Reiki Energy Healing
The word "Reiki" means Rei = "Universal" "and Ki", which is the life energy. Reiki practitioners are conduits for the universal energy to flow through their hands to faciliate the body's own healing response. Reiki treatments support the whole person: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Benefits of Reiki:
Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension, which, experts believe, accounts for 80%-90% of disease. Massage has been proven beneficial in treating cancer-related fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain, immunity suppression, spinal cord injury, autism, post-operative surgery, age-related disorders, infertility, eating disorders, smoking cessation, and depression, to name just a few. Bodywork offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Massage has many physiological effects, such as:
- Increasing circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
- Stimulating the lymph system, the body’s natural defense, against toxic invaders.
- Relaxing and softening injured and overused muscles.
- Reducing spasms and cramping.
- Increasing joint flexibility.
- Reducing recovery time for strenuous workouts and eliminating subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
- Releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. For this reason, massage is being incorporated into treatment for chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
- Reducing post-surgery adhesions and edema and reducing and realigning scar tissue after healing has occurred.
- Improving range of motion and decreasing discomfort for patients with low back pain.
- Relieving pain for migraine sufferers and decreasing the need for medication.
- Providing exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reducing shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.
Types of Massage:
Swedish: Total relaxation massage to reduce stress in the body and tissues.
Tui Na: Tui Na uses the principles of acupuncture to aid the circulation of qi (energy) and blood throughout the body. Tui Na uses a variety of hand techniques and passive and active stretching and can be used to treat chronic and acute injuries, respiratory, digestive and pediatric disorders.
Pohaku: Hawaiian people have been using basalt lava stones since ancient times, for physical and spiritual healing and well-being. Massage using hot stones, or ‘pohaku’ as they are known in Hawaii, has been performed for hundreds of years to address the many levels of healing needed to restore balance to the body, mind and soul.