What is Reiki and How it Can Help You Feel More Relaxed and Healthy
At the Wellness Collective, we offer customized massage therapy services with the ability to incorporate one of our many specialties into your session. One of these specialties is Reiki. How does a Reiki session work and what are its benefits? Let’s take a look at how this healing and restorative treatment can help you.
What is Reiki?
The Japanese art of Reiki is a very specific form of energy-based healing which works to clear “stagnant energy” within the body; some know this as blocked chakras. The therapist can channel energy through your body by a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing; a “universal energy” is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner which activates the natural healing process and restores physical and emotional well-being. The intention is to create deep relaxation, help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing. Reiki may be a great option for you if you are struggling to find the solution to your mental, emotional, or physical concerns.
How is Reiki Integrated into our Massage Therapy Sessions?
If you’ve had a great massage, you know just how relaxed and invigorated you can feel at the same time. This dichotomy of emotions is created by the loosening of the muscles and increased oxygen and blood flow throughout the body, which encourages the free flow of the body’s own energy or “Qi” (pronounced ch-ee).
Reiki is very similar in purpose as it works to increase and free the unbalanced energy flow in the body. While massage is more vigorous and manipulates the muscles, Reiki uses touch or palm healing to channel the Qi. Because both work on your energy, they are complementary practices and can be used together in what is called Reiki massage.
During one of our Reiki massage sessions, you can expect your massage therapist to use both practices, using massage to manipulate your muscles custom to your needs, helping to increase your relaxation, ease tension as well as improve your circulation and flexibility. Your massage therapist will also incorporate the practice of Reiki to channel energy and activate the natural healing process of the body.
How Will I Feel During and After a Reiki Massage?
Both massage and Reiki will put you into a state of deep relaxation allowing mental clarity and reduced tension. Many people report feeling a wonderful glow throughout their body during and after a Reiki massage and there is an overwhelming sense of relaxation, comfort, security and overall well-being. Some people experience subtle pulsations where the therapists hands are placed, or waves of rhythm throughout the body. You may even fall into a deep, meditative-like state during the session. The most common feelings are those of an immediate release of stress and deep relaxation. After the session, many report feeling very refreshed and have better clarity of mind.
Reiki is a powerful specialty that works well in conjunction with massage therapy. Incorporating it into your session can boost your sense of relaxation, mental clarity and overall well-being. If you are having some issues that other forms of massage therapy just haven’t seemed to be able to work out, Reiki may be a great option for you as it activates the natural healing process of the body. To book your Reiki massage appointment, visit our online booking site today!