Reiki is not a widely known word or concept but has become increasingly popular due to the popularity of massage and its techniques. Reiki is an ancient healing method which differs somewhat from its massage treatment. Reiki healing deals with the body’s spiritual energy which further helps when dealing with health injuries and problems stemming from them. Reiki massage incorporates techniques such as kneading and rubbing specific body parts in order to effect healing and relief. There are many massage therapists who have also learnt reiki techniques and methods as well as its original healing concept and apply both on their patients. This combination of both types allows therapists to better assist and remedy certain physical and emotional ailments.
A licensed massage therapists may or may not be certified in performing reiki massage. It is best to find one that has studied and knows how to effectively use this technique. Reiki massage is able to alleviate problems that may stem from internal, moral and physical issues. Reiki massage is essentially a treatment incorporating the techniques of massage and the healing methods of reiki.
Traditionally, reiki massage begins from the head, goes along the back and the bottom and concentrates on the seven chakras within the body. Therefore, the hands coincide with other body parts and the massaging of them helps to re-energize other areas. The main purpose of reiki massage is to relieve stress and promote calm and relaxation. During reiki massage the therapist does not need to touch the body but instead may manipulate energy from a few inches above it. This is most commonly seen in those familiar with its healing method.
Reiki massages are calming methods which help to decrease pain and strain. Practitioners of reiki are able to channel energy through a patients body, removing blockages and helping chi to flow freely through the body. Reiki is based on the same principles as acupressure where attention is paid to energy and its source. Some therapists are able to effectively alleviate pain and pressure without touching the patient while others combine massage techniques to reiki healing.
In addition, reiki massages do not have to be performed on the sick. This method is able to reduce stress and promote calm on both the sick and healthy. This type of massage can be performed in two ways:
● Distance healing: during distance healing the patient is advised to find a relaxed and comfortable place within their ho me without outside disturbances or noise. The therapist will begin treatment by transmitting energy from their body to the patients. The therapist does not need to touch the patient but rather heals them from a distance.
● In-person healing: this occurs when the therapist and client interact physically. The patient is asked to lay on a mat or massage table. The massage is usually aided with aromas, candles and soothing music which helps the patient relax. The therapist then massages the patient through touch transmitting their energy to them.
Reiki massage is an ancient healing remedy which concentrates on energy or ‘chi’ which flows unencumbered throughout the body. When it becomes blocked individuals become stressed and experience body aches. With the help of reiki and massage individuals are able to achieve a relaxed state of being.