Using energy hands for distance healing

When I started doing distance sessions at the beginning of the COVID lockdown in March, I would feel energy pouring out of my hands just as I would when doing bodywork with someone in my office, even though the receivers were now at a distance, sometimes in other states.

I didn’t know what to do with it at first with no body in front of me, but I definitely understood it was an indication of me being in a resourced state for healing.

In the 27-hour intensive course I just completed in Long Distance Healing, the instructors called this phenomenon “energy hands”.

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It’s fairly common for bodyworkers to experience this energy flowing out their hands, especially when the type of bodywork they practice includes deep listening with their hands, as do craniosacral therapy and Reiki, or if they are also trained in some types of yoga or meditation that cultivate this kind of awareness.

(By the way, distance healing is not craniosacral therapy, which always includes physical touch, but some craniosacral skills transfer over to distance healing.)

With my distance receivers, I started placing my energized hands on the area of the body the receiver had identified as wanting attention. Usually these identified areas are experiencing some form of disconnect from the healthier parts of the body.

Receivers would begin to feel sensations of change in that area: for example, the area would change shape, color, or temperature, pain would lessen or disappear, tension would soften, and sensations would become more diffuse, possibly move to another area, or even bounce around (“Hey, you’re finally looking at me! Yippee!”).

Although our bodies are constantly healing themselves below our level of awareness, in these sessions, receivers sense the healing as it occurs.

To be clear, I don’t heal you. Your own cellular intelligence is the healing power. I show up for you in a resourced state (built on years of yoga, meditation, and studies in how healing works), which your system can entrain to. I show up with presence, curiosity, and some suggestions, as an ally and a witness, with an intent (shared with you) for healing to take place, but no agenda about how that will happen, because it’s your body, your history, your awareness, and your healing.

I have not yet worked with anyone who did not experience a change for the better. I’ve worked with people trying their first energy healing session after Western medicine was unable to help, and I’ve worked with people who are deeply experienced in their own somatic awareness.

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We practiced with partners during the training, placing energy hands on our partner’s shoulders and having them say when they felt them and whether they wanted the touch to be more intense or diffuse, and then disconnecting and switching partners.

We also did this with the adrenals, which pump adrenaline and cortisol into our systems, since most of us are feeling some stress and anxiety because of COVID, the economy, our culture, the future, etc.

When my partner held my adrenals, after about a minute, I felt my autonomic nervous system down-regulate into a deeper parasympathetic (rest and digest) state.

That’s another benefit of working with energy hands. I can put my energy hands inside your body, not just on the skin.

I want to do more distance healing sessions. These sessions are collaborative, empowering, use a lot of dialogue, and are based on consent. I cannot do anything to you that you do not allow.

If you’re wondering what it’s about and would like to try it, I’m offering sessions on a donation basis for a limited time. Look at what it’s worth to you, what you can afford, and donate accordingly.

After half an hour, if you don’t think it’s doing anything for you, we’ll end the session without your donation.

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If you’d like to talk first, you can schedule a 15-minute phone consultation. Click here to schedule a phone consultation.

What people are saying about distance sessions

Since working with people over the phone is new for me, and I believe there’s a need during this pandemic, I hope to acquaint more people with what happens in energy sessions.

Every person and every distance session is different. There is no “one-technique-fits-all” way to work remotely. I work intuitively and integratively using my 60+ years of experience in life and experience healing my own issues and injuries; my training in craniosacral therapy, Reiki, Zero Balancing, massage, NLP, biodynamics, anatomy and physiology, and more; my practices in yoga, meditation, and movement; and understanding some basic principles of healing, from Western, Eastern, and shamanic traditions.

One very important principle is that the person I’m working and I create a shared field, in which we both have the intent to facilitate healing, whether it be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.

When you are really connecting with someone, you’ve experienced this too. It can happen in person or on the phone. Distance doesn’t matter — the connection is energetic. Same with distance sessions.

This came from the first person I practiced on, back in March 2020 at the beginning of the Austin lockdown for COVID. She is someone I’ve worked with many times before who has a lot of inner resources.

We started on the phone, and after she got nice and relaxed, we hung up. I imagined my hands were connected to her body, and I could feel the energy as more (or more than!) when working in person!

I called her back when the session was over, and she told me pretty much what she wrote below. (Sometimes I stay on the phone the whole time.)

This is what she wrote about our phone session. It resembles a beautiful, empowering, cosmic dream.

Thank you so much, dear MaryAnn, for conducting the remote session on me as your test pilot yesterday !


Oh my flippin’ Goddess, it was… well adjectives fail to capture it all!


First I merged with an actively joyous dog running & playing and then 2-3 serenely content cats; I time traveled to all these crystal clear memories, even from my infancy or when I was a toddler… of deep belly laughing (or how an infant or toddler laughs with complete abandon & with their entire body)!


My energy body carried me back physically to my FAV Maui waterfall, Alelele, and all the myriad sounds from the waterfall, pool and stream morphed into the voices of friends laughing; then I saw friends, family… all sorts of moments of laughing together. I was laughing and then crying for a solid 20 minutes as hundreds of memories downloaded.


Near the end of the session, it seemed I felt rather than saw Mom – Amakua Mary- tapping her “magic crystal wand” and I was transported into my internal Sanctuary (created this over 25 yrs. ago as my inner healing, Visioning, energy integrating, clearing Hucha and more “Happy” place). Now I briefly saw the new addition, my Hall of Laughter!!


From the outside it looks like a faceted clear crystal… maybe as if quartz were cut and shaped into a biodome, about the size of a big RV… with no apparent doors or windows.


Suddenly, I simply knew and so thought the magic question and then…


Was inside floating within this Prism with rainbow light streaks everywhere and some diffuse wavy light beams like northern lights.
From the inside all those hundreds of facets acted as reflectors, yet not of light…


Inside the essence of every single moment of laughter I had EVER experienced – within me, generated by me, witnessed as others laughed, ones where groups of folks were all swept into spontaneously laughing together, my many laughing orgasms from ecstatic dance happenings – was simply there.


Within this magic space, I floated on streams of Laughter of every intensity and form … big, whole body laughs with and without tears to chuckles to giggles to tiny titterings!!!


I could hear the harmonics and FEEL the vibrations of each and ALL while I simply floated there… so relaxed, blissful… FULL, an embodiment of the sweetest JOY!

~ L.M., 3/22/2020