An energy healer can sense the energy field of the person receiving the healing and provide healing equally effectively whether the person is in the same place or in another country. Perhaps the simplest form of distance healing is prayer.
There are a lot of ways one might understand how distance healing works. If we look at our daily lives we will see that we have many examples of energy transfer over long distances like our satellite dishes and radio waves.
In a more expanded state of awareness, it can be understood intuitively that physical distance is no barrier to a healing interaction. Perhaps you or someone you know has had the experience of a kind of telepathic connection with a loved one in which one senses what is happening with the other person.
An energy healer doing distance healings can sense the presence of the healee and affect the healee’s energy field through this same kind of “sensing”.
References to research on distance healing can be found on the http://noetic.org/search/?q=research+energy+healing
Books About Energy Healing:
Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan
Light Emerging by Barbara Brennan
Energy Medicine by Donna Eden & David Feinstein
Spiritual Healing by Daniel Benor, MD
Accepting Your Power to Heal- The Personal Practice of Therapeutic Touch – by Dolores Krieger, RN Ph.D.
Healing Touch – A Guidebook for Practitioners – Dorothea Hover-Kramer
Hidden Messages in Water – by Dr. Masaru Emoto