Energy Healing

What is Energy Healing?

How would you describe your energy level? How does it feel to be in your body? How do you feel about yourself? Your relationships? Your work? Some of these answers may give an indication as to how your energy is flowing… or not so much.

Energy or qi (chi) is the vital force in and around our bodies that gives and maintains life. It is a virtual blueprint and foundation of our being; the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of ourselves. When it is flowing properly we feel at our best.

Our energy can become depleted, blocked, or even excessive due to many factors: family lineage/DNA, what we eat, our thoughts, emotions, belief patterns, the environment, relationships to ourselves/others, possibly our higher power, and how much or little we “do” in a day.

Energy Healing is the art and science of bringing energy in to balance for you to live your fullest life. It gets to the root of what may be causing symptoms, dis-ease, or dis-harmony within yourself and in relation to all aspects of your life. It can help heal illness, prevent illness, or stay well.

I am a huge fan of Energy Healing and feel it gets to the core of who we are. When I first heard of it I thought it was not real. After studying, practicing, receiving it, and looking at research for over 10 years – I know it’s real.

Have you ever seen an Acupuncture chart? This is a map of the main energy channels and centers that circulate energy. The larger ones are known as Chakras, which is Sanskrit for “Spinning wheel of Light.” There is also energy around your body commonly referred to as the Aura or Energy Field. These areas can be too open, closed, or functioning smoothly.

There are many styles of Energy Healing. All of them help return the energy back to balance. Some are Acupressure, Acupuncture, CranioSacral Therapy, QiGong, Reiki, Healing Touch, and Therapeutic touch to name a few. Other interactive styles include Therapeutic Imagery or Energy Pschology. Examples of these are Emotional Clearing, Somato-Emotional Release, Hakomi, and Body Talk – all very similar approaches.

Having an Energy Healing session can be very calming and insightful. All Energy Healers have a unique style. We are trained to use all of our senses to assess your energy. I like to see and feel where it is flowing well and what areas need more connecting. I often see images or hear words or messages that give me and the individual insight in to what areas need to be addressed. The energy will be encouraged to restore to a harmonious balance. Restoring these areas are foundational to all areas of your life. Further instructions may be given to assist your energy.

If you haven’t ever experienced an Energy Healing session, give it a try. You might open a doorway to yourself you’ve never experienced that may truly transform areas in your life in unique and wonderful ways.

You can reach me at [email protected].

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L has over 20 years experience providing Holistic, Integrative Health, Wellness and Prevention Care in a variety of settings. She is a Holistic Occupational Therapist, Intuitive Healer, Health Coach, teacher, consultant, and writer. She provides holistic and integrative healthcare and intuitive development education to healthcare practitioners and organizations. She is the founder of the Holistic OT Community and is in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is available for individual sessions, tutoring, classes, and consulting. She can be contacted at [email protected]. Visit her websites at and


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