I’m all about trying new alternative therapies (especially after having such amazing results with Network Spinal Analysis a few years back), so when my friend Selina suggested I check out an Energy Healer she had visited in Manila, I was all for it.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Moi (the healer) talked me through the process at the beginning a bit so that I could relax and receive the maximum benefit possible. When I think of energy healing, I immediately think of the form I’m most familiar with, called Reiki. Based on my understanding of Reiki (someone correct me if I’m wrong), it involves the movement of energy through the body but doesn’t usually incorporate touch (instead the hands hover over the body). This healing work was slightly different, as her hands were on me throughout the entire session, moving from place to place every 2 minutes or so.
We began with a component called Vibration Healing using a Crystal Quartz “Singing” Bowl. She had a different bowl that corresponded to each Chakra and chose the area she thought needed the most tuning after listening to me talk for a bit. The vibration was wicked cool, unlike anything I’ve ever felt in my life. I could literally feel it in every inch of my being. I swear my blood was racing faster and I could feel my energy swirling around inside me. As if that wasn’t cool in and of itself, the sound was so pervasive that it seemed to fill up every inch of the space. It wasn’t hurting my ears or too loud, but felt like the bowl was right next to my eardrum instead of across the room.
After 5 minutes with the crystal bowl we moved on to the main part of the session. She turned on soothing music, asked me to close my eyes and began placing her hands on various parts of my body, starting with my head. She did everything in parallel, so if she had her hand on my right elbow, she’d also have it on my left.
The majority of the session was calming and peaceful, although I did have a curious response when she held her fingers on my temple. It was as if my head was suddenly a pressure cooker and the place where she was touching me became so pressurized that at one point I thought if she didn’t remove her hands soon that I wouldn’t be able to stand it anymore. Thankfully she moved on to the next place, so I didn’t have to say anything. WHEW!
We ended our session with the singing bowl again and then we talked afterward. She had seen a vision during the work, which she shared with me at that point. She asked me if I had seen anything but I had not. She also talked about where in my body she had felt the most energy built up/blocked.
I always struggle to get my head around this stuff (although I know it’s impossible). I’ve learned to be open to things I don’t understand and from that place I’m able to have cool experiences like these. All I know is that the next day my body felt toxic and was consumed with headaches, nausea and indigestion (things I have not experienced during my entire pregnancy). It definitely made me pause and wonder if my body was detoxing in response to the energy work.
If you’d like to check it out for yourself, here’s the info to get in touch with Moi:
*All session are held at Moi’s home in Pasig City