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Discussion in 'Indian Head Massage' started by HayleyLauren, Feb 22, 2011.

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  1. tamvzo

    tamvzo New Member

    Jan 20, 2011

    Actually it doesn't matter whether chakras exist or not. It's a holistic model to understand psycho-physiological patterns within our mind-body complex. The problem with science is that it can't prove it, label it or categorise it and so they "chuck out the baby with the bathwater". The problem with religion (ie christianity) is that they label and categorise, so when something appears that can't be labelled and categorised within their own system they "chuck out the baby with the bathwater".

    When I work on a client's neck (as an example), often I work the upper chest to provide an "anterior neck release". I could also say that I'm working the throat chakra, and may be the neck problem is a energetic imbalance in this chakra. Doesn't matter to me what paradigm or model I'm using, what is important is the results, and communication with the client in a language they can understand.

    May be as therapists, we should be more open-minded to our clients opinions.

    Best Wishes

  2. Mr.Boss

    Mr.Boss New Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    I am a Christian Holistic Massage Therapist and use Indian Head Massage.

    I used to carry out Reiki but that stopped when I became a Christian 4 years ago, along with my referring to chakras etc. This is not because of any set of 'rules' that Christianity has put on me, but due to my own relationship with Jesus that has led me to change my views. Reiki and chakras are not mentioned in the Bible at all.

    I now know that I can pray and ask for healing directly from God, and have seen more healings and benefits of this is a few short years than in the previous 15 years of new age stuff.

    However, I do still carry out indian head massage - there is nothing to be scared of with it - it is a massage plain and simple! I also practice acupressure massage techniques and have received acupuncture. These can be practised without the eastern spiritual belief system attached to it.

    I did some training last year in indian head massage, and when it came to looking at the belief system both myself and a Muslim in the class said that we didn't believe in that. It did not hinder us as practitioners in any way.

    I think it is a shame for people to miss out on a treatment because of fear - but a person must feel comfortable in order to get the best out of it.

    As for yoga, the reason that as a Christian I would not practise it is that many of the positions are symbols of worship to other gods. I believe there is only one God and He tells me not to worship anything before Him.

    Hope this helps!
  3. Joe B

    Joe B Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Sorry but I think you are quite wrong here. Hatha yoga consists of a series of asanas (positions) which are quite simply physical stretches for different parts of the body. There's no worship of other gods in it at all.
  4. Selly

    Selly Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    There are a lot of things that Christians do that aren't in the bible, IMHO seems to be a bit of cherry picking.

  5. ForumTeam

    ForumTeam Member

    Feb 7, 2010
    Hi HLL

    Reiki is a form of hands-on healing and hands-on healing is mentioned in the bible. Reiki may not be mentioned as it is a Japanese term. After all the bible comes from the middle east.

    The only difference is what you prefer. A bit like preferring Kit Kat over Toblerone ;-)

    Are you sure that chakras are not mentioned in the bible???

    So what's the story about Jacob's ladder? Isn't this a story about Jacob having a kundalini experience, as this "energy" surges through the chakras causing an enlightening experience?

    Isn't there in the bible various other coded descriptions of chakras, ie the "seven seals", the "wedding suit/dress", and "144,000 written of the forehead". This is all esoteric terminology.

    Best Wishes

  6. no name

    no name Member

    Sep 16, 2009
    Neither are a million other things I expect you partake of on a daily basis!
  7. x3xiaoqi

    x3xiaoqi Member

    Oct 24, 2009
    I do find it strange that being a Christian means you can't do something like yoga....As a practising Hindu, I have no problem praying in a Christian church and would also be happy to worship God in a synagogue or mosque - or on a bus or in the park or anywhere really. What is it with all these religions that think their God is the only good God. Don't people realise that if there is one God - which is mostly what they say, apart from Hinduism which has millions and Buddhism that has none - then it's the same God that everyone worships under whatever name. I just don't get all this 'my God is better than your God' stuff. Sorry, off topic, smack my wrist!
  8. Lily Lily

    Lily Lily New Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    Oh Dear. If they really believed everything in the bible then surely these people would only buy 5 loaves and 2 fishes every week from Asda!!!!!!!

    I think this is so so sad as some people just do not want to look at anything else in life. The point is though they are the ones missing out on some amazing experiences.

    I had no idea until I read this that this could happen.

    My eyes have been opened more today

    Love and blessings

  9. micy33

    micy33 New Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    I was once asked by a university chaplain if I would do some massage at the student's union during exam time, but he very quickly rescinded his request when he noticed that Indian Head Massage was on my list of therapies.

    I asked him what the problem was, and he told me that he could not ask for my services as I was actively involved in the devil's work!

