The Difference between Reiki and Massage
November 9, 2020
When it comes to natural healing, Reiki and massage come to mind; both focus on body energy. Reiki massage has become increasingly popular and is being offered alongside other forms of massage found in spas. If you have ever had an amazing massage, you would know how it leaves you feeling relaxed and reinvigorated.

A massage helps loosen muscles and increases blood flow throughout the body.

What Is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese healing practice which has similar practical purposes as a regular massage. However, it aims to free up unbalanced energy flow in your body. Although a massage is more focused on applying pressure, Reiki typically uses a light touch or hands over the body. The Reiki massage offered today is a combination of both Reiki principles and Chat with Adore Essence Typically replies within a day Heard about our new service, Reiki? Log into MessengerThe Reiki massage offered today is a combination of both Reiki principles and massage techniques. While massage was first recorded in China over two thousand years ago, Reiki is a more recent practice. It was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in 1922. Usui offered treatments to the Japanese public and trained a generation of 16 Reiki Masters who continue to teach and practice the art.

What Makes Reiki Different from Massage Therapy Training?

Some organizations have created a criterion for instilling this amazing healing art form, such as the RLCRMH (Reiki Licensing Commission for Reiki Masters and Healers) which has been at the forefront of formalizing Reiki education. It has established strict standards for Reiki training. The organization awards designations for the position of Reiki instructor, master, coach, and healer.

The easiest level can take a few days complete, whereas the highest level takes years to reach. There are many other types of Reiki certifications that are also offered. These include Karuna, Shamballa Multi-Dimensional Reiki healing, Urevie, and Lightarian Reiki

Reiki and Massage Therapy as a Complementary Profession

In massage therapy the practitioner applies pressure to work muscles and joints, while in Reiki the practitioner uses a lighter touch or holds their hands just above the body. Reiki sessions are typically non-invasive and tend to be complementary in nature to pressure-based massage, as it aims to relieve ailments such as stress and anxiety through energy work.

Trend towards Incorporation of Reiki Healing Techniques

Many massage therapy schools today have started to teach Reiki healing techniques. There are even some massage therapists that regularly use Reiki techniques in their sessions. The techniques not only promote physical wellbeing, but also mental and emotional wellbeing. Looking to try reiki therapy for free? Visit Adore Essence in Gurnee Illinois to get a complimentary session.

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