Have you ever wondered about Reiki and Chakra facials? If you’re like me, you love a good facial. An hour or so of steaming, exfoliation, and extractions to achieve glowing, healthy skin? Yes, please! The only downfall is a facial only treats, well, the face. 

This is what led to my discovering Reiki and Chakra facials — a type of facial that treats the skin, body, and mind as a whole by balancing and aligning your energy. 

What Is Reiki? 

Chakra and reiki healing, while they’re made up of similar concepts, come from very different places — with chakra healing stemming from ancient India and Reiki from Japan in the early 1900’s.

There are a few more differentiators when it comes to how Reiki and chakra healing are practiced. But before we get into that, let’s quickly break down what Reiki is. (If you’d like to learn more about chakras, check out our blog about how to heal your crown chakra.)

Reiki is described as “a safe, gentle, non-invasive form of natural hands-on, energy based healing”. In reiki healing, energy flows through the practitioner’s hands. Using a series of different hand positions, your healer will guide you in the process of balancing your life force.

The gentle touch improves the flow of energy throughout your body — reducing stress and anxiety while supporting your overall health. The goal here is to become more emotionally, physically, and mentally balanced. 

So What Is a Reiki or Chakra Facial? 

While every practitioner will have their own approach to reiki or chakra facials, they are all grounded in the idea of having the client (that’s you) open themselves up and identify areas of stress in their lives. This is to pinpoint areas that may need more healing. 

With that in mind, most appointments will start with a brief consultation to get a feel of what kind of treatment will best promote healing within you specifically. This treatment includes both the steps of a typical facial and the chakra or reiki healing. 

The main difference between a reiki and chakra balancing session is the source through which the practitioner conducts the energy. Reiki uses hand positions, as we mentioned above. But chakra healers use a variety of stones and crystals to remove blockages and improve the flow of energy throughout your body. Both healing sessions will include some sort of guided meditation or prayer to promote mental and emotional healing as well. 

Benefits of Reiki and Chakra Facials 

Regular facials are wonderful. There’s no denying that. But reiki and chakra facials employ holistic healing techniques that improve your overall emotional, mental, and physical health. The treatments are also more personalized to you and your areas of concern. 

People report results from clear and glowing skin, to feeling more balanced and cathartic release. If you’ve been feeling like you could use a rebalancing, a reiki or chakra facial may be worth a try!