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Benefits of massage include:

 

  • improves skin tone,
  • improves circulation so that nutrients and oxygen reach cells efficently
  • improving circulation assists waste removal of toxins
  • for relaxation, and deep breathing
  • assists lymphatic drainage
  • relieves muscle tension, tired muscles soreness and stiffness
  • relieves tired stiff joints,
  • reducing psychological stress, tension, and the effects of stress, helps to reduce anxiety and its effects.
  • invigorating all body systems and therefore helps to reduce fatigue
  • encourages better sleep, could help to relieve insomnia
  • gently speeds up digestion
  • improves muscle suppleness
  • assists muscle neural communication and relaxes the nervous system

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How Does Reiki Work

Reiki utilises a healing energy which works on various levels, the biological physical level for illnesses, health problems, pain and stress, overtiredness, the mental level for stress again and emotional upset, worries and the spiritual level. People often say that having and learning about Reiki has enriched their life.

Reiki works on the human biology, and also on your chakras as well. It works on human biology and also animal biology as well, so your pets can benefittoo. I do zen meditation when I do Reiki, which is healing in itself, and creates healing energy so that my Reiki healing uses universal energy which is everywhere, there is energy is everything and everyone, and Zen meditation healing energy as well. It is the healing energy which goes to someone when they have a treatment and promotes healing. I am a conductor of it.

Atoms that make up your body have spaces, which have ‘force fields’, and atoms continually give off and absorb light and energy. There is also the energy field around the human body as well. Your brain initiates energy when you think, and there are organelles called mitochondria in the body which are the powerhouses of cells. So, everyone has energy within them, and around them, and there is energy everywhere. And as I have already said, doing Zen meditation changes the brain, increases synapse connections, and it is believed produces healing energy, which can also be sent to another person.

Reiki works so that if someone has a health problem, an illness or an injury. The healing energy will promote healing in their body. It is a healing energy which assists the body’s own healing methods.

 

The Benefits of having a massage.

foot massage1. Massage can help relax tense muscles, relax the body systems and give you a peaceful nights sleep by removing the tension being carried around. It can help to reduce the effects from stress. Stress can affect your muscles, bones, sleep patterns and even stomach problems.

2. Massage is a great way to lift your mood. Whatever effect stress has on your mood, a massage is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways to help your daily stress disappear.

3. If you have a chronic illness or injury, massage therapy may help. Including for joint pain, sports injuries, soft tissue injuries, digestive disorders, and even hard-to-manage conditions like fibromyalgia

5. Massage stimulates the lymphatic system which aids elimination of toxins from the body.

6. A head massage can help to relieve headaches, and tension in muscles there which can cause headaches.

7. Increases blood circulation to your muscles.

8. Helps to breakdown knots in muscles, which are caused by tension and toxins.

9. Can relieve muscle pain.

10. Can help to increase flexibility by relaxing tight muscles.

So why not try it for yourself? They normally last between 30-60 minutes and the way you will feel post treatment will be incredible

Reiki – all you need to do is relax

Some people have various ideas about Reiki life energy which are unfounded or inaccurate. One thing is that when they have a session, they need to do something which would take effort on their part. This isn’t accurate. When you have a Reiki session, you don’t have to make any effort when you have a treatment, you just relax, you don’t have to do anything else.

Relax, that’s all. You can have a session lying on a table, or sat in a comfy chair, or lying on your settee. The energy works just the same. You can close your eyes or leave them open, a lot of people like to close their eyes, and some drift to sleep. You can have a Reiki life energy session, however you feel on the day, so even if you don’t feel at your best, or you are ill, or tired, having an appointment could be good for you. You don’t need to worry about feeling tired or not at your best, the energy will be beneficial for your needs.

One customer who had Reiki fell asleep on the table for nearly the whole hour. She said that she only usually sleeps two hours a night, and was very surprised to be able to sleep for an hour. She went into a deep sleep, and she said her breathing changed as well, so that she was breathing deeply. The energy helped her to sleep, because as well health difficulties, she needed to sleep.

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Reiki is not massage

One of the inaccurate things that some people think about Reiki energy treatments, is that it is massage. Reiki is not massage. It is not a manipulative procedure at all. The practitioner places their hands gently on the client, in either set positions, on the head, etc, or places their hands using their intuition, and where it feels that the energy is going to. There is no pressure used. Also if the client wishes, the treatment can be done without contact at all, so then the hands will be held a small distance away without contact. But usually people have Reiki energy using contact.

If you go to see someone who uses pressure during a Reiki session, ask them to stop. If they are qualified in something else, they still should not do it within a Reiki session, unless you have booked for that. Reiki has no contra -indications, and one of the reasons is that it is not a manipulative procedure. Another reason is that you are simply placing your hands gently on the customer, or holding them above without touching at all. And it is a natural healing energy which cannot harm.

It is possible to have Reiki within a massage treatment, if you have booked for a massage with Reiki.  I give these treatments myself, as do other qualified therapists.  I am a qualified massage therapist, aromatherapist and Reiki Master, so I understand the differences and similarities.

