A General Outline of Reiki and ReikiMassage Therapy
Prior permission is essential in this healing practice. All that is required of you as a client is an open mind and honest communication -- before, during, and after your ReikiMassage session.
ReikiMassage is a blend of Reiki and Massage techniques. Reiki is a healing system credited to Mikao Usui (1865-1926), in Japan. Reiki and massage are each accepted by many healthcare professionals for helping patients and caregivers relax, sleep better, and bring balance to those suffering from anxiety and depression. Sessions by Christina involve deep questioning, skillful use of the therapist's mental focus, special Reiki healing symbols, a brief amount of bodywork, and a flow of healing energies known by names such as Chi, Qi, Prana, Life Force, Universal Energies, and so forth. Perceptive recipients have described the experience as peaceful, soothing, tingling, full of warmth, temporarily itchy or like sunburn; and many report feeling calm and clear-minded, full of empowering insights, or very sleepy, after their sessions.
What ReikiMassage is NOT:
Reiki itself is not hands-on traditional Massage. ReikiMassage is not a religion or a religious practice, nor erotic/sensual bodywork. It is "a complement to healing arts services licensed by the state of California", i.e., it is NOT intended to, nor can it, replace traditional Western/ American medicine as provided by licensed practitioners, doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other facilities. No practitioner of Reiki or ReikiMassage can legally diagnose, prescribe for, or assume sole treatment of medical and psychiatric conditions. Christina Ng respects ReikiMassage client boundaries and autonomy, and will not engage in sexual conduct or activities, even if the client attempts to sexualize the professional-care relationship.
Nature of the services provided:
ReikiMassage and Reiki sessions always begin with conversation and multi-level assessments (also called "scans") of clients' energies: their emotional state, physical health, acu-points, meridians, chakras, aura layers, etc. Client’s clothing removal (beyond shoes, belts, or decorative jewelry) is strictly limited to comfort and by the needs of the case. In a dedicated space prepared for the client to lay down or be seated in, the therapist sets her intention for protection, healing, and balance. She places her hands on or above the client's physical body, moving herself around the space as needed. Guided breathing patterns, questions based on intuitive guidance, meditative talking, and massage techniques are used to help define, soothe, and release various kinds of energy-blocks. The following may also be employed during sessions: rhythmic, relaxing music; crystals, rocks, gemstones; water-based flower essences and hydrosols; BioSonic tuning forks; essential oils of flowers or other plant materials, and so on.
Distance Reiki Healing sessions are described here.
Theory of treatment:
Stress, trauma, misunderstandings, and illness restrict the natural flow of Chi (life-force energy) through the body, mind, and spirit. By restoring a balanced flow of Chi in the body and all other subtle energy layers, Reiki and ReikiMassage rejuvenate the body’s ability to relax and de-stress, and supports a person’s capacity for self-healing. Quieting and calming the mind and emotional state may also permit a person to find new answers for personal problems, thus offering choices and chances for improved quality of life.
The therapist's qualifications:
I've been practicing self-care techniques for my chronic health issues since childhood, and have been learning about and using Reiki since 1999. I have a university degree, spent 7 years as a physical therapists’ aide, and attended courses at the IPSB massage school in Culver City, CA. I'm a certified Metaphysical Healer and Reiki Master/Teacher, and became a Certified Massage Therapist (#31721 in California) in 2014. My particular healing services incorporate traditional Reiki with bodywork such as acupressure and massage, plus flower essences, empathic awareness, intuitive talk-story, dreamwork, and elements of other healing modalities such as Polarity (a holistic health system founded by Dr. Randolph Stone, 1890-1981). My studies in healing and health continue under the care of various teachers.