When people think of Mediums they usually visualise people wearing long flowing gowns in a séance, sat round a table holding hands with the people they are doing a reading for. Mediums are just ordinary people who usually have everyday jobs and families. A Medium is just a link between this world and the spirit world, and everybody alive has Mediumistic capabilities of some kind.
There are a number of forms of Mediumship.
Clairvoyance (from 17th century French with clair meaning "clear" and voyance meaning "visibility") is the apparent ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known human senses extra sensory perception
A person said to have the ability of clairvoyance is referred to as a clairvoyant ("one who sees clear").
With this form of Mediumship the person hears the spirit communicating with them. Again this can be voices in the Mediums head or thoughts running through the mind. Sometimes a Medium will actually hear someone talking to them with their physical ears. The medium will not only "hear" voices but can also be given music or singing.
This in some schools of Mediumship is the most common form and experienced very often by people just beginning to understand the gift that they have. This type of Mediumship takes the form of the Medium sensing a spirit presence, usually through feelings. Mediums often feel as if they are being touched, feelings of cold or slight breezes wafting past them. Sometimes they can have the feeling of cobwebs on their face or can even smell fragrances associated with the spirit presence of their time on earth.
Mediums will use one or more of these forms of communication in order to convey messages from the spirit world.
A person who is Clairvoyant can see Spirits. This usually means they see the person communicating in their minds eye, which can be in the form of a picture or like watching a television in your head. Some Mediums can see Spirits with their Physical eyes as if there is another person in the same room as themselves. The Medium will then describe what they see to whoever is having a reading. It is not always people that Mediums see, it can also be animals or even objects and symbols. Some objects will be given to the Medium to be interpreted symbolically.
Healing is done by the channeling of healing energies through the healer to the patient by a combination of empathy and intent directing energy, usually through the hands in the presence of the patient or though prayer for absent healing, "absent healing it has to be said is every bit as effective as contact healing" because the energies and the intent are the same either way.
A Healer seeks to supplement the depleted energy of the recipient, dealing with stress at whatever level it exists and releasing the body's own natural healing abilities to deal with the problem in the most effective way.
Patients receiving healing tend to experience sensations of being relaxed and re-energised, its also quite common to feel a tingling sensation much like pins and needles or to feel hot/cold, all of these sensations are perfectly natural and not at all uncomfortable for the recipient.
Healing can be helpful for a wide range of physical and psychological conditions some times to a remarkable degree, apart from its value in aiding relaxation and thus helping to relieve pain healing is also notable for initiating improvements in all aspects of a persons well being.
Healing is in no way an alterative to orthodox medical treatment: but it is complementary to it. Healing can be of great benefit when a person is suffering with depression or simply feeling lost and alone for whatever reason, it can also be of great benefit when physical symptoms are brought about through stress. for it often leaves people with renewed faith in themselves and in the future and gives them an added zest for life.
"IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE FAITH"
The faith of the recipient or lack of it is unimportant all that is asked for is an open mind and a genuine desire to improve.
We as healers are nothing more than a channel, (the energies come through us not from us) most healers readily accept the energies come from a much higher and greater source than ourselves and will pray to whom ever they believe in.
We personally always offer ourselves through prayer in service to our most loving and divine mother/father God, but we would not limit ourselves to the confines of one religion or another.