If you’re new to energy healing in general, you might be wondering ‘What is reiki massage?’ In this article we’re going to dive into what reiki is, how it’s used, and what you can expect if you attend a session.

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that is used to aid the body’s natural healing ability, stress reduction, and relaxation. It is administered by ‘laying on hands’ to transmit the unseen ‘life force energy’ that flows through us and into a patient.

If a person’s life force energy is low, then they are more likely to get sick or feel stress. Whereas if it is high, they are more likely to be happy and healthy.

What is Reiki Massage?

Reiki massage is used as a channel for energy to provide a safe and holistic healing method. It promotes good health and well being, and can be experienced by people of all ages, whether in good health or stricken by illness.

Replacing their life force energy, or chi can strengthen a person’s immune system. This aids the body in its fight against disease and illness.

A Reiki healer channels energy via the hands into the receiver. The person receiving Reiki healing experiences a warm and relaxing feeling in their soul, mind, and body. The experience is just as much spiritual as it is physical.

Reiki cleanses all aspects of a person’s body.

In this guide, we’ll focus on understanding reiki massage and how it can help you and those around you.

what is reiki massage

What Does Reiki Mean?

Reiki is the Japanese word for ‘Universal Life Force Energy’. It is a healing method that anyone can learn through understanding and continual practice. Its practice has become increasingly popular around the world due to the power of this holistic healing system. Reiki heals on all levels; physically, mentally, emotionally & Spiritually.

Reiki, as a healing method, utilizes the universal life energy, an energy that permeates the entire universe and all living things.

This universal life energy is called Qi, or Chi in China, Prana in India, and Ki in Japan. Qi circulates through the body and in an energy field that surrounds the body. Mystics and healers have concentrated on healing with Chi for thousands of years.

How is Reiki Administered?

To be healthy, one needs a continual harmonious flow of life energy flowing through and around their body. Any imbalances in the flow lead to a drop in health & negative emotions. This energy is responsible for all processes in our body so it is essential to make sure it always remains in balance.

Reiki channels universal life energy through the hands of the practitioner and into the body of the receiver. They then balance the energy flow in the body.

Reiki massage is a holistic healing system. This means that it relates to the whole person: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Try to visualize the body, not as isolated systems that control separate functions, but as a complex web of energy with everything working in tandem and balancing each other. In order to maintain good health, all levels of a person needing to be addressed.

What Kind of Massage is Reiki?

Reiki is an intelligent energy that knows to target the area where healing needs to happen. Reiki knows to bring harmony back where harmony is lost. It is important to know as a practitioner not to force a Reiki treatment. Reiki will bring the results that are needed, not what you try to force.

For this reason, it is important to remember that as a practitioner, it is your job to transmit this life force into recipients’ bodies, even concentrating on specific areas. However, it is not your job to control what Reiki does.

Reiki will flow in accordance with the highest benefit of the recipient. Reiki will flow and heal with the ultimate purpose of restoring harmony.

It is also important to remember that a practitioner should be trying to heal the source of the problem, not the symptoms. This should be the intention and front of mind whenever a Reiki healing session is taking place.

For example, imagine a person with back pain seeks out a Reiki healing session. Is it more prudent to just concentrate on pain relief, or to heal the source of this pain? Remember that removing the cause also removes the effect.

Symptoms may not disappear straight away, it’s important that a person receiving Reiki understands this. Do not be discouraged and keep attending Reiki sessions. Time is a healer and it’s important to remember this when having Reiki administered.

What is Reiki Massage Like?

Reiki level 1 primarily focuses on self-healing. As you progress through your Reiki journey you may want to learn about administering Reiki to someone else. This happens after Reiki level 2 where you will become attuned to performing Reiki on other people, even at a distance.

It is important to remember that when you offer Reiki to someone else that you correctly explain the nature of Reiki healing.

This is basically explaining what you learned above. Reiki heals sources, not symptoms. This will not happen right away but may take many Reiki sessions to fully address the root of the problem.

Secondly, it is important you fully understand the ‘cleansing period’. Symptoms can grow stronger as the patient’s body and mind join in with the self-healing mechanics of Reiki. A person can experience changes in their life that can make receiving reiki quite intense.

During reiki, a patient may notice signs in their lives that tell them what paths or directions they should be taking, what is not aiding their lives in any way and would be better off stopped, who contributes and who takes away from their lives.

It is important to understand this in detail otherwise a patient might get scared and stop Reiki treatment.

Also, it’s really important to know if a person really wishes to be healed. Some people just don’t want to get better for whatever reason. If a person does not wish to be healed then Reiki will not have an effect on them.

By now you should be able to answer, what is reiki massage. To progress on your journey feel free to read through the numerous articles on this site to increase your understanding and see the many benefits Reiki can bring into a person’s life.