Massage, Reiki, Polarity Treatments
Usui Reiki was developed in the 1920s by Mikao Usui. Rei means “higher power”. Ki means “life force energy”. Together Reiki means “spiritually guided life force energy”. It is used to promote healing and to reduce stress and relaxation. Humans are essentially energy systems, as we are all made from atoms. Reiki is facilitated through hands on healing with the client being fully clothed on the massage table under a blanket. Reiki energy flows through the practitioner’s hands to the client’s energy system while your body utilizes it and directs it to where it needs it most. Can be used on everybody. Hospitals are now utilizing it as pre- or post- surgeries or in helping clients through chemo therapies helping to ease the side effects. It is great to balance you out when you can’t get out of your own way.
Polarity Therapy has a comprehensive understanding of energy dynamics in the body and therapeutic interventions in those dynamics. Randolph Stone, DO, ND, DC, (1890-1991) developed Polarity Therapy based on an integration of Western medicine with the energetic concepts integral to Eastern medical systems. A primary notion is that energy has three states: a positive, outflowing aspect; a negative, receptive aspect; and a neutral, integrating aspect. If we examine any system in the universe, we will find these qualities present. These three states of energy set up a charged field dynamic, which in turn creates the principles of energy movement.
Another concept which is fairly universal among indigenous cultures is that of the five natural elements. These might be referred to as archetypal elements, because they describe the basic qualities of matter and consciousness. The five elements are Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. Polarity Therapy is a way of working with these various qualities of energy, the polarized energy fields, and the principles of energy movement as they manifest in the body. Polarity Therapists recognize blocked or flowing energy and work to restore life energy to optimal patterns in the body.
Balancing a client’s life energy is done through holding a series of polarized contacts throughout the client’s body. Through the action of the polarity, or field dynamic established, energy moves. Energy changes its quality, or concentration, and begins flowing more openly throughout the system. The increased balance of life energy can lead to changes in the structure of the body, physiologic functioning, emotional status, mental state, or even attitudinal/spiritual shifts in a person.