Reiki massage is a therapy designed for relaxation, relief of anxiety, muscle tension and to clear the mind. The gentle touches of the Reiki massage therapist will help reduce pain and promote healing with the power of the human touch in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere.
Reiki Massage Techniques
A Reiki client will receive their massage usually while fully clothed and seated comfortably or lying on a treatment table. The Reiki massage session will last between 45 minutes to an hour and a half with no talking allowed so the client can reach the maximum state of relaxation during the session.
Reiki is not a massage in the traditional sense, no muscle manipulation, applied pressure or long strokes are involved. Reiki is often used in hospitals or on patients who need relief from anxiety and pain or on those who are physically unable to endure the more vigorous massage techniques.
The Reiki massage therapist will gently place their hands on various spots of the client’s head, front and back of the torso, arms and legs. As the massage therapist moves their hands around to different body locations, they are examining for locations that have tension and built up energy. When an area of tension is located, the therapist’s hand will rest there to dissipate the tension and relax the underlying muscle.
Health Benefits Of Reiki Massage
The overall goal of Reiki massage is to bring about total relaxation to both mind and body, promoting healing through stress and tension reduction. Reiki massage therapy seeks to reach the root cause of the physical pain which is believed to be rooted in the mind and emotions.
Stress leads to a variety of health problems and muscle tension creates pain, the trained touches of the Reiki massage therapist, which begin at the head and work down, reduces mental and emotional stress levels of a patient. The muscle tension felt by a patient, which often causes pain, is relieved through the touch of the Reiki therapist and the quiet atmosphere.
The stress, tension and anxiety reduction which clears the patient’s mind and relaxes the body also invigorates the patient and increases energy to help promote healing.
Reiki practitioners believe that the physical pain a patient is experiencing is directly linked to the mental and emotional state of the patient. By calming the mind and emotions through touch and relaxation, it will release the positive energy needed for the body to heal.