Reiki + Chakras, What Are They?

Perpetuity has not one, but TWO certified Reiki masters. I don’t mean they took classes on reiki, they are completely qualified teach classes on reiki (and actually do coach our estheticians on the energy aspect of any table treatments, energy is happening all arounds us😉).

Reiki therapy is based on an Eastern belief that vital energy flows through your body. A Japanese man named Mikao Usui developed Reiki in the 1920’s. The term comes from two Japanese words: “Rei,” which means universal, and “ki,” which loosely translates to a life force of energy. The idea is that a Reiki practitioner uses gentle touch — or places their hands just above your body — to help guide this energy in a way that promotes balance and healing.

Some Reiki practitioners use only their hands but our Massage Therapists at Perpetuity Skin + Spa integrate their treatment using massage techniques, and some crystal tools as well. In many ways, Reiki is like an active meditation combined with a gentle massage. You are consciously connecting and releasing that which no longer serves you, to allow the body, mind, and spirit to receive the energy it needs for balance. If you can imagine and remember that we’re all made up of energy, then you can begin to believe that you hold the ability shift your energy any time. After one session you begin to understand the daily practice of no longer holding onto what you cannot control and releasing the things that do not serve you.

Reiki is a powerful, natural and spiritual healing system that is used as an alternative therapy for treatment of physical, emotional and mental diseases; such as anxiety, depression and other sicknesses. It is a non-invasive technique that is used to manage illness symptoms and improve your general well-being with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person.It’s also an effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energies. Our entire being is like one big energy ball made up of energy fields, and if this energy is disrupted, it can lead to health problems. The simple goal of Reiki is to realign these energies.

On the other hand, the idea of chakra comes from ancient India, in around 600 BC. The Chakra is a big part of the Hindu culture and is incorporated into yoga in many ways. Later, we can also see the existence or mention of chakra in various buddhis texts. Another big difference when it comes to reiki vs chakra is the source of energy. Yes, both concepts have a form of energy flow blinded within the theory. But the source of energy is completely different for both cases. Chakras are the main energy centers inside the body. It is believed that chakra points inside our body are bundled up with the nerves. Even though we see people practice chakra manipulation through their hands, there are numerous chakra points in our bodies. There are almost 7 chakra points in our spine alone. And each chakra point is associated with specific parts of our emotional and physical life. Whether it is emotion, love, hatred, physical attributes, or the capability to learn and master new things, there is a chakra for that. The goal of chakra healing is to balance the unbalanced chakra in our bodies.

Reiki is a dedicated healing method that allows us to heal both spiritually and mentally. But unlike reiki, chakra is not a method of healing but the energy points in our body itself. Although with balanced chakra, we can see significant improvement in our overall wellbeing, we cannot call it a true method of healing, though the chakras provide our massage therapists a way of using Reiki Massage to unblock energy. Come try a Reiki Massage in Perpetuity Skin + Spa on Vista in Boise. Book anytime online!

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