SEVENTEEN years ago I discovered energy work because of a frozen right shoulder. It was painful and debilitating, and I couldn’t do my job. I decided to try a massage therapist. She held the painful spot on my shoulder with one hand, and touched my finger with her other hand. Immediately, I felt a strong electrical current flowing from my shoulder, down my arm, and out my fingertips…

What??? How was this happening?



The therapist explained the painful shoulder was an energy block. The current I felt was my own energy flowing through my arm releasing the block.

And that was the end of her explanation. She made it seem like no big deal, yet the intense pain I had been feeling was definitely subsiding. After two more sessions it was gone completely, and I was hooked. I HAD to know more about this strange method of helping the body release pain without any type of medication or physical therapy.

This was my introduction to energy medicine, a type of healing done through the body biofield and used in conjunction with traditional medical care. As a former nurse (40 years ago), I’d never heard of anything like it. I enrolled in the Healing Touch® program--a gentle touch, heart-centered energy therapy that promotes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Today, there are thousands of nurses certified in Healing Touch® and other accredited energy therapies. After a session, my clients usually say they're relaxed and peaceful with an overall feeling of lightness, as if a weight has been lifted from them. And there are no adverse side effects from the treatments. Bonus! 

For more information about Healing Touch, check out Healing Beyond Borders

Have you tried energy therapy? Are you an energy worker? What has been your experience of energy work? I’d love to hear your thoughts.