Spinal Flow Technique is its own distinct healing modality, but There are many different alternative health approaches and they don’t have to be in competition with each other. Taking care of your health in this age means we have so many options when it comes to self-care, so it’s common to see practitioners branching out to try new methods.
The Japanese spiritual practice of Reiki has similar fundamental beliefs to Spinal Flow Technique, as both healing modalities believe in the body’s ability to heal itself. Traditional Reiki is typically not a hands-on healing practice, though many trained practitioners combine the ancient Japanese healing therapy with massage.
Reiki is a type of energy healing. The word “Reiki” means “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign”, stemming from the Japanese words “rei” (universal) and “ki” (life energy). In a treatment session, practitioners place their hands lightly on top or just above different areas of the body using various hand shapes. Positions are held for two to five minutes, offering a transfer of energy.
Spinal Flow has shorter but deeper sessions than Reiki
In comparison to Reiki sessions, it’s often found that Spinal Flow treatment allows practitioners to go deeper with clients in a shorter amount of time. Bess Taylor from Spinal Flow Mount Tamborine, found that her motivation to train in Spinal Flow was its “point of difference”.
“I have previously studied Bowen Therapy, Kinesiology, Quantum Biofeedback Therapy, Reiki, and Access Consciousness,” she says. “The focus is on growing ‘ease’ in the body and [allows] the body to do it’s thing. My clients love that they still feel I am on particular access points, even when I have changed my hand position. They speak of heat and tingling through their spine and feeling totally relaxed.”
Bess also says that it’s been wonderful to have weekly mentoring in both the technique and the business side of things.
Spinal Flow sessions can treat multiple people at once
Compared to Reiki sessions that generally focused on treating single clients at a time, many Reiki practitioners found that Spinal Flow could treat multiple people at once. With group sessions, practitioners can make better use of time and simply treat a lot more people – without forgoing quality.
Linda Jury, a practitioner at Adelaide-based clinic Balanced Soul Mind & Body, was originally trained in Reiki and other energy healing techniques. However, she was drawn to Spinal Flow because of its ability to help people on all levels. And even in group treatments, the quality and results don’t falter.
“The science behind it helps people fully understand how their amazing body can heal,” says Linda. “I absolutely love Spinal Flow.”
Expanding into Spinal Flow gives positive results
Linda Breguet is another Reiki practitioner, who was looking for a modality to compliment her current techniques when she learned about Spinal Flow. With a history of working in mental health, Linda saw the toll emotions take on a person’s health on a daily basis. She aims to one day open her own practice.
“I am blown away by the 10-day course. The changes on everyone who participated was inspiring. Personally, my posture changed. My head was forward and is now almost back in the correct position. My shoulders were slumped and rolled forward, but they;ve now dropped, rolled back, and have softened through my upper back,” Linda says. “No headaches. My pelvis has rotated so my legs are the same length, as well as no sciatic or lower back pain. And I was able to release some emotions!”