What is Reiki?
Reiki (“ray-key”) is a Japanese technique for relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui who lived in Japan during the nineteenth century. Reiki is a warm and soothing energy that flows from the palms of the hands to the client, promoting relaxation and releasing tension.
Usui Reiki is a simple yet profound form of natural healing for the body, mind, and spirit. Reiki treatments are uniquely personal and the healing adapts to the needs of each recipient. Rei means "universal," and ki (or chi), in Chinese, means "Life Force Energy." Along with physical healing, many people also find Reiki as a path to personal and spiritual growth.
Although Reiki is often considered a form of complimentary medicine, all healing is really about self-healing. We must take responsibility for our own healing and take an active part in it for healing to occur. Complimentary therapies, such as Reiki, can help to restore the body's natural equilibrium and balance and when the body is relaxed and in balance it can cope with everyday stresses and strains of life much more effectively.
How Does Reiki Work?
Many traditions believe that we are born with an abundance of energy. We are able to replenish this energy more easily when we are young, but it is not as easy to do when we get older. This results in a lack of energy that can leave us feeling fatigued and prone to developing illness or disease. This depletion of energy can also lead to stress and anxiety that may prevent us from living up to our full potential.
Forms of energy healing, like Reiki, can help to reverse, or at least mitigate these symptoms of energy loss. During Reiki, energy is transmitted throughout he palms to help bring the person back into a state of balance. When we achieve this rebalancing of life force energy, we are more able to diminish or prevent illness and disease, find peace and contentment, and to enjoy life to the fullest.
The body's health must be approached as a whole. You cannot treat the symptoms without addressing the cause, and vice-versa. The body, like everything in the universe, is composed of energy. Restore balance to the body's energy, and you will restore the emotional and physical symptoms that are a result of disrupted energy. Reiki healing can help restore this balance on all levels!
What are the Benefits of Reiki?
Reiki is beneficial for men, women, children, and even pets! Each person’s path to healing is unique, and the benefits experienced with Reiki are varied and numerous, including:
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Accelerates healing
- Promotes relaxation
- Improves quality and quantity of sleep
- Strengthens the immune system
- Supports recovery from illness and pain
- Promotes physical, emotional, and mental balancing
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