Human touch is one of the greatest healers. Touch with a loving intention can bring about deep physical and psychological changes in the body. We all need loving touch on a daily basis!
Touch in the form of massage is a healing art that has been around for thousands of years. Many cultures have practiced the art of massage and developed techniques that vary widely. Nevertheless, the shared intention of bringing about a positive change in the body remains the same across all styles of massage.
All too often people seek massage once they are suffering from pain or discomfort. However, massage should be received on a regular basis as part of general health maintenance.
At Curatio, we offer various types of massage for various purposes but all with the intention of healing and rejuvenation.
Thai massage originated over 2500 years ago in Thailand but has its influences in the healing traditions of India, China, and Southeast Asia. Thai massage is a mixture of yoga-like stretching and rocking of the body in addition to acupressure massage in order to balance the body’s energy system.
Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage)
Abdominal Massage, more commonly known as Chi Nei Tsang (CNT), is a form of massage aimed at releasing energy blockages in the internal organs that result from knots and tangles within the abdominal cavity. Chi Nei Tsang, which literally translates as “working the energy of the internal organs” stems from the Taoist traditions of ancient China. Whilst we often consider massage to be a treatment for the superficial surfaces of the body, an internal organ massage is actually of vital importance to good health. CNT is a very detoxifying massage which can help to relieve stagnation in the digestive tract, thereby improving elimination. It also stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory systems, which ultimately boosts immunity. CNT also helps to restructure the alignment of the internal organs, which become easily displaced by poor digestion and emotional stress. Realigning the internal organs will greatly improve posture and also help to relieve musculoskeletal pain. Finally, one of the most important benefits of CHT massage is its effect on the emotional body, and the way it enables us to better process emotions and release deeply-rooted traumas and stresses.
Reiki is a Japanese word that literally translates as “spiritually guided life force energy”. In essence it is a form of healing that addresses the energetic body and auric field. Reiki in its current form was discovered by a Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui, whilst fasting and meditating on Mt Kurama in Japan, in 1922. On his 21st day on the mountain, he was suddenly filled with an overwhelming, high frequency energy, which he discovered could be transmitted to others in the form of healing for physical and emotional ailments. Usui quickly gained a reputation for his healing abilities and established a school of healing from which Reiki spread globally to its current day popularity as a healing modality.
Reiki differs from massage in that it transmits energy directly into the body, working to repair and release energy blockages that become the ultimate cause of sickness and disease. Reiki is a completely non-painful experience and intensely relaxing. As Reiki works at the cellular level of the body, it allows the body to repair itself from the ground up. The importance of Reiki in today’s society cannot be underestimated. We are all sensitive energetic beings, and in today’s society of highly stressful lifestyles and environmental toxicities, it is vitally important that we receive regular energetic healing to rebalance and repair the damage we suffer on a daily basis.