There are several approaches to healing in the field of wellness that are gaining favour within both the alternative and mainstream communities, one of which is known as Reiki. This energy healing method has become a huge sensation, with wellness practitioners and health experts alike singing the praises of Reiki.
What Is Reiki?
Reiki is an energy healing method in which a Reiki master guides the passage of healthy energy (known in Reiki as "life force energy") through the body to decrease stress and promote healing.
Energy may become stagnant in the body where there has been physical harm or even mental suffering, these energy blockages can lead to disease over time.
Energy treatments, including Reiki, acupuncture or acupressure, seeks to improve the flow of energy and eliminate blockages. Reiki increases the flow of energy in and around the body allowing for relaxation, pain relief, faster healing, and a reduction in other symptoms of sickness.
What are the health benefits of Reiki?
Reiki is linked to a range of physical and emotional health benefits, including better sleep, improved mood, and pain relief. Research suggests Reiki helps your body return to a state of relaxation, which allows it to heal from damage brought on by stress, injury, or disease.
There is evidence that Reiki, when used in conjunction with other established medical treatments, can help individuals recover from surgery and manage diseases such as cancer and AIDS symptoms.
Reiki, according to practitioners, channels universal energy known as ki, which is pronounced "chi." This is the same energy that is used in tai chi.
This energy is said to enter the body. Reiki practitioners point out that, while this energy cannot be measured using contemporary scientific tools, many people who tune in to it can feel it.
Experential evidence suggests that it may induce deep relaxation, help people cope with difficulties, relieve emotional stress, and improve overall well-being.
Conditions that people have used Reiki to help treat include:
· heart disease
· chronic pain
· neurodegenerative disorders
· Crohn’s disease
People suffering from specific medical problems may be interested in incorporating Reiki into their normal treatment regimen. Reiki, for example, may be useful to certain cancer patients because it can help them relax. Reiki therapy's gentle nature may be calming to patients who are feeling overwhelmed by intrusive therapy, fear, and worry.
Individuals report varying levels of satisfaction. Some describe that the practitioner's hands feel heated, while others experience cooling hands and pulsing waves. The most typical testimonials are of stress relief and profound relaxation.
What happens during a Reiki session?
A Reiki practitioner will softly move their hands above or close to the body in a number of postures during a session. Each hand position targets a different region of the body, such as the head, shoulders, stomach, and feet, and is held for 3 to 10 minutes, depending on the individual's needs. During sessions, generally between 45m and 60m, there is minimal to no discussion.
Reiki treatments are usually given in a quiet, private location by practitioners. The therapy, on the other hand, can take place anywhere. During a session, the client will be fully dressed and will sit in a comfortable chair or recline on a table.
After that, the practitioner will softly lay their hands on or over particular parts of the client's head, limbs, and body. They usually hold their hands in these postures for 3–10 minutes.
If there is a particular injury, such as a burn, the practitioner will hold their hands just above the wound.
Some Reiki techniques
The techniques that Reiki involves have names such as:
· extracting harmful energies
· smoothing and raking the aura
The number of sessions will vary, depending on what a client wishes to accomplish. Some clients prefer to have one session, while others have a series of sessions to work on a particular issue.
Reiki may be given remotely as the practitioner tunes in and connects energetically with the receiver. As energy is none local and not subject to the same physical laws of space as the physical world, the healing ‘ki’ may be sent instantly across any distance. Think of your telephone and the ability to chat with and see someone on the other side of the planet instantly if this seems unrealistic to you!!
Where can I find a Reiki Healer?
Here at Anahata our Professional team of Reiki Healers are dedicated to helping you restore balance in your life.
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