Crystal Healing dates back thousands of years. It is based on the premise that crystals can penetrate through their electromagnetic field to communicate and connect with the energies flowing throw your body. It is a non-invasive, relaxing, natural and enjoyable modality.
These ‘points’ are referred to in Chinese Medicine as Acupuncture or Acupressure points, and in Ayurveda and yogic healing as Marma points. This isn’t to say that the two systems discount each other – many books on marma points also speak of meridians and many books on acupuncture mention chakras. According to both Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, energy (prana or chi) can stagnate in these points. Both systems have healing practices focused on freeing this energy, whether through acupuncture or acupressure, Ayurvedic massage or even visualization.