Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body, as in “laying on of hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.
I know what some of you may be thinking…sounds like hocus pocus. Well I thought so too when I first got into massage therapy. I was all about the anatomy, and the functions of all the muscles. As a massage therapist and yoga teacher we always talk about the whole mind, body, spirit connection. Well, in the beginning I only had the body connection. It took many years to understand the entire connection with additional knowledge, and with personal experience.
My friend who I always looked at as a mystical massage guru was also a Reiki Therapist with the best sense of humor. She never said much about it until my curiosity got me when we did a continuing education course in Top Sail Beach, NC. We were partners for our hands on training and she laid that Reiki Energy on me…lol It was a warm feeling and I remember feeling at peace. I remember feeling very uneasy at this particularly training due to some deeper discussions regarding connections and after she had worked on me for a brief moment…It felt like she infused me with good vibes and an open mind. That’s the best way I can describe it.
Many, many, years later she told me that although at that time I had not yet made the whole mind, body, spirit connection she knew I would…and it has been a beautiful thing to watch me find it. I feel so much gratitude for someone like her helping my find my way to interconnecting the mind and spirit connection. Thank you RM. I truly believe finding the mind, body, spirit balance in my practice of bodywork has helped me grow as a massage therapist and has helped me perform the best bodywork for clients.
I believe Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
What is a Reiki Healer?
Professional Reiki Healers must complete a series of courses, beginning with Reiki Level 1, often continuing through Reiki Level 2, then onto the Reiki Master Course and practicum. Some Reiki Healers choose to continue their education to become Reiki Master Teachers, where they can empower others with healing through Reiki. In the state of Florida it's required for a Reiki Therapist to have a current massage therapy Florida license in order to perform Reiki.
How is Reiki done?
You will sit in a comfortable chair or lie on a table, fully clothed unless you’re also receiving a massage with your session. The Reiki Therapist places their hands lightly on or over specific areas of the head, limbs, and torso. While the therapist holds their hands lightly on or over the body, the transfer of energy takes place. During this time, the therapist hands may be warm and tingling. Each hand position is held until the practitioner senses that the energy has stopped flowing. When the therapist feels that the heat, or energy, in their hands has decreased, they will remove their hands and may place them over a different area of the body. You shouldn’t feel any pressure or discomfort. During a session, some people get very relaxed and even fall asleep. You may feel gentle pulsing where the practitioner places their hands. Or you may not notice anything.
What are the benefits of Reiki Healing?
Reiki is not an alternative treatment for medical issues but an adjunctive therapy that can help support healing and increase a feeling of well being. We not only offer Reiki Energy Therapy but we thought incorporating the best of both worlds in a Reiki session would be the ultimate way to heal and zen out. We offer what we call Reiki-ssage It will improve the flow of energy around your body with a blend of intensely relaxing therapeutic massage infused with Reiki energy healing. This powerful vibrational energy technique can assist in producing deep relaxation and a general feeling of well-being. Reiki energy harmonizes extremely well with traditional massage making it an energetic bodywork experience promoting mind, emotional, body and spiritual healing.
If you've always been curious about Reiki, we invite you to come give it a try. You're guaranteed to leave feeling light and re-energized.
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