Just as 'Massage' is a term that can describe a wide variety of different techniques and modalities, there are many different practices and philosophies that could be described as 'Energy Work'. Having studied and been practicing Polarity Therapy for the past few years, along with having read a bit about Quantum Healing and Reiki, I believe that 'Energy Work' describes just about any practice that focuses on the intangible and imperceptible systems of our bodies that supplement the more easily noticeable physical ones.
These intangible systems include, among others, the layers of the Aura, Chakras, and the Elemental Pathways. Broadly speaking it is these systems that make up what we might think of as the human spirit or soul. These energetic systems, much like your muscles, can become tense and tired without proper rest and recovery...which is where Energy Work comes in. Polarity Therapy, for example, places a large emphasis on getting the nervous system into it's parasympathetic, or relaxed, state and out of the sympathetic, or 'fight-or-flight' state in order to take full advantage of the body's own innate healing ability. I have personally found, both as a practitioner and as a client, that a Polarity Therapy session can feel like something between a massage and a deep meditation and leave you feeling both physically and mentally refreshed.
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