Reiki is an energetic healing art that complements Esalen relaxation massage in a subtle way. I am an attuned Reiki master, and the healing energy of Reiki naturally flows through my hands when I give an Esalen relaxation massage. I often use Reiki explicitly for energetic balancing and healing at the completion of an Esalen relaxation massage. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by laying on hands (in a specific pattern) and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy or ki flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s ki is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A Reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Like Esalen relaxation massage, Reiki treats the whole person—including body, emotions, mind, and spirit—creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being. If you have particular injuries that you are currently healing, I can bring additional healing Reiki energy to the injury during the massage. Let me know when you schedule your appointment, and we can discuss your needs in detail during our chat in my Manhattan studio before the massage begins.