What is Reiki?
Reiki is a type of energy healing that originated in Japan that aims to improve overall health and enhance the quality of life. It follows a traditional pattern of various hand positions, resting without putting pressure on or above the body.
Reiki which means "universal life energy" in Japanese was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and continues to evolve as a result of dedication, research and experience. His methods and traditions were passed through several Reiki grandmasters. Reiki helps the body emotionally and spiritually and it is open to any belief system.
How Does Reiki Work?
Reiki works by channeling the positive energy into the person's body, with the help of Reiki masters and practitioners. Typically, they place their hands on the affected areas of the body that need boosting, offering the energy while the body takes it to the areas most needed.
The free flow of positive energy may bring a near immediate sensation of relief to a person as it helps in releasing tension, lessening the impact of stress and replacing negative energy with the positive one. Some people refer to this positive energy as the life force as it can indeed bring a new life to a stressed out, tired body.
What are the Benefits of Reiki?
Reiki is a technique designed for stress reduction and promoting relaxation as well. In addition, several people use Reiki for healing. It should be noted that Reiki is not to be used as a cure for any disease or illness, but it may help the body create an environment that facilitates healing. Reiki is an excellent tool to be used as a complement to other traditional medicine. It can improve the results of medical treatment, reduce its side effects and shorten healing time. That explains why it is widely used to support the healing of many conditions, including:
- Chronic pain
- Muscle pain
- Fear and phobias
- Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases
- Heart disease
What Can You Expect From Reiki?
During a session of Reiki treatment, the patient will lie on a padded table fully clothed. A session typically lasts from 60 to 90 minutes. Due to its gentle nature, several people are known to have fallen asleep during this healing session. Most of them reported feeling refreshed, warm or clear-headed after the healing session.
Reiki can be done from a distance as energy cannot be limited by time nor space. Distance Reiki can be carried out via phone or an online communication platform like Zoom. After the initial treatment session, the practitioner will discuss with the client how often they should receive Reiki based on their goals.
Is Reiki Safe?
Reiki is safe for everyone to use as it does not pose any side effects. Even people with medical conditions, pregnant women and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy can receive Reiki and experience its profound effects.