WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REIKI AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Reiki is an ancient form of hands on healing which helps with the flow of stagnant energy in the body. When energy is stagnant, it can become trapped and cause tension, pain, and even illness and physical injury.
Reiki comes from the Japanese words ‘Rei’ and ‘Ki’ meaning God and Universal energy. It is this ‘life energy’ which practitioners use to create an inflow of energy between the universe, them and the patient.
The current form of Reiki known by most people has been in use since its development in 1922 by Mikao Usui, prior to our use of Usui Reiki, people have been practicing hands on healings for about 2500 years. It can be said that it is part of our natural instincts.
Reiki is a form of energy healing, where I act as a channel for this healing energy to improve the flow of energy in my patients to aid in the healing of the emotional, mental and physical body.
Energy Healing invokes a power that is intangible, effected purely through the use of Energy, Prana, Ki, Chi or Light. This universal energy is both subtle and powerful, is the essence of all created and living things.
The first thing most practitioners will do is speak with the patient, followed by reading a patient's energy so we gain an understanding of what needs to be healed. This way, we can direct our energy in such a way that it brings about benefit and relief for the patient.
Energy healing in the way of Reiki is often complementary to other treatments. It will not interfere with medicine, surgery, physical therapies, supplements, dietary adjustments, or analysis. It is a gentle way to boost Life Force into your organs and your body systems.
Some practitioners work with their patients over one session. I like to do my healings over three sessions, as I find it can take time between sessions to encourage the healing further. I look at it as a glass of muddy water that is being filled with clear water in every session. When Sensei Usui opened his clinics in Japan in the early 1900’s , he encouraged his patients to have daily treatments. That is why sometimes it is even valuable to learn Reiki 1 from a Certified Reiki Master, so you can do treatments on yourself.
Once I understand what my patient needs, I am able to work with the energy fields around the body, with the universal energy being transferred to the patient through my palms. I love to use essential oils during my treatments, favourites being Frankincense and Sandalwood, I also find great benefit in using my Chakra Balancing Blends with my patients, and often crystals.
Improving the flow of energy in and around the body helps to relieve physical and emotional pain, increase healing, encourages relaxation and reduces the symptoms of illness. Some of the many benefits of using reiki are:
Supports the immune system
Helps relieve pain
Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension
Accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities
Aids better sleep
Helps with blood pressure imbalances
Can help with chronic problems
Aides the breaking of addictions
Removes energy blockages
Brings the body into balance and harmony
Assists the body in cleansing itself from toxins
If you haven't tried it before, I hope that in some way or another you can experience the gentle light of Reiki in your life …. and if you have experienced Reiki in the past, I hope you have added much light into your day, and much healing into your body.
With you in healing