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Reiki and Massage

Updated: May 10, 2023

Among the services Bear Pawz Massage Therapy LLC offers, you may have noticed that we offer Usui Reiki. Usui Reiki is a form of Energy medicine or therapy. The proposed mechanism of Reiki, is that an attuned practitioner is able to channel a universal source of energy that intuitively provides healing where the recipient needs it (the channeler also receives it when practicing on someone). The practitioner first has to get permission to channel Reiki to the receiver, it is not an exchange of their own energy.

The Reiki lineage was passed on in modern times by Mikao Usui, who transmitted the art to his students. It is a type of alternative medicine and it has not yet been well evidenced in scientific experiments, despite its use in some hospital settings. While Reiki is not a proven treatment for any condition, it may offer therapeutic benefits. Reiki is spiritual in nature, but it does not have any particular religious affiliation. It may resemble ancient and traditional methods of healing and shamanism involving healing touch.

If you are interested in trying Reiki for your self on its own or in combination with a massage session, I would be happy to work with you. On its own, it may be more comfortable for some people to receive than western massages that require disrobing and being touched. Reiki can be sent to someone at a close proximity to their body, within a few inches of the skin, with light contact, or even at a long distance.

As a massage therapist, I find Reiki useful for myself as a support to my own well-being. It at times seems to enhance intuition and the way I apply therapeutic touch. It may help direct my hands to the sweet spots or needed areas on a client's body. It may also function in the background as a kind of mental-emotional aid to the therapeutic relationship. It could also help inform one's decisions for holistic well-being.

Get in touch with Bear Pawz for your Reiki requests or to include it with your next massage session.

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