Have you ever wondered what Reiki is, How it works and what the actual benefits are of having a session?
1. REIKI IS A HEALING TECHNIQUE
Reiki is a simple, safe energy healing technique used for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing, which was developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. The word Reiki combines two Japanese words - Rei which means ‘Spiritual Wisdom’ and Ki or ‘Universal Life Energy’. In a way, Reiki is a special kind of Ki that is guided by spiritual consciousness (spiritually guided life energy).
2. CELEBS ARE ALL ABOUT IT
A well-known advocate of Reiki is TV doctor, Mehmet Oz (“Dr Oz”).Other celebrities who reportedly practice Reiki include Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.
3. IF YOUR LIFE FORCE ENERGY IS LOW, YOU MIGHT CATCH A COLD
When something is alive, its ‘life force energy’ is flowing and surrounding. However, when it dies the life force energy leaves. If a person’s life force energy is low there’s more susceptibility to illness. When life force energy is high and flowing, it supports health and wellbeing.
4. YOU STAY FULLY-CLOTHED DURING A SESSION
In some ways, there is no ‘typical’ Reiki session, setting or procedure. However, a complete Reiki treatment session is usually given to a fully clothed person who’s lying on a treatment table, covered by a blanket. Reiki is offered through gentle, non-intrusive touch and can be done in conjunction with crystal healing. The healer’s hands are placed and held on various locations on the body, often corresponding to our main energy centres (chakras).Reiki does not involve pressure or physical manipulation and is usually a deeply enjoyable and relaxing experience for the client.
5. IT CAN BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
There is a strong connection between our brain and our body and sickness can sometimes become a case of mind over matter. This area of medicine is called Psychoneuroimmunology. Not controlling your psychological stress may increase your chances of becoming unwell.
Reiki assists with stress reduction and relaxation through helping calm and balance all the energy centres. Reiki helps curb distressing thoughts and feelings that weaken the flow of our life force energy, creating more freedom for positive, enlightening thoughts that connects our mind, body and spirit. Through supporting the healthy flow of energy within the energy systems you can achieve optimum health and wellbeing throughout the body.
6. IT CAN GIVE YOU A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP
Reiki is a soothing, relaxing energy healing method that can assist with stress reduction through helping to calm the energy centres. This can help people suffering from sleeping difficulties, in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.
7. IT CAN'T FIX EVERYTHING
It’s important to view Reiki healing as a form of complementary therapy used in conjunction with conventional/mainstream medical treatment and advice.