March 18, 2007

Introduction to practicing Reiki Massage

Reiki, combined with intention and massage, can have a deep and long-lasting effect. Reiki helps to ease restrictions and harmonize the body’s energy for wellness. Intention facilitates mind-body adaptation for positive changes. Massage helps to relax the body, making it more receptive to Reiki. Reiki, intention and massage, can all work independently; but, in combination, they are more powerful than their sum.

Reiki Massage is for harmony of mind-body-spirit relationships. It is a kind of alchemy, transforming the base elements of energy, intention and touch for health, wholeness and well being. Clients participate in transformations with a clear intention which is supported by aromas, sounds, visualizations, suggested affirmations and deep breathing. For many people, images penetrate the deep unconscious more directly than words. For some clients, affirmations can be more influential; and for others, music or smells may be a dominant influence toward the intention. So, Reiki Massage combines these techniques.

In Reiki Massage, client is the most appropriate term for the person receiving therapy, as opposed to patient, guest or partner. Although there is confidentiality and payment, as in a doctor-patient relationship, the Reiki Massage Practitioner’s intent is not to fix physical or mental ailments, but to open and balance healing energy. The term patient also suggests dependency, which is not intended with Reiki Massage. Although the client in this practice is treated with the respect and attention given to a guest, the Practitioner remains neutral in judgment of what is happening. And, while the Practitioner is a partner with the client in terms of energy exchanges, the relationship is best described as that of therapist-client.

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