Reiki & Massage Body Work
Reiki, a gentle technique used to reduce stress, restore balance, and promote the body’s natural capacity to heal, was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century. ”Rei,” means divine, spirit and higher power; “ki” means breath of life. Combined, “reiki” — also known as Universal Life Force Energy –is a healing modality that allows energy to flow through the practitioner to the recipient.
Reiki is based on the premise that energy (Ki) flows through the body, bringing vitality to our cells, tissues, and organs. When energy flow is blocked or unbalanced, the result may disrupt our body’s natural balance and lead to disease. Reiki treatments direct life force energy to areas of the body that are depleted or blocked, promoting energy flow and stimulating physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing.
Reiki may be delivered with or without gentle touch in a quiet environment. The person receiving reiki remains fully clothed and can choose to sit up or lie down to receive reiki. The effects of reiki are both subjective and subtle, although many people report feeling the sensation of heat, enhanced awareness of their own body, and a sense of relaxation.
Reiki is not a substitute for professional medical care, nor will it interfere with medical treatments. Reiki has no known negative effects.
For more information on reiki and its use in healthcare, see https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/reiki
Therapeutic massages can be a relaxing and enjoyable wellness strategy, especially when it comes to finding ways to decrease stress and increase your physical, mental and emotional well-being. It is also becoming more well-known as a complementary treatment in addition to traditional medicine methods. Stress management is key to feeling more balanced, relaxed and capable of enjoying more moments in our lives. For some, the feelings of comfort and care to one’s self are just as impactful as the relaxation of the body. This is why we see the importance of offering therapeutic massages. Our massages are customized to treat the specific areas of your body that need special attention. Clients can schedule individual sessions with our licensed massage therapist or enroll in a monthly package that offers a discounted rate.
There are many benefits of a therapeutic massage:
- Relieves Stress
- Decreases Insomnia related to stress
- Decreases Anxiety
- Decreases Headaches
- Encourages Relaxation
- Improves Posture
- Improves Circulation
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Relaxes Muscles
- Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion
- Promotes Deeper and Easier Breathing
- Improve Recovery After Injury
Integrative Approaches to Strengthening Mental and Emotional Health
There is emerging research into the benefits of integrative, complementary activities such as reiki and massage therapy that support emotional and mental recovery. Some of our office locations provide massage therapy, reiki, meditation and trauma-informed yoga sessions or workshops to increase your sense of safety. Contact us to receive more information about our integrative services.