Ancient healing practices originating in India believed that the human body is made up of seven chakras or energy circles. These chakras form an important part of human existence and are central to practices such as yoga, reiki, and acupuncture. The theory of chakras is believed to have travelled east from India into China and Japan and is therefore deeply rooted in Asian medical history.
The seven chakras in the human body correspond to the seven vital organs. Free flowing energy in these chakras denotes a healthy body and mind. However, obstructions in the energy circles cause illness and discomfort.
The Western school of thought tended to disregard the theory of chakras as it is not visible to the eye and therefore cannot be proved. In recent times, however, there has been a growing change with a lot of people turning to alternative therapy that is rooted in the chakra system. Studies are proving the efficacy of these treatments to resolve stress, anxiety and other physical ailments.
The chakras in our body can be likened to power stations that collectively add to the life force of an individual. They are located vertically from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Over time, poor lifestyle choices and negative energy can cause an unbalancing of these chakras. This can lead to ill health and problems like depression and anxiety. Healing techniques like reiki therapy, massages, Ayurveda, hot stone therapy, and aromatherapy can help to restore balance and usher in a happier state of life.
There are several different types of chakra balancing massages. In certain practices, the healer concentrates on points in the body that correspond to the chakras. By gently rubbing these points in a clockwise fashion, the masseuse helps to remove obstructions from the chakra in question.