What Is Reiki Massage and How Is It Beneficial?
The definition of the word Reiki is ‘mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign.’ It comes from the Japanese words ‘rei’ (universal) and ‘ki’ (life energy). It is a type of energy healing.
According to practitioners this type of massage can help with the stagnation of energy within the body where there has been either physical injury or emotional pain.
Reiki has been around for thousands years. Its most current form was developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist name Mikao Usui who was said to have taught the technique to 2,000 people during his lifetime.
It is also commonly known as palm healing or hands-on healing.
How Is Reiki Done In a Massage Clinic?
Reiki is best held in a peaceful setting. The patient will sit in a chair or lie on a table, fully clothed. The presence of music is optional.
The practitioner places their hands lightly on or over specific areas of the head, limbs and torso using different hand shapes for between two and five minutes. The can can be placed over twenty different areas.
If there is a particular injury, such as a burn the hands may be held just above the wound.
While the practitioner holds their hand on or over the body, the transfer of energy takes place. During which the practitioners hands may be warm and tingling. Each position is held until the practitioner senses that the energy has stopped flowing.
When the practitioner feels that the heat, or energy has subsided they will remove their hands may place them over a different area of the body.
What Is It Like To Have a Reiki Massage?
People often comment on how comforting they find the experience of Reiki to be. Another study reported that recipients felt that that they are hovering in a threshold state of consciousness, simultaneously aware of their surroundings and deeply indrawn.
Some people fall into a deep, sleep-like meditative state. Sometimes the experience is dramatic, while for others the first session may be uneventful. And yet the also feel somehow better afterward. The most common experience is an almost immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation.