When we are in a state of balance, we maintain optimal health and well-being. Our health is affected on all levels, including mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually by the experiences that we have in our lives.

All emotional, mental and spiritual issues, as well as, physical problems and ill health affect the whole body’s energy field that surrounds our body. Sometimes things that happen in our lives affects us emotionally but can also affect the physical body as well. If these emotions are not dealt with and released, our bodies will continue to have those memories which will be stored in our bodies, in our cells and our tissues and cause problems or health challenges.

By promoting the relaxation response using a light touch(not a massage),our bodies are better able to heal. Something that we don't usually thing about in healing is the human touch. This is almost as important as life itself and in some instances can mean the difference between life and death.

There are newborn babies that are considered failure to thrive as they have not received the bonding and human touch necessary for a continuation of life. We think of water, food and air as being necessary to live, but human touch is almost as necessary to life and possibly more important. We need to be held by our parents or a caregiver when we are newborns to receive that nurturing touch. As children a hug makes us feel better when we fall and scrape our knees. As adults, we still need to be touched–in appropriate and healthy ways, of course.

Many hospitals worldwide have started incorporating therapeutic touch, Reiki, and other forms of healing touch into hospice care and their holistic health departments.

Hands on healing or energy healing are natural therapies which promote relaxation and stimulate the body to heal. Using techniques that produce the relaxation response, allows for the body to restore harmony and balance so that the energy system can heal. Gentle touch assists in balancing the person on all levels... physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, incorporating the whole person-mind, body and spirit. The body, mind and spirit feel nurtured and cared for.

These techniques help to remove congested or blocked energy in the body. When the energy is not flowing because of unresolved physical or emotional, mental or spiritual reasons, this causes stagnant energy flow.
Research has shown that there is an energy field around all matter. Think about the times that you enter a room and can tell if there is any tension in the room. Also, do you notice when someone walks into a room and you “sense their presence” before you actually see them? What you are experiencing is their energy field.

Energy based techniques work with the energy fields, helping to balance the body on all levels-physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. These therapies address the whole person, not just the symptoms.

Energy healing helps your body to self-heal by re-aligning the energy flow throughout your body, helping your body to regulate itself.

Your body is always trying to get back to a balanced state, but sometimes we get in the way.
Pain is one way to get our attention. Start listening to your body signals.

Author's Bio: 

Sue has been doing energy- based therapies since 1998, incorporating several methods to individualize each session depending on her client’s needs. She has been a guest speaker for numerous organizations, as well as presenting at state conferences. Sue has written articles on energy work for alternative and complementary newsletters and online publications.

As a volunteer at health fairs and cancer survivor retreats offering energy based therapies, Sue has gained experience in dealing with a variety of health challenges.

Training in an advanced Healing Touch technique for PTSD proved helpful for recovery personnel dealing with the aftermath of hurricanes as they dealt with anxiety, confusion, sleeping disturbances, undiagnosed pain and other symptoms of acute stress disorder, working with Volunteers of America Stress Management Team.

Sue is approved by Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapists as a provider for CE workshops.

For more information about improving your health and well-being, please visit http://www.SynergisticCenter.com

Sue Heldenbrand, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, Reiki Master/Instructor, Integrated Energy Therapy, Energetic Trauma Release
Lafayette, La.