Our being doesn’t stop at the skin. The physical body is our hardware. The subtle body is the software. In western medicine, the energy system is referred to as the biofield; other traditions call this field Chi, Qi, aura or the electromagnetic field. In Ayurveda, one of the oldest forms of alternative lifestyle medicine and the sister science to yoga, the energy of the body is known as Prana. Holistic modalities such as yoga, acupuncture, qigong, reiki, and integrated medicine consider this the vital force of the living human system. Regardless of the modality , its purpose is the same – to use the electro-magnetic life sustaining energy of nature to work toward homeostasis. The more intuitively you recognize your biofield, the more you can participate in your own wellness.
Ayurvedic Marma Therapy
Ayurvedic Marma Therapy is an ancient Indian practice whose focus is the manipulation of subtle energy (prana) in the body for the purposes of supporting the healing process. Marma therapy is based on the utilization of 107 points in the body which are considered to be access points to body, mind, and consciousness. Knowledge of Marma allows the practitioner to influence the flow of prana through both the gross and subtle bodies for the purposes of restoring health and peace of mind.
Healing Touch Energy Medicine
Healing Touch works on the biofield similarly to reiki, acupuncture and cranio sacral therapy. It is non-dogmatic and well established throughout the professional healthcare system worldwide. Practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way. As with Marma Therapy, the practitioner does not use his/her own energy, but acts as a conduit holding space and directing energy where it is needed.
The word “Reiki” means “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign.” It comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” meaning life energy. Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or even emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness.
Reiki aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure. Improving the flow of energy around the body can enable relaxation, relieve pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.
Reiki & Healing Touch for Animals
Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) and Reiki are noninvasive holistic energy therapies using light-touch and no-touch energy-based techniques to balance and align the animal’s energy field. Healing is accelerated when the body’s energy field is balanced. The goal is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system, which allows the animal to self heal.
Many of the techniques used on animals are similar to techniques used in the Healing Touch (HT) and Reiki for humans. Animals are very responsive to Healing Touch and Reiki energy medicine.