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How Does Reiki Work?

Not all massage treatments require the stroking or kneading of muscles. Some massages use the surrounding energy to help heal the body. One way to do this is through a technique called reiki. Despite some skepticism with the practice, reiki has been growing more popular.

A reiki massage is a natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. According to the history of the practice, an unseen life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.

The word reiki comes from the Japanese words “rei” (meaning universal) and “ki” (meaning life energy). Together they mean “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign.” During a reiki session, the patient will sit in a chair or lie on a table, and the practitioner places his or her hands lightly on different parts of the body, such as the head, limbs, and torso. Their hands will use different shapes for two to five minutes before moving onto the next area.

The practitioner transfers energy to help promote the body’s natural healing abilities. In fact, there are a couple benefits that have come out of a reiki session, and they are like what you might experience after a typical massage.

Reiki may help relieve pain, anxiety, and fatigue. Studies have shown that reiki therapy has even relieved back pain in people who had a herniated disk. The technique can also treat headaches, tension, insomnia, and nausea.

Many massages work to help boost your mood, and reiki can do the same. It can also be used as part of a treatment for depression, and some recipients have even claimed that it has enhanced their quality of life. There are so many positives that can come after a reiki session, and it has no known harmful side effects. Reiki has been considered a non-invasive and safe form of therapy.

Discover what benefits that reiki can provide to you. For more information on reiki, or to schedule your own massage appointment, call Salus Massage Therapy & Skin Care today at (616) 534-7822. We want everyone to experience the joy, relaxation, and all the health benefits that come along with massage therapy and skin care at an affordable price, in a relaxing atmosphere, and with top-notch service.

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