 

Mindfulness

Mindfulness works in two ways: firstly it is simply being in the moment and focusing your attention on what you are doing. It means that you don’t think about other things when you are doing something. Concentrate on what you are doing, think about what you are doing, and not the past or the future or anything else you need to do. Live in the moment, so that you don’t worry over and over about things that have happened in the past. If there is something you can do about it, do it, but if not put it behind you, forgive yourself when you have made mistakes. Try not to worry about the future, make plans, have goals, but don’t worry too much, if you think of things going wrong, think of what you will do in those events, then put it aside. If it hasn’t happened, there is no point worrying repeatedly about it. Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. You will find things easier to do, tasks easier to finish, if you focus on what you are doing at the time, and not what you need to do next, or how much you have to do. You only have one pair of hands, unless you can delegate, if you can delegate some task, that might be helpful. I paid a gardener to get rid of the weeds in my garden last Saturday, it didn’t cost me a lot, and it was done in an hour, whilst I did the washing up which had piled up in the kitchen. If you are learning to be mindful and you have a lot of things to do, it helps to make a list. So that you can do one thing and focus your attention on that one thing, then when it is done, go on to the next thing you need to do. Secondly, it can also mean relaxing totally, so when you want to relax and not do anything, relax your thoughts as well. So that you can just listen to the sounds around you, or some music, and let those sounds fill where your thoughts would be, then if you think of anything, let the thoughts drift by like clouds, and you don’t have to follow them or add to them. Be none judgemental when you think something, view the thoughts you have, and acknowledge your feelings. If you have thoughts that are of an anxious or stressful nature, follow each thought with a positive thought about the circumstance you are worried about. Follow each negative thought with a thought about a good outcome to a worrying situation, follow each negative thought with a thought of how it could work out well, and how you could handle the situation in a way that would be good for you. You can choose to think thoughts that make you feel better. So in these ways, you will reduce worrying, stress and anxiety.

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Taking a Break on your own

If you go on a day trip on your own, to the theatre, to the cinema, to the park, a short holiday, it’s good for you to spend time on your own. Also if you go on a trip on your own, not necessarily abroad, but somewhere else, you can reassess everything, which is very hard to do within your usual environment. Doing things on your own gives you confidence and self assurance as well.

Stress

Feeling stress, makes you feel tired. To reduce the feeling of stress and tiredness. Take a step back from the problem or situation, try and view it objectively on one hand, can you reassess the situation? Can you review your feelings about it and change how you feel about it? Can you do one thing right now to make you feel better? Think thoughts about it that make you feel better rather than thinking anything that makes you feel worse. Make a plan to sort out the problem, and think of what you will do about any possible difficulties, but don’t try and work everything out. You don’t need to know how you will do everything, some things may happen easily than you imagine, and you could be thinking of difficulties that may never occur. On the other hand think about how you feel about the situation, is your instinct trying to tell you anything? Is there an inner voice, a quiet voice that is trying to get through to you, below the louder worrying voice? Give yourself space both emotionally and physically in order to be able to think clearly, and to be able to hear your intuition. Long term stress is very bad for your health. Try to reduce the stress in your life, by reducing the causes of it, if that is possible. Do you delegate enough at work? Do you need more help in the home? Do you need to make new friends, or connect with your friends more so that you are able to talk, not message or email, talk more in person or on the phone. Do you need to take time out for yourself more? Do you need a holiday? Even a day trip away from your usual environment can help. A cool shower? A massage? A face masque and relax while it does it’s work. A couple of drops of lavender essential oil on a tissue and breathe in the fragrance which is calming and balancing. There are other things you can do to cope better with stressful situations: meditation, going for walks, Reiki, sharing happy times with friends, having/finding someone to support you or help you out, even if it is something like paying a cleaner or a gardener, for once, so that you have less jobs to do yourself at this time. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Positive thinking

If you catch yourself saying something negative to yourself, say/think something positive and optimistic straight after, and contradict what you have said that was negative. Its best not to follow negative thoughts with more of them, follow each one with something positive.

A good habit to try to get into is- straight after every negative thought, think a positive thought. So that a negative thought doesn’t turn into one after the other. Always follow a negative thought with a positive one.

Do you know that your thoughts initiate energy? That this energy can go from your thoughts to anywhere in your body? If you think thoughts that are beneficial to your health, and your well being you could save yourself from future health problems. Close your eyes, listen to your breathe, think of nothing for a few minutes, then say: I want healing energy to go to my (whatever your health problem is), or to my heart, lungs, kidneys etc every day.

Your thoughts can help you heal. Sit quietly, listen to your breathing, hear the noises from your surroundings, but don’t think about anything for a while. Then think to yourself, I want healing energy to go to……..whatever you want healing energy for, or to go to in your body. Do this every day, two or three times a day if you can. 

If there is anything that you want to do today, which you don’t feel you can. Connect to you own inner energy and calm. Stay strong and believe in yourself. A positive attitude gives you power and can lift you above external constraints both mentally and in reality.

 

 

 

What does Reiki feel like?

 

People comment on seeing colours when they have Reiki, I see purple often when I do utilise Reiki energy for myself, or have it at a Reiki share. Some people say they feel warmth from the practitioners hands, or tingling, for a short time. Sometimes people feel emotional afterwards, if the session has brought things to the surface. Some people say they feel like they are floating- I have had this experience myself. I have felt the energy, and people who I have done Reiki for, have said they have felt the energy. But, you may not feel any of these things and the life energy will still be working for you. You will feel deeply relaxed, and calm. Reiki energy is soothing and people say it feels wonderful and gentle. Reiki helps if you are stressed, run down, over tired, and anxious or worried. It helps you to let go of tension and anxieties, and negative feelings. It lifts your spirits. It helps with pain relief. Afterwards drink some water and avoid caffeine and alcohol for the rest of the day if possible. Reiki is deeply relaxing so take time to ‘wake up’ before driving. It works at different levels, and in different ways for each person. It is an individual experience, depending on what you need.