Kate Kirrane, Co-Founder of Seed Wellness looks at why ENERGY treatments have become more popular – especially over the last two years.
Historically, energy healing treatments such as Reiki or chakra cleansing have been deemed ‘woo woo’ or ‘alternative’. Yet, today, the demand for these more esoteric holistic therapies is rising. So, what exactly is an energy treatment? What are its benefits? And what has fuelled this change?
We are all made up of energy – it is our life force. It is what gets us out of bed in the morning and through our day. Stress, anxiety, past or present trauma and burn-out are just some of the things that impact our energy, tipping us off-balance and thus leaving us more prone to illness.
During an energy treatment, the practitioner will work with our ‘energy body’ with the aim to restore flow and in turn, help us feel more optimal in body and mind. Today, there is increasing science and data around the energy body and how particular treatments can help us heal.
Said Energy Practitioner & Reiki Master, Andrew Jackson, “Eastern medicine is becoming more prevalent in Western culture. There are many types of healing therapies available, making it easier for people to find something acceptable to their belief system. Reiki is one of the more well-known energy treatments and results can be transforming.”
So what is Reiki & how does it work?
Originally from Japan in the 1920’s, Rei – means universal life and Ki means energy. The practitioner is trained to connect in to this universal energy source, and channel it to help clear, re-align and re-energise the client. In doing so, it promotes the body’s natural ability to heal.
Said Andrew, “While Reiki has been around for many years, particularly since the start of the pandemic, there has been a real shift – people seem more open to trying things outside their usual ‘norms’. Today, I see men and women of all ages and backgrounds who come for different reasons, from physical pain, illness and disease to poor mental /emotional wellbeing.
“Clients come seeking relief from pain associated with chronic illness when modern medicine has failed them, and are often surprised at how effective the treatment can be. There is no limit to what energy work can help and support, and no belief system has to be in place for the treatment to work.”
If you haven’t tried an energy treatment, what’s stopping you? Sometimes stepping outside of what’s normal & embracing something new can be really transformative AND besides, energy treatments are firmly in the mainstream now 💚