Discover the Spiritual Side of Massage with Reiki
Reiki is a spiritual healing practice that uses life force energy to return a person to balanced functioning on every level: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Life force energy circulates through and around every living being. If the life force is low or if there is any restriction in the flow, an individual will be in an unbalanced state. A person in an unbalanced state may experience illness, pain, anxiety, fear, anger and/or negative thoughts.
Reiki can be defined as spiritually guided life force energy. Reiki balances by flowing through the affected parts of the energy system, clearing and charging them with positive energy. It is a gentle, yet powerful, completely safe method of bringing the body, mind and spirit into harmony.
This type of therapy does not attack disease, but supports our well-being and strengthens our natural ability to heal. Physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing can occur. Reiki can be used as a compliment to traditional medical treatments of any kind. It can be used in conjunction with psychotherapy. It can be used pre and/or post-operatively for surgical patients, and in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation treatments for cancer patients. Reiki boosts the immune system and can be helpful in treating viral and/or bacterial infections.
During a session, the client lies, fully clothed, on a massage table. The practitioner gently places his/her hands on or over certain areas of the body. A session generally feels like a warm, glowing radiance. Sometimes heat or energy is felt. Some may enter a deep meditative state and others fall asleep. A session is very relaxing and is excellent for stress reduction.