Sandra Chaloux

| 04/23/2018

Energy Healing: The 7 Different Subtle Body Healing Modalities

Energy Healing: The 7 Different Subtle Body Healing Modalities

What is the subtle body? According to ancient Hindu and yogic teachings, it is one of three different bodies that comprise human existence. A combination of mind, ego, and intellect, it is an inner energy that has a direct impact on the physical body.

The energies of the subtle body can indeed be manipulated, controlled, and enhanced, allowing one to boost spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being and functioning. This is where energy healing comes in.

How do energy-healing modalities work? Energy healing is all about reconnecting at a structural, emotional, and spiritual level with the inner source of energy.

There are 7 different modalities within energy healing, and it’s a matter of perspective, scenario, and personal preference on what will work for you. Here’s a convenient guide to help you navigate the different options available to you.


Who doesn’t love essential oils? However, there’s more to aromatherapy than just sweet-smelling substances.

Aromatherapy has been known to help improve on the emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of individuals, with the scents playing an important role in how memory, emotion, and the physical body are affected.

This method is also effective for chronic pain management. It reduces the discomfort of fatigued bones and muscles that occur from aging, overuse or physical trauma. It prompts better blood flow throughout the body, hence speeding up the healing process.

It’s also known to restore the imbalanced in the body’s immune and digestive systems, even improve them.

Intuitive Counseling

This form of subtle-body healing is something that is akin to talk therapy, wherein a counselor is available for the client to discuss their issues and challenges with.

However, an intuitive counselor will work to help guide the person in question out of the mind and into the body, reading their energy and using that to get a better sense of the struggles they face and the patterns they operate within.

This form of therapy allows one to tap into their very own sense of intuition, reconnecting with the inner self to help show them the way. It’s a way of reaching out to one’s innate capability of healing themselves. Intuitive therapy can be extremely transformative for the recipient. In most cases, a breakthrough can occur in fewer sessions, given the in-depth use of knowledge in a session.


This is a form of healing that has become vastly popularized in the mainstream, and involves the use of needles to prick the skin in specific regions—called the “trigger points”—to promote emotional and physical healing.

An ancient Chinese medical practice, acupuncture is used to trigger the flow of Qi (chee)to facilitate healing An acupuncturist places needles along relevant energy meridians of the body, in accordance with what kind of relief the client is looking for.

To date, acupuncture is used worldwide as a form of relief for a variety of mental and physical afflictions, including stress, depression, fibromyalgia, sciatica, chronic pain, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, fertility issues, and more.


Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique, and involves the practitioner channeling energy into the individual in question through gentle touches or near touches, serving to jump start the natural healing functions of the body.

The concept is centered around the idea that each person has a universal life force energy flowing through them, with the purpose being to help balance out the life force.It’s extremely versatile; it has been used to provide relief to patients with physical afflictions, such as asthma, arthritis and sciatica, insomnia, and emotional imbalances such as depression.

Craniosacral Therapy

This can be best described as a hands-on, light touch therapy, which involves subtle manipulations of the cranium, sacrum and spine to boost the natural capacity of the body for healing.

Craniosacral therapists focus on certain points in the skull and spinal regions, essentially working to enhance cerebrospinal fluid circulation and boosting central nervous system functioning. It is quite effective in alleviating a vast range of physiological problems, as well as improving emotional well-being. Note-worthy benefits of craniosacral therapy include relief from neck and back pain, migraine headaches, inflammation of the skull-jaw joints, and more.

The method has also been used on infants after complicated natural deliveries or emergency C-Sections.

Zero Balancing

Another hands-on therapeutically practice, zero Balancing focuses on clearing the blockages in the energy fields in the body, working off the idea that these fields can be impacted through bodily manipulations. It’s based on a symbiotic relationship between the physical body and its energy system.

Zero balancing practitioners use gentle finger pressure and traction to help release tension, simultaneously assisting in opening up the energy flow of the body. It’s a transformative procedure, beneficial for:

Relieving pain and tension

Improving movement and balance

Alleviating stress

Providing “peace” of mind

Optimizing awareness

Chakra Balancing

In the human body, there are 7 different chakras (also called “energy centers”), each of which are associated with a core human need. There is a vital energy, called prana, which flows through these 7 different points through the midline of body.

And when any of these points are blocked, it can put emotional, physical, and spiritual functioning in jeopardy.

Chakra balancing helps unblock this channel of energy and enhance overall function. The recipient of the therapy feels more “grounded” and surer of themselves. Chakra balancing is also an immense help for those undergoing self-esteem issues. People feel more confident in their skin, and are able to express themselves better, as well as give and receive love more comfortably.

Looking for energy healing services? At Wellness Hub, we provide you with a convenient listing of the top energy healing professionals and acupuncturists, as well as an information source about holistic healthcare methods and lifestyle tips.


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