Better Know a Freedster: Meghan Halderman
What’s your DMV tenure?
I moved here the summer of 2015 with my two children because my wife, a Navy JAG, is stationed here.
How did you get into energy work?
I’ve always been into the spiritual side of things, and I’m always looking for answers. What are we doing here? What is life about? Health and wellness has always been my focus. I almost went to acupuncture school, but I found this alternative path doing things I had never heard of. I just fell in love immediately.
What do you look for in an energy worker?
Really wanting to help people and being passionate about making the world a better place. I find some of the best therapists have strong sense of spirituality and have developed a level of intuitive compassion and understanding.
What’s a misconception about energy work you want to tackle?
The biggest misconception is that it’s not real, that it’s a made up fantasy. In fact, energy work is very scientific. Everything is energy, and there are specific formulas that I use to approach energy work.
What would you like clients to know about what it’s like to work with you?
When I work on the physical body, it’s a gateway to work on the energetic body, which is the core of who we are. It’s the blueprint that gives our physical body the information to manifest. I work on another level, which is your energetic body. Polarity therapy is very subtle. It’s very gentle, it’s calming, and it just feels good.
Tell us more about your other modalities.
In addition to polarity therapy, I offer an essential oil treatment called AromaTouch, which is an application of the oils on the neck, spine, and feet to create homeostasis to bring your body back into balance emotionally, physically, and mentally. I also do elemental reflexology, which is specifically on the feet. The elemental piece comes in because it’s from Ayurveda, an ancient traditional energy medicine. It’s very similar to traditional reflexology, but with an added guide using the elements of Ether, Water, Air, Fire, or Earth.
Are there issues folks might face for which they might find your work beneficial?
I work on the physical body as much as I work on the emotional and energetic body. In terms of the physical work, I do specific protocols for carpal tunnel, lower back pain, migraines, knee pain, joint pain, and plantar fasciitis, to name a few. Emotionally and mentally, that’s where I come in strongest. It definitely provides a much needed support to those with depression, anxiety and victims of trauma. My work is highly complimentary for those in therapies such psychotherapy, massage therapy, physical therapy and alternative medicine. It catapults the process of healing, and it’s also preventive medicine. Just like we take care of physical bodies with regular check ups and teeth brushing for example, a lot of health problems - physical and mental - could be prevented if energy work was a regular habit.
What’s the most challenging part about being an energy worker?
I want to dive in and help people immediately, and I want their life to be changed in a second. It’s impatience, but it’s a good impatience. I feel that big changes can occur really quickly, but it takes a lot on the client’s part to be open and trust.
What would your last meal be?
I’m 99% vegan/vegetarian, but I adore pho. I could eat it everyday.
What was your first concert?
I was 14 and I saw Rage Against the Machine and the Wu Tang Clan. It was only later when I realized just how cool it was.
What’s something that might surprise people to learn about you?
I love martial arts. I’m a black belt in Goshin Jiu-Jitsu.
What’s your favorite spot in DC?
My wife and I, on date night, we like Estadio, which has Spanish tapas. I really like the slushitos!
Anything else you’d like to share?
I feel energy medicine is the missing link in our health system. To be well and whole, to heal or recover from illness, we desperately need energy therapy to become mainstream and incorporate it into our current health plans.