Reiki Massage combines the techniques of reiki and massage therapy to provide an overall healing touch to patients who experience chronic pain, emotional issues, or other physical ailments.
Massage therapists often study Reiki in massage continuing education classes, and other types of energy healing, as continuing education to enhance their already established massage practice.
Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words, "Rei" and "Ki", which means "universal life force".
It is believed that each of us has the life force within us, but at times, we need the transfer of someone else's energy to encourage a restoration of our own.
Energy healing work is based on the theory that with the transfer of energy from practitioner to patient, the body's natural energy is regained, allowing the body to heal itself.
Understanding the chakras can benefit the massage therapist or energy work practitioner to help understand the balance of the whole body/mind system.
Many people see this therapy as a form of energy healing, with the laying on of hands and energy exchange, the client takes energy from the therapist as needed, and it becomes a "deeply felt" gift.
Because everyday stress creates blockages in the body, Reiki provides the ability for the body to re-balance on many levels.
A treatment is a simple process that allows the body to encourage balance through energy healing and the palms of the practitioner’s hands. It is very safe and creates an increased sense of harmony.
Those who practice Reiki assist clients in developing a more positive health outlook by supporting consciousness toward good health. It allows for a more positive atmosphere for healing at the source and origin of the problem, so that body, mind, and spirit can heal as well.
Other Benefits of Reiki
Reiki is taught to students by a qualified Reiki Master, either in a massage continuing education class or through video/DVD. It is taught in three levels called degrees, which are workshops of various lengths and times.
First Degree Reiki is used for self-healing and providing Reiki to another person who is physically present with the practitioner. Second Degree Reiki is used to provide Reiki when the other person is at a distance.
Third Degree Reiki is the Master Level, which is reserved for those who want to dedicate themselves to teaching Reiki.
Finding a Reiki Practitioner
Reiki massage practitioners can be found through other health care providers such as physicians and nurse practitioners.
Keep in mind that they are usually trained in other therapies like massage therapy, reflexology, or yoga, so you can often find someone who practices through holistic or wellness centers, or even health food stores.
This DVD, Reiki Healing Techniques teaches energy healing and how to use this knowledge to help others. It instructs on specific movements which help to restore natural life force within the body. It teaches the basic knowledge of therapy, and can be used at home or in a therapeutic setting
This is a clip of that DVD:
This therapy uses life force energy, to help provide mental, physical, and emotional healing for you or someone you care about.
In the DVD, Usui Reiki Master Laiya Moniak, discusses how energy works in the body, and how chakras and auric bodies affect our well-being. This is great information for therapists and those interested in seeking a therapist.
Reiki is a safe therapy that supports your health and healing along with other complementary healing approaches. It is used in hospitals and health centers all over the world.