Energy rebalancers are also known as therapeutic touch practitioners, healing
touch practitioners, Reiki masters or spiritual healers. Many practitioners
combine different healing techniques. They use their life energy to heal another
person in a non-invasive form of therapy. It's not necessary to physically
"Therapeutic touch is a non-invasive healing modality," says practitioner
Linda Sampson. "Utilizing the practitioner's hands and the client's electromagnetic
field or aura, differences are detected and then modulated until a balance
is found by the practitioner's hands."
Why use energy rebalancing? Some people strongly believe that the body
can heal itself without the help of drugs or conventional medical treatments.
"Alternative medicine focuses on a holistic approach," says Becky Schindler,
owner of an aromatherapy business. "I can help clients with depression, stress,
muscle aches and coughs and colds."
"The goal of the session is to help the client achieve a state of balance,
physically, emotionally, mentally and hopefully spiritually," says practitioner
Many practitioners are self-employed, so they must add business administration
to their list of responsibilities. Outside of seeing patients, self-employed
practitioners must market their business to prospective clients, handle bookkeeping
and pay taxes.
They work in chiropractic offices, natural health clinics and private offices.
Therapeutic touch is often used in the nursing profession. It can be performed
in hospices, public health facilities and medical facilities.
Self-employed rebalance practitioners have the luxury of choosing their
own schedule. They may have to work evenings and weekends to accommodate their
busy clients. "I work an average of four to five days a week, one to four
hours a day," reports Sue Huddleston, certified massage therapist in Colorado.
A massage table and hands are all a practitioner needs. Some use computers
to keep their books in order. "My tools are my hands and my mental intuitive
and psychic abilities. Occasionally, a massage table or chair is required.
Some practitioners also use oils, music, lights and incense in combination
with the energy transference," says Rich Havas, a spiritual counselor in Denver.
Rebalance practitioners stand most of the day. It's also important to be
healthy and spiritually grounded. "For therapeutic touch, you must be healthy.
If not, you can send unhealthy energy into a client's energy field and they
may also acquire the illness," says Schindler.