10 Types of Energy Healing: Which One Is Right for You?

10 Types of Energy Healing: Which One Is Right for You?

From Reiki to Shamanic Healing, each modality offers a variety of unique benefits. In this article, we will explore 10 different types of energy healing practices and help you decide which one is right for you!

what is Energy Healing

What is Energy Healing?

Energy healing is the process of restoring balance and wellness to your energy field. It is based on the interconnectedness of all life, and the belief that energy flows through and surrounds us all. When our energy is disrupted or blocked, it can lead to physical, emotional, or spiritual disharmony.

Energy healing can be used to address a variety of issues, including:

– Physical pain

– Emotional stress or anxiety

– Relationship problems

– Spiritual blockages or stagnation

Different Types of Energy Healing

There are many types of energy healing modalities, each with its own unique approach and benefits. Depending on your needs and intentions, some may be more aligned to your individual energy system than others.


Reiki is a healing technique that uses universal energy to restore balance and harmony. The practitioner directs this energy to where it is needed most by placing their hands near or on the body. Recipients may feel the release of stuck emotions, relaxation, and peace during a session.


Acupuncture is a practice that uses energy pathways, called meridians, to restore balance and harmony. The belief is that by inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, practitioners can unblock any stagnation and restore the flow of health and wellness. Community acupuncture is growing in popularity thanks to its lower cost and easier access for many folks.


Massage is one of the oldest and most common forms of energy healing. The therapist uses their hands to move energy around your body. This can help promote relaxation, improve blood and lymphatic circulation.


Reflexology is a type of massage that uses pressure points on the feet, hands, and ears to promote healing. Reflexologists believe that these pressure points correspond to different parts of the body. By massaging or applying pressure to these points, we can encourage energy to flow freely and restore balance.


Craniosacral therapy is a light touch treatment that uses gentle hands-on techniques to examine the movement of fluids in and around the central nervous system. This therapy can help relieve stress, tension headaches, and neck pain. Craniosacral is also known to help restore balance and wellness after traumatic injuries.


Yoga is an ancient healing modality that uses movement, meditation, and the chakra system to support healing and well-being. Some popular styles of yoga that focus on energy healing include Kundalini, Iyengar, and Vinyasa.


Qigong is a system of energy healing that uses movement, breathwork, and visualization to open and balance the energy pathways in the body. Qi Gong is thought to improve health and help relieve stress, anxiety, and pain. Read our article about the many benefits of this ancient healing art.

Ecstatic Dance

A relatively new form of energy healing, ecstatic dance uses movement and music to open the body, mind, and spirit. During an ecstatic dance session, participants move freely to express their emotions and connect with their inner power. This type of dance is thought to release blocked energy, clear the mind, and boost self-confidence. See Ecstatic Dance classes in San Diego >>

Sound Healing

Sound healing uses sound and vibration to restore balance and harmony in the body. By listening to certain sounds or music, you can stimulate different parts of the body, promote relaxation, and improve mental clarity.

Shamanic Healing

Shamanic healing uses plant medicines and intentional ceremonies to restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit. Shamanic healers use tools like the drum, prayers, and rituals to help shift energy and restore health.

Energy Healing San Diego

DIY Energy Healing Session

Since everything is energy, at the end of the day, everything has the potential to heal. If you’re not called to any of these modalities above, here are a few other energy healing ideas you can try on your own.

  • Spend time in nature, try earthing or forest bathing.
  • Get your blood pumping with your favorite physical movement (dancing, running, hiking, boxing, etc.)
  • Try out journaling.
  • Sit for at least ten minutes with yourself and meditate.
  • Connect with your breath with some pranayamas or your favorite breathwork exercises.

Energy Healing in San Diego 

The list of energy healing opportunities in San Diego is endless. If you are looking to explore energy healing, find a teacher or practitioner that speaks to your heart. Here are a few wellness studios and practitioners that offer energy healing: 

Lavande Wellness Boutique (Bird Rock)

Offering transformational events and workshops, Lavande also has private sessions like sound healing, Reiki, ancestral healing, womb healing, and more!

Trilogy Sanctuary (La Jolla)

Where you can dance, sing and practice yoga, Trilogy Sanctuary has many energy healing events, workshops and classes to offer.

Sojourn Healing Collective (Golden Hill)

Sojourn Healing Collective offers yoga and a variety of different events and workshops for those who are interested in full body and spiritual transformation.

Four Moons Spa (Encinitas)

Offering energy healing for the body and soul, Four Moon Spa is a group of healers, mystics and yogis facilitating a well-rounded healing experience.

Mara Clear Spring

Mara Clear Spring offers shamanic healing like shamanic reiki, energy clearing, soul retrieval relationship reset and more!

Give It a Try!

There is no one right way to do energy healing. The modality that is right for you will resonate with your energy and spirit. Trust your intuition, and allow yourself to be guided on your healing journey. Check out some of the listed practitioners above or try some of the recommended DIYs above.

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DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem without consulting a qualified healthcare provider. 

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