When one part of your body or life is out of balance, it tends to affect the other areas as well. For example, stress can lead to tension and headaches. Chronic headaches can result in a feeling of low energy and sadness. This in turn can leave you feeling disconnected from a higher power or life force. There are many types of massage, therapy, and alternative treatments; two offered at Heart Wood Place are Massage Therapy and Reiki.
With traditional massage therapy, the focus is primarily on the specific physical parts of the body which are affected. These are usually the soft tissues, such as the muscles, tendons, and skin. The therapist uses a variety of movements, pressures, and strokes to help relieve stress or address other issues and conditions, depending on your needs. You may have several options concerning your dress, depending on if additional therapeutic elements, such as oil treatment, are to be used.
Traditional massage therapy has begun to change. Many therapists, clinics, and even hospitals recognize the importance of the connection of mind, body, and spirit. As a result of this, more and more massage therapists and professionals are incorporating holistic and/or natural elements into a massage session.
Reiki is an alternative, holistic technique, which can be easily integrated with other medical treatments and therapies. This is wonderful for people who are in a chair or who are physically restricted or limited to a specific position.
Rather than focusing on the physical body, the main goal is to unblock, balance, and restore the person’s energy field in order to promote inner self-healing. This method may or may not require physical touch to manipulate the energy.
Reiki techniques are often used to provide relief from some of the same issues as massage therapy. These can include stress, pain, anxiety, negative side effects of treatments and medications, joint problems, and other ailments.
Whether you have been considering your options for alleviating stress, aching muscles, or you feel that your energy is out of balance or blocked, consider the options mentioned. Massage Therapy and Reiki promote health and balance differently.