Reiki is a Japanese form of healing and it is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. But what makes it so unique?
It incorporates elements of just about every other alternative healing practice, such as, spiritual healing, auras, crystals, chakra balancing, meditation, aromatherapy, naturopathy and homoeopathy. Your session will involve the transfer of energy from practitioner to patient to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself through the balancing of energy. Thus, Reiki utilises specific techniques for restoring and balancing the natural life force energy within the body.
This approach is a holistic, natural, hands-on energy healing system that touches on all levels: body, mind and spirit. The Japanese word Reiki (pronounced ray-key) represents universal life energy and the energy which is all around us, furthermore, derived from rei, meaning “free passage” or “transcendental spirit” and ki, meaning “vital life force energy” or “universal life energy”.
What is Reiki?
Practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize. Unlike other healing therapies, Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced. Furthermore, the energy created has several basic effects which include deep relaxation, destroying of energy blockages, detoxifying of the system. All of which provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy and increases the vibration frequency of the body.
The laying of hands is used in Reiki therapy as in spiritual healing but there is a difference. In spiritual healing, a person with a strong energy field places his or her hands above a particular part of the recipient’s body to release energy into it. So, here the healer is the one who is sending out the energy. In Reiki, the healer places the hands above the recipient but it is the recipient that draws the energy as needed. Thus the individual being healed takes an active part in the healing process.
History of this practise
Believed to have begun in Tibet several thousand years ago. Seers in the Orient studied energies and developed a system of sounds /symbols for universal healing energies. Various healing systems emerged from this single root system, unfortunately, the source itself was forgotten. Dr Mikao Usui rediscovered the root system in the mid to late 1800s and began an extensive twenty-one-year study of the healing phenomena of history’s greatest spiritual leaders. He discovered ancient sounds and symbols that linked directly to the human body and nervous system which activate the universal life energy for healing. Mikao called this form of healing Reiki and taught it throughout Japan until his death around 1893.
There are no contraindications for Reiki.
- Dissolves energy blocks and promotes natural balance between mind, body and spirit;
- Increases energy levels;
- Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension;
- Clears the mind and improves focus;
- Accelerates the body’s self-healing ability;
- Aids better sleep;
- Reduces blood pressure;
- Helps relieve pain;
- Assists the body in cleansing itself from toxins;
- Supports the immune system;
- Helps spiritual growth and emotional cleansing;
- Promotes creativity; and
- Compliments medical treatment.
The great thing about reiki is that one does not have to be ill to experience the benefits.
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Conditions Reiki can treat
This healing technique can be a great benefit to many conditions by helping you deal with the pain, release emotions attached to the symptom and assist in healing the ailment. Some of the many conditions reiki can treat are as follows:
- Skin conditions;
- Back problems;
- Low Self Esteem;
- Poor Self Confidence;
- and many more;