Massage, the oldest, most instinctual touch therapy, uses hands on manipulation of muscles and connective tissues, various techniques and pressures, to achieve pain relief and relaxation. Swedish Massage is the kneading of the muscles and long strokes . Deep Tissue Massage uses deeper pressure, a more focused touch to specific trouble areas. AshiatsuMassage is massage with the feet instead of the hands. All of the above methods are still used.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means "universal life energy" in Japanese. Reiki practitioners are trained to detect and alleviate problems of energy flow on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Chakras, the energy centers aligned in the body, are cleared, energized, and powered up. Reiki is used in much the same way as Massage Therapy is used—to relieve stress and pain, and to improve the symptoms of various health conditions.
Now providing I.E.T. , Integrated Energy Therapy!!
To me, I.E.T. is a beautiful, heartfelt method of healing. Like Reiki, it is a gentle touch hands on approach, targeted to release emotion stuck or held in the tissues/organs. A clearing is performed if the client is ready to release an emotion, and a positive emotion is integrated to that space. Very powerful and moving!