It seems like these days, most of us are on the hunt for anything to make us feel happier, healthier, and more balanced. And even though I’ve been sticking with my workout routine, eating as healthy as possible, and keeping my work/life balance in check to the best of my abilities, I’m still searching for other ways to improve my everyday happiness and quality of life.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a subtle healing practice that originated in Japan in the early 20th century. Light, still touch in a sequence of hand placements invites a meditative state that’s calming and balancing. A quiet, relaxed body and mind gives a foundation for healing and as a result, Reiki treatment elicits a self-healing response. On the surface, Reiki treatment promotes release of tension and stress, relief of pain, lessening of anxiety and greater clarity. At a deeper level, Reiki treatment gently and subtly connects us to a place of inner spaciousness and peace clearing the mind, restoring the body and refreshing the spirit.
Why Choose Reiki?
With so many health and wellness options out there, why should someone give Reiki a try? With the increase of stress and pressure in our daily lives (personal, professional and everything in between), it’s understandably difficult to find time to deal and reset within our day. Reiki, similar to meditation, provides us this reset that can be just as powerful in 10 minutes as it is in 60 minutes. We all experience imbalances and challenges reveal themselves in different ways, but the connectivity and balance that Reiki provides creates this lasting and powerful foundation for us all to live each day as our best selves. Who wouldn’t want to live their best life? If you’re looking to create an alignment in mind, body and soul, Reiki could be a great option for you.
How Do You Find a Reiki Healer?
More and more holistic doctors, wellness centers and even fitness studios (yoga, pilates, etc.) are referring clients to Reiki practitioners or are offering treatments themselves.
What Happens During Reiki?
During a Reiki treatment you will lie or sit comfortably and the Reiki practitioner will place their hands on or near the body, allowing the Reiki energy to flow.
How many treatments you are likely to need?
This depends on what you are hoping for from Reiki. As a natural healing method it is good to allow plenty of time for Reiki to have an effect, so a series of treatments is going to be more benefical than a single treatment in most cases. How many you personally need should be discussed with your practitioner at your first session and reviewed as you go through treatments.
Reiki is a healing process that anyone can benefit from in the normal course of their life that aims at restoring a greater sense of balance and harmony. Research using animals and even bacteria suggests it has the ability to reverse stress-induced conditions.
It should not, however, be a regarded as a cure for conditions. As a natural form of healing Reiki can support and enchance other forms of treatment. It has no contr-inducations and is suitable for both people and animals. It can be given with hands on (touching) or hands off (non-touch). Most people find receiving it extremely relaxing and calming. Those receiving Reiki do not have to take off any clothing, barring perhaps footwear. Most importantly anyone can learn it and give Reiki to themselves on a daily basis.