Ever had a Reiki Massage session??
- 0Mar 13, '06 by luvmy2angelsMy wonderful neighboors gave me a gift certificate as a graduation gift for a really neat "spa" or massage place in town. I stopped in and got thier brochure. These people offer chocolate facials (using REAL chocolate) and a chocolate and marshmallow foot soak!!! I have never heard of such a thing, and it sounds really neat!! Anyways...i am allergic to chocolate (it gives me migraines) and I KNOW if i have it smeared all over my face that some of it is going to end up going in my mouth (via my fingers!! LOL!!) so I am thinking about the Reiki massage session. I am a very spiritual person and have always done meditation and relaxation and stuff so the Reiki session seems very appropriate for me. Just wondered if anyone has ever had one and what you though of it.
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- 0Mar 17, '06 by Love_2_LearnExcuse me please, but I thought that Reiki treatments do not involve massage. I mean, the Reiki practitioner holds their hands an inch or so away over certain places on your body for a few minutes in each place. When I think of massage, I think of the kneading and such where your muscles are rubbed and, well, massaged. Am I wrong about Reiki being a non-touch complementary therapy? I've heard of massage therapists also being Reiki practitioners because having the Reiki attunement helps keep the massage therapist from picking up and taking on unhealthy energy from their clients during the massage....
I'm a little confused; any clarification coming my way would be very much appreciated.
- 0Mar 18, '06 by FrustratedLPNAs a frustrated LPN, I obtained my Master's in Reiki. Hopefully, I will be able to work fulltime with Reiki very soon, as I believe that it not only helps physically, but spiritually, and emotionally. The plus side is that there is no "red tape" involved, no physician orders to be written. All your needed supplies are at hand. "Energy" healing and "Touch Therapy" are also terms I have heard in relation to Reiki.
There are also many methods of Reiki, depending on the teacher. Again, one has to be open to alternative methods of healing to receive benefit.
Too often we forget that healing must encompass body, mind, and spirit.
- 0Mar 18, '06 by Love_2_LearnThanks for the clarification. For some reason I remember hearing that Reiki practitioners do not need licenses to practice because they are not actually touching a person... something about the actual hand-to-body touch requires a license... like the Licensed Massage Therapist who has the LMT credential behind their name after attending schooling and then passing an exam. I don't remember where I heard or read that. It kinda makes sense though.
I'm very, very interested in all types of complementary therapy and totally believe in energy work. Too bad no one near my home, probably in my entire state, practices such things though.
Thanks again for your information. I'm so glad allnurses.com has this forum! allnurses.com ROCKS!