Why do we feel emotional after healing?


Have you ever felt tired, tearful, irritated, or headachy after a healing session? 

It is a sign the body has gone through some energy shifts. 

Energy healing and emotional work are very similar to physical exercise. 

When exercising for the first time or getting back into it after time off, the body can be sore, and we could feel tired. A longer recovery period is required.

As we exercise regularly, the body becomes stronger and fitter. The muscle aches post-workout are less and easier to manage. We begin to feel good about ourselves and see physical changes with more mental clarity. 

When experiencing healing for the first time, old and unprocessed emotions and stresses get the ‘ workout’.

After a healing session, the body requires rest time, just as it does after physical workouts, and this is when emotional responses occur,  just like post-workout muscle aches and fatigue.  

When clearing heavy energetical burdens through energy work, we begin to feel better, lighter, freer and more balanced. The balanced phase may initially last for a short period, and we will start to maintain the high energy level and mental state longer with regular inner ‘workouts’.  

We become emotionally and energetically ‘fit’

I always recommend everyone rest well after a healing session and let the body respond to the work. I call this time the integration period. It can also be referred to as Detox or Processing time.

Comparable to a therapeutic massage, we feel it when the therapist works on injuries/ sore muscles. But after a few days, the tightness is released, and more freedom in movement happens. 

During a healing session, the healing energy goes where it needs to go; emotional and mental injuries and tightness. We feel when it hits the right spot. 

So. feeling emotional after a healing session is a good thing!  The energy weaknesses are getting a good workout, making us stronger and healthier. 

Healing is an important aspect of a healthy, balanced life. 


True Healing is the willingness to treat yourself better than the past ever did.

 Matt Khan


Common sensations during the integration period 

  • Fatigue
  • Emotions
  • Headaches
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Cold-like symptoms


How to support 

  • Rest 
  • Keep warm
  • Hydration (Water helps flush out old energy)
  • Time in nature
  • Slow, gentle physical movement 
  • Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Accept what you feel 
  • Eat well. Choose foods that are easy to digest
  • Self-reassurance (”It’s the body processing things. Im ok” )



  • High-intensity workout (You can still exercise, but ease off on the intensity and give yourself more rest time)
  • Going back to a stressful situation straight after a session
  • Excessive alcohol intake 
  • Recreational drugs (only provide a temporary relief resulting in blocking out emotions)