Energy work refers to a wide variety of holistic healing techniques that address the connection of mind, body, and spirit. Energy healing work can be powerful for balancing the body as a whole, supporting health and boosting physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Many types of energy work address the balance and flow of energy through the body. Energy workers believe that by addressing the energetic body and removing energetic blocks or imbalances, the body is able to heal itself. 

Energy healing has been practiced for thousands of years, using holistic tools that are just as effective today! Not only is energy healing still practiced by certified practitioners, but anyone can learn to use these tools to help themselves and their loved ones access the power of energy healing.

What types of energy work are commonly practiced?

There are many varieties of energy healing techniques which each work differently to help address issues. Some types of energy work use specific tools such as light, sounds, scents, crystals, and magnets. Other kinds of energy healing are meant to work directly on the energetic fields of the body. Some commonly practiced varieties of energy work include:



Reiki is an energy treatment that began in the 1800s in Japan. Reiki healers use their hands to transfer energy to their clients. This energetic work is meant to help activate the body’s natural healing abilities.  



During breathwork practices, those who use this energy tool regulate their breathing pattern in different ways. By regulating the breath, different benefits are found, bringing inner calm, deep relaxation and energy.


Chakra Work

Chakras are the seven energy centers within the body along the spine, through the neck, and the crown of the head. Chakras are balanced through many of the other types of energy work mentioned.

Learn more: Are Your Chakras Out of Balance?


Sound Healing

Sound healing uses vibrations from instruments such as singing bowls, gongs, or vocals to affect the body’s energy. One variety of sound healing is a harmonic massage! This adds the element of sending sound vibrations into pressure points for effective sound healing during a massage. 


Magnetic Field Therapy

Magnetic energy work uses different types of magnets to help boost overall health. The body naturally has magnetic and electric fields, so using magnetic field therapy can help to clear energetic imbalances. 


The Emotion Code and The Body Code

Healing practices like The Emotion Code® and The Body Code™ can help you identify and release potentially harmful negative energy. These energy work tools use muscle testing to access the subconscious mind, you can begin identifying trapped emotional energies that resulted from past traumas or bad experiences and work to release them. You can do this on your own or with the help of a certified Emotion Code Practitioner — in person or by proxy.

There are other types of energy healing, and many ways to help balance the body’s energy. To gain a basic understanding, we recommend continuing your study on our website and reading The Emotion Code.