    I had to laugh, and it was not a big deal anyway, as he wanted me to give a 50% discount which he thought I should be happy to do just for the honour of being involved in God's work at the university!!

    I've always wondered what cleansing process he had to endure himself, as, when he found out about the 'dark side' of my work, he had already had a massage from me!!
  10. wfxgndol

    wfxgndol New Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    did Jesus not heal?
  11. 2FollowHim

    2FollowHim New Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    What a fascinating, amusing and thought-provoking debate.

    Last year I approached a few local churches during 'Autumn Fayre Season' offering to provide therapy taster sessions. For ease, simplicity and sheer practicality I mentioned IHM in the first instance. Well, in the chilly silence that followed I was sure I could hear strains of the Omen soundtrack tootling down the phone line. Honestly, I was flabbergastered at the sense of unease, mistrust and hostility conveyed in the curt rejections.

    I was hurt and un-nerved by this, and my confidence and optimism were crushed for some time. I'd had cheerful hopes of offering a similar service to church coffee mornings etc too, but haven't gone anywhere near since.

    This discussion has at least reassured me in a rather sad way that my rejection wasn't as personal as it felt at the time. I smile wryly about it now, but really - what a pitiful shame. Where are the open mind and hearts......?

  12. Lychold

    Lychold New Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    I remember several years ago talking to a couple of friends about Reiki, one of them laughed and said they had a relative that got someone to come over to give Reiki to their dead cat, the other one (who is a staunch Catholic) said that it was "evil and magic and shouldn't be messed with". My partner reckons that was a joke, I'm not so sure. Another mate I was saying about Reiki to said "oh, that's weird" So I learnt very quickly not to take any comments personally & agree to disagree with regards to Reiki or any other treatments. Maybe I'm just an evil weird magician that gives Reiki to dead cats. ( I wonder how would that affect my cat allergy.... )

    Never had any negative comments about IHM or any of the other treatments I do.
  13. Lois20

    Lois20 Member

    Oct 2, 2009
    When people rejects ideas, they are just indicating just how shrunken their consciousness has become. The nomal response to such people most people experience is disbelief, shock etc but it actually deserves compassion. Compassion because the Unbound, Infinite Self has managed to get bound by so many beliefs and ideaologies. The universal is mistakenly being perceived as mine and thine.
    There will come a time when their consciousness will expand too. It is only a matter of time. If not now, sometime later in eternity.
  14. himanshu c

    himanshu c New Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    This illustrates an important point, which is that some of these fundamentalists apparently live in a constant state of FEAR and imagined vulnerability. Which is the opposite of what I'd expect from a true spirituality, which ought surely to enhance confidence. Unreasonable fear is normally based on ignorance. In this case, those condemning alt/comp therapies have not studied the said therapies. and if they really think the Bible condemns such therapies, then they've not studied the Bible either.

    It always astonishes me how little some fundamentalists really know about the Bible, despite claiming to base their lives on it. I've read it from cover to cover, and I can assure you that it doesn't mention reiki, ihm, acupuncture, or any other type of alt/comp therapy.
  15. howkom

    howkom New Member

    Sep 18, 2012
    religion and massage is a weird combo no?
  16. ladykiller_2004

    ladykiller_2004 Active Member

    Aug 9, 2013
    Nice what massage is that
  17. Shama

    Shama Newbie

    Dec 28, 2013
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    It is really hard for me to understand how anyone could take a sentence out of a book which has been compiled centuries after Jesus' time, was translated from Aramaic to Greek to Latin to English, was changed and re-interpreted many times by various councils, which exists in all kinds of translations which don't always agree with each other, and is sometimes contradicted by old texts like the Dead Sea Scrolls, and which had sections which were totally deleted from it by the church and are hidden from view in the Vatican library - and now someone points a finger at one sentence in that book and uses it to condemn IHM.

    This is even more bizarre considering that Jesus was a Jew from the middle East, not an American Christian, and there is a good likelyhood that he spent some of his "missing years" in India. His supposed grave is worshiped in Kashmir and the Asian lore includes tales about Jesus (and that stems from the days when there was no easy communication between continents). So if Jesus had no quarrels with India, why do his followers portray anything eastern as "being of the devil"? If all that is true or not, it at least shows that the Christian version of history is not the only interpretation of it.

    From what I know from the Bible, we are supposed to love our neighbors and I don't recall any exclusion of other nationalities or religions in that statement. I can only say that those Christians who avoid oriental massage styles based on religious arguments are missing out on a lot of beneficial, therapeutic, and wonderful healing arts work.
  18. SumanD

    SumanD Newbie

    Jul 20, 2014
    is there anything actually which is Christian Indian Head massage.....I do not get it......

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