Just over a month ago, an email slid into my inbox about something called spinal energetics. After decades in this biz, I’ve seen a lot of things in the beauty and wellness space. And although I’m pretty well versed in energy healing, this, I’d never heard of. So I dug a little deeper. Turns out, I hadn’t heard of it because it’s an entirely new modality which blends Eastern and Western thought. Created by Dr. Sarah Jane, an award-winning chiropractor, counselor and energy healer, it came about after she studied multiple modalities including chiropractic, esoteric acupuncture, alpha alignment, meditation and yoga and she wanted to create her own expression that mixed elements of all.
OK, But What Exactly Is It? But, how? Great question. “We work by assessing the client for tension patterns in the spine and then access it via the energetic field layers for areas of resonance, then engage in energetic centres specific to the pattern and thus to connect to the areas that are disconnected”, Sarah explains. The aim is to create a connection and greater homeostasis of the physical, emotional and spiritual parts of yourself. And while many people find spinal energetics after traditional modalities have left them dissatisfied or without solutions for physical ailments, most people interested in the treatment are looking for emotional release. And they get it too—with the most common feedback being that clients feel more at peace than ever before.
The Treatment My appointment took place at Sarah’s newly-opened Richmond (Melbourne) studio, which was more like an art gallery: high walls, polished floors, and incredible art hanging from the walls and ceiling. The rooms were bright, the space airy—so immediately you know this was not going to be like the others. Pre-treatment Sarah and I chatted about what I was feeling. I told her a version of the above: that I just felt flat in a way that sleep couldn’t fix, and yes I’m a mother of two boys, but it was also more than that—it was inside my bones. She explained the process, and that there would be some unusual breath work (her) and some unique feelings (me). She was right on both counts.
I lay down on the table and in what was probably the strangest sensation of the whole 45 minutes; she assessed how blocked the energy in my body was with a sharp tug of each arm. The left side relates to emotional storage in the body and the right, physical. What she was testing was how much the body was ‘holding onto’. “This is determined by the distance the electrical current/energy sensation travels; for example from the fingers all the way up to the neck shows us that there is a significant amount that the body is still holding on to,” Sarah says. The arm, as she explains, activates the emotional energetic centres and helps the whole process.