Our Energy System
People and animals have an energy system flowing through and around them. I work with the seven main energy centers, or chakras, in the body.
There is also an energy (electromagnetic) field around the body. Your energy field expands and contracts naturally. In people, our energy field typically extended 4-6 feet and has layers of energy. Animals' energy field is integrated (one reason they can sense things we can't), and is much bigger. Your dog's energy field is 10x the size of your field, and a cat and horse's are even bigger than that!
The goal of energy work (in people and pets) is to open and balance the energy, or electromagnetic system. Similar to putting a cast on a broken bone to support the body to heal that bone - opening, balancing and clearing the energy system supports the body to self-heal.
The relaxation response to energy work then releases endorphins, increasing circulation and continuing supporting healthy function as in this diagram.
Receiving energy work is often very relaxing! You may start to fall asleep or experience a meditative state; pet owners will often see their pets show signs of relaxation during the session, including soft eyes, stretching, or yawning.