If you're clued into the ever-changing world of wellness, you may have noticed that energy healing has been steadily gaining mainstream popularity. Millana Snow, an energy healer and founder of Wellness Official, is excited to see it happen.
Energy healing has its roots in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, and it comes in many forms, including Reiki, acupuncture, and crystal healing; you can expect different experiences from different teachers, Snow said. Essentially, it's the act of channelling and changing the energy that runs through your body as a way of healing it.
Snow has developed her own practice, which she calls integrative energy healing. "I liken it to being the opposite of acupuncture," she told POPSUGAR; working from the inside (your emotional, mental, and spiritual states) to affect your physical body. "There are so many different healers who have their own approach, their own unique way of seeing the world," Snow explained. "I wanted to bring those approaches to this work."
What to Expect From Energy Healing
So what does it look like when you're trying energy healing for the first time? With Snow, it starts with meditation and breathwork, where you'll consciously change your breathing pattern to alter your mental and physical state. From there, "I start to work on your chakra system, the seven main chakras," Snow explained. This helps to unblock your energy channels and return you to "your natural state of well-being," she said.
The goal of this practice is to "move deeper into the unconscious mind," Snow explained, "looking at how your mental stories and ideas are trapped in that energy, in that emotion, in that physical ailment."
Can You Do Remote Energy Healing?
If you're thinking about trying energy healing now, we have good news: you don't have to be in person to do it. Snow has been leading energy healing sessions online for two years through Wellness Official, and said you can still get the benefits without leaving your home. She's even led sessions through Instagram Live.
"You put your headphones in, you lay down, and I start to guide you into a meditation to help you go deeper into your subconscious," Snow said. She then leads clients into breathwork before starting to send energy healing. "It's working off the premise that space and time are illusions," she explained. "Energy doesn't need the containers of physical space. It goes wherever it needs to go." While undergoing distance energy healing, Snow's clients have said it actually feels like she's in the room with them, like they can feel the touch of her hands. "It might sound a little scary," Snow laughed. "I promise you, it's not scary. It's all positive, loving energy."
What Can You Get Out of Energy Healing?
In Snow's experience, most people don't try energy healing until they're going through a tough or challenging time, whether it's in their job, health, or relationships. "They've kind of hit a wall," she said.
But energy healing can actually benefit anyone, no matter where you are in life. "What I hope for most people is that it doesn't have to get really hard before they come to me," Snow explained. If energy healing — or even separate aspects of it, such as breathwork or meditation — are part of your normal routine, you'll be more in tune with your body and mind. If something's going wrong in life, you'll be so in touch with yourself that you'll pick up on it sooner and have the strength to make a change. "That's what I ultimately wish for all of my clients," Snow said. "That they get into that practice and they can just have that strength and clarity on their own."