The Difference and Similarity between Massage and Reiki

Reiki and Massage are both systems of healing, dealing with body energy and today Reiki is an effective and common treatment.

If you have experienced massages you will know that using body energy and hand treatment you feel both relaxed and invigorated at the same time. In Reiki Healing in Navi Mumbai, this dichotomy of emotions makes you feel relaxed and creates a feeling of well being due to both of this feeling, and this is due mostly due to relaxed muscles, better flow of oxygen and blood throughout the body and the flow of bodies own energy known as “Chi.”

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The similarity between massages and reiki are similar because they have the same practical purpose- to spread the feeling of well being and to increase and free the unbalanced energy flow in the body. But, while massages use a mixture of hand and other body parts to manipulate the muscles of the body, reiki uses the proximity of the healer’s hand to certain body parts, using 12 to 20 prescribed hand positions depending on training duration. Today, there is a hybrid known as Reiki Massage.

In Reiki Healing in Mumbai, while body massages have been around for thousands of years, the first recorded massage was made in China more than 2000 years ago, Reiki is a relatively new treatment methodology created in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist. He created these special methods and taught it to 12 reiki masters who now teach it to and practice as Usui Reiki.

To become a practitioner of Body Massage you need to take courses in Anatomy, Physiology and have extensive coursework before you can start practicing. Depending on the length of the coursework it takes from 6 months to 2 years to become a massage therapist. And in certain state it takes you to complete an examination to practice in the state legally.

At Reiki Healing in Thane, Reiki on the other hand is not bound by any state examination and you do not have to take courses to become a Reiki healer. But, certain organizations have begun to establish criterion for this new healing art. The Reiki Licensing Commission for Reiki Masters and Healers (RLCRMH) has called for stricter standards in Reiki Training, awarding designations for Reiki Healers, coaches, masters and instructors. The lower level can be achieved in a couple of days while the highest may take years to master.

Massage uses the manipulation of the patient’s body while Reiki does not even touch the patient, in a non-manipulative 45 to 90 minute session. As Tarot Reading in Navi Mumbai, the two professions are in congruence with each other, with many massage therapy schools teaching courses in Reiki healing techniques so they can be incorporated into the graduate’s private practices. Some massage therapists use Reiki techniques during their massage sessions, which is referred to as a “Reiki massage”, to promote physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Although with certifications and institutions requiring coursework in Reiki healing and massage therapy have laws which make it tougher to practice as a massage therapist, the demand for Reiki healing is increasing, and with the growth in the healing art and natural health degree field, training in Reiki healing can be a complementary addition to your massage therapy practice.


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