Intuitive Therapeutic Massage


Assalamu Alaykum,

I went for a massage recently not realizing it was an intuitive massage, something I hadn’t heard of until then.

The therapist is able to sense the stress in the body as well as “talk” to the body via intuitive means, concentrating on certain parts of the body. After the session I was told that I was on a spiritual journey, seeking something but I wasn’t connecting with my soul, that I had a spiritual journey to fulfill and that my soul feels it wants to be around nature. She felt that my coming to her was not coincidence and that she could help me get to the spiritual place that I want to be.

This woman is not Muslim, but most of what she said was pretty accurate as I am on a spiritual journey and seeking…

Does Islam view this practice as acceptable?



Alaykum Salam,

Most everyone is on a spiritual journey and loves nature. It is best for the person who lays hands on another not only to be Muslim but also to have wudu’. Short of that at least it is okay if the person has a good and gentle soul; but leave the spiritual guidance to Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (Allah bless his secret)!

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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