We have all had those experiences, although we may struggle to explain why. Some people try to claim that it’s a ‘power’ that few possess, when there is really nothing mystical or magical about it. The ‘power’ those people hold is the ability to listen when another person’s body is trying to communicate with their own. Every person’s body is equipped with communication abilities, other than just speech or touch. We all emit signals, from thoughts to feelings, about our intentions.
Brain waves, and waves that come from other internal organs, differ from radio waves only in their frequency. It is all electromagnetic energy, making its way out from the source and toward a receiver. Whether that receiver is a radio or a person. Radio waves and other communicative waves that we are familiar with travel at a frequency of between 50 and 1000 Mhz (50 million to 1 billion cycles per second), while brain waves are in the 10 to 100 cycles per second range.
In class, I have been teaching students for decades that intuition is really an electromagnetic form of communication between two people that some people are more skilled at listening to than others. Ultimately, everyone can learn to hear and intuit in this way. It's simply a matter of learning and then understanding a new language.
Take police officers. Police officers develop this ability, though they do not necessarily understand what they are tapping into. They are constantly scanning their neighborhoods for malicious intent. Ask any police officer on any given night and they will tell you their gut feeling about what kind of night it is going to be. When criminals are plotting, that intention is being transmitted by their bodies/brain waves and picked up by the police officers. The police may not know what is going to happen, or where, but they do know something is imminent. They develop this ability because they are taught early on in their career to listen to their gut instinct; something most of us are often taught to ignore. This gut instinct is related to the vagal nerve and part of how we transmit and receive through our brain waves.
MIT developed a machine, called the Magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner, to isolate and measure brain waves. The machine is in a room that is shielded by mu metal, making interference from outside electromagnetic waves impossible. The lab has been open since 2011 and so far, they have measured the brain’s electromagnetic response to multiple kinds of stimuli, proving that different experiences cause the brain to emit different messages.
This silent communication is exactly what energetic bodywork practitioners are tapping into when they work with an individual and their body systems. From reflexology, to acupressure, to integrative meridian therapy, to somatic trauma release... these modalities, synergistically combined with a willingness to hear what a person’s body is trying to say, is what facilitates the healing process. Advanced Bodyworker's can train and learn these extremely subtle forms of communication.
What a wondrous time we live in where science has caught up to the internal & healing arts of Asian Martial Arts practices. Science is now proving what bodywork practitioners have known and practiced for centuries.
Until next time...
Kim M. Green, Founder
Kim is the Founder and Senior Instructor at Advanced Therapy Institute of Touch. She teaches laypeople and professionals alike advanced bodywork techniques which utilize Integrative Meridian Therapy, Hara Assessment, Somatic Trauma Release therapies, Japanese/Chinese Practices, the internal & healing arts of Judo and rehabilitative forms of bodywork. She loves teaching practitioners to assist their clients in releasing long-held chronic injury, traumas or somato-emotional patterns that reduce a persons ability to enjoy their lives fully. At ATIT, we believe "All Things Are Possible!" Check out our School Tour.