Energy flow therapies fall into two general categories, those therapies which either do not touch you directly or touch you only lightly. This can include such things as:
- Psychic Healing
- Crystal Healing
- Chakra Balancing
- Aura manipulation.
Harder forms which include:
- Deep Tissue Therapy
In some instances, there may be slight discomfort associated with some of the hard techniques.
I am making a distinction between Psychic Healing and Reiki because the practitioners see their methods as being very different. My own take on the two is that Psychic Healers have a natural talent for channeling healing by the laying on of hands to concentrate the life force, even being able to absorb the condition into themselves. Live psychic readings often focus significantly on healing aspects.
Reiki is a skill which can be taught taught to anyone. The process of opening to the Universal Life Energy and channeling this energy to the patient are covered in Reiki courses which cover three levels of ability and proficiency. Psychic abilities are generally not a skill that can be taught to anyone.
Reiki is a safe, effective healing system that uses Universal Life Energy to help dissolve problems and return the body, mind, emotions and spirit to their natural perfect state. Literally translated, Reiki means Universal Life Energy. The Reiki Healer channels Universal Life Energy through the hands into the receiver’s body and aura.
Unlike massage, there is no body manipulation – the energy is transferred simply by placing the hands lightly on the body in a sequence of positions lasting around 3-5 minutes each. Reiki sessions can be as short as 5 minutes or as long as an hour or more, and can be given with the receiver in a seated position or lying down. Reiki can also given through Distance Healing when the receiver is not physically present, as we are all connected by Universal Life Energy at the spiritual level.
You do not have to be ill to benefit from receiving Reiki energy, as it also provides limitless benefits of physical, mental and emotional balance as well as spiritual growth for both the healer and the receiver. During the Reiki healing session it is common for either the healer and/or the receiver to experience heat, tingling, deep peace, or feelings ranging from very subtle to very obvious. Reiki is an ancient art that has been practiced by many cultures, and is not affiliated with any particular religion.
Shiatsu is a form of Oriental Therapy evolved from a 5000 years old tradition of healing arts. Shiatsu utilizes a combination of pressure and assisted-stretching techniques, some of which are common to other therapies, such as Massage, Physiotherapy, Acupressure, Osteopathy, Lymphatic Drainage, Do-in and others.
The Shiatsu treatment:
- stimulates the circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid
- releases toxins and deep seated tensions from the muscles
- stimulates the hormonal system and the immune system
- and acts on the autonomic nervous system
Thus allowing the recipient to relax deeply and to get in touch with own healing power.
Reflexology or zone therapy, is the practice of stimulating particular points on the feet, hands, or ears, which represent different organs and areas of the body. The most common form is foot reflexology. Practitioners believe the foot to be divided into a number of reflex zones corresponding to all parts of the body, and that applying pressure to tight or sensitive areas of a person’s foot will stimulate the corresponding body part and cause it to begin healing itself.
In reflexology, it is believed that there is a “vital energy” that is circulating between organs of the human body, that penetrates into every living cell. Whenever this energy is blocked, the corresponding organ will be affected. Therefore, if someone has a problem in a particular organ, a reflexologist will press or massage the corresponding reflex zone or zones until sensitivity is felt.
This sensitivity is claimed to originate from the deposition of crystals in the reflex zone and, with massage, these crystalline structures can be broken down and the pain relieved. Simultaneously, the pressure applied to the reflex zones by the reflexologist is claimed to pass through the nerves to dissipate energy blocks.