Reflexology and Reiki combine
Reflexology and Reiki are both wonderful treatments on their own. Reflexology is so very relaxing, having 50 minutes reclining in a reflexology chair and a skilled therapist, release tension in the reflexology points in the feet, is sheer bliss.
Releasing this tension, which has built up over time, allows the energy trapped in those reflexology points to release, once that energy is released the body can then begin to heal itself. Some clients feel an immediate relief for example - shoulder tension is relaxed, while others notice changes in their symptoms a day or two later. Some feel very tired at first, while others feel an energetic boost. Tiredness comes about, as the body lets go of tension, similar to how we feel the first few days of a holiday.
Reiki healing can take us deep into a trance-like state, in this state our body feels separate from our mind. The practitioner can then work to balance the energies of mind, body and spirit as the mind chatter of the conscious mind is asleep, similar to what happens in meditation and hypnotherapy. We return to waking consciousness feeling calm, relaxed and refreshed, changes in physical symptoms can also be apparent over a period of days and sometimes longer.
When these two treatments are combined in one session, it can be very beneficial. Reflexology is used to target known areas of physical discomfort and the Reiki takes the treatment deeper. When a reflexologist is also a Reiki practitioner, some Reiki will always be added through the feet even when only reflexology is given, but when they are deliberately combined the relaxation is often much deeper and may even create a quicker response time.
Taking time out to take care of your wellness needs is always beneficial and complementary therapies on a regular basis ie once a month, can prevent many ailments, as it lowers our stress levels, something science is beginning to recognise, but has long since been known by complementary therapists.
About the author
Shirley Heyward has been a complementary therapist since 1997 offering reflexology, aromatherapy, Reiki, life coaching, hypnotherapy, meditation and workshops. Shirley is offering retreat workshops for women, in 'Manifesting Joy and Abundance', 'Yoga', 'Pilates' and connecting to your soul, at her stone house in Croatia.
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