What is reiki, and can reiki benefit you?
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. Reiki is a Japanese technique that aims to promote healing, which is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy (Chi) flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If your life force energy (Chi) is low, then you are more susceptible to sickness or feeling stress. If it is high, you are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power and Ki/Chi which is life force energy. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
Reiki is a non-invasive therapy that can be used without fear of any side effects or overdose. It may be used with confidence alongside conventional medication or natural remedies.
As running water smoothes the jagged edges of rock until it is small enough to roll away, Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki restores balance into one’s life.
A Reiki Treatment
The method of receiving Reiki treatment from the practitioner is a very simple process. The recipient simply lies on a couch and relaxes. If they are unable to lie down, the treatment can be given in a sitting position. The main thing is for the recipient to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki energy will pass through anything. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively onto the person. The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms. A full treatment usually takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
What can Reiki help with?
It is possible to heal at any level of being: physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Acute injuries can be helped to heal more quickly. In the case of chronic or terminal illness there is usually a great benefit and enhancement in quality of life, giving a sense of peace and acceptance during the time remaining.
What Are The Benefits?
The energy of Reiki can be used to great effect in many ways. Whether one is suffering from stress or tension, and the many symptoms associated with this, or wishing to improve the quality of relationships at home or at work, the beneficial effects of Reiki occur at many levels. Reiki encourages and supports positive personal changes, Reiki is a gentle energy and may be used safely by all ages, including the newborns, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly, regardless of their state of health.
How Often Do I Need To Have Treatment?
This is entirely personal choice. It will always be the subject of your own preferences, and can be changed at any time according to progress. Although even one Reiki session can make a difference, it is usually more effective to have a course of regular treatments. This may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly, depending on the needs of the individual.