In talking with our massage therapist Katie, I was introduced to Reiki. While I am no expert, I found what she had to say interesting, and thought it would be helpful for her to explain more about the healing art. For those who are interested, Reiki is a form of energy healing originating in the Far-East. Its intention is to improve and optimize the flow of energy in the body to facilitate wellbeing and healing. Without any more ado, here is Katie Nord, CMT on Reiki:
Our intentions and thoughts control our decisions throughout our lives. Positive thoughts and intentions are more likely to return positive outcomes. In my massage room I have seen clients who, while they want to get better, have lost their hope or intention to get better. One of the hardest things to do in this world is to not let our obstacles beat us down. At the root of all chronic injuries and/or pain I have seen is something that has traumatized the client’s peace of mind and confidence in themselves. For example, a client who has survived breast cancer may suffer from severe anxiety as she blames herself for the cancer and is afraid to lose control over her own body again. The problem is that the past cannot be undone and the future cannot be foreseen. Dwelling in anytime but the present can lead to negative emotions, choices, and thoughts.
Reiki comes into play here. Channeling energy requires an openness and sincere intentions by both the practitioner and the client. Allowing the Chakras to open to positive Ki driven by the practitioner gives the clients body the ability to replace the negative Ki with positive. Consciousness of the shift in energy in the body helps not only the client, but the therapist as well. Reiki aides in the release of negative emotions, stress, and blocked energy. It works at the root of a client’s issue by amplifying the body’s ability to heal.
I believe that in learning Reiki, and hopefully one day becoming a master or even a teacher will give my clients a more effective healing experience with me. When it comes to fixing a problem I want to treat the cause, not just the symptoms and at the center of all of us is Ki. It is what drives our bodies and pursuing a healthy flow of energy will lead to a healthy body.
Katie Nord, CMT
Thank you Katie, for sharing with us. While in our practice Katie primarily uses therapeutic massage in conjunction with our chiropractic care. She is an amazing massage therapist, and as it turns out practices a few other healing arts such as Reiki and Reflexology, which patients are welcome to receive upon request. If you have any questions about Reiki, Massage, Reflexology, or Katie, please schedule a free consultation and we will be sure to make you feel right at home.