Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.
The hands-on technique as well as distance reiki promotes stress reduction, relaxation, and healing. There are many lineages out there, and the one I am attuned to is Usui Reiki. The most effective lineages will be able to trace an unbroken line to the founder - in my case, Mikao Usui. There is a belief that Reiki energy has always existed and that it has been brought to Earth and harnessed by many people throughout human existence.
The system taught by masters of Usui Shiki Ryoho emphasizes the value of self-treatment as the core of the practice, encourages the treatment of family and friends, acknowledges this as a life-long practice through which the depth of the gifts of healing and growth are manifested.
benefits of reiki
Promote Harmony & Balance
Reiki takes a non-invasive approach to energy transfer that is extremely effective in promoting overall wellness. Through the energy transfer, the body is able to restore balance across all systems of the mind, body, and spirit. This creates harmony and allows people to continue in a positive lifestyle.
Relaxes and Releases Tension From The Body
Reiki encourages us to simply just "be". Through pure relaxation the receiver has the opportunity to clear out their mind and release built up tension and stress the body holds on to. The energy transfer may help you feel peaceful, relaxed and light. When we allow the body to experience deep relaxation we open up the door to be in touch with our inner voice of truth.
Breaks Down Energy Blocks and Balances The Mind, Body, and Spirit
Regular Reiki treatment promotes the consistent and unlocked flow of energy throughout the body. This allows people to feel less stress, enhances learning and memory, promotes mental clarity, and physical healing/ less physical pain. When energy passageways are blocked, positive energy cannot flow to certain parts of the body, which results in mood swings, fear, anger, pain, and more. Reiki can help keep these passages clear.
Cleanses Body of Toxins and Supports Immune System
Reiki technique is used to remind our bodies how to go back into the “repair” or “self-healing” state of rest and digest. By triggering this state, our bodies begin to cleanse themselves of useless energies. It also allows the body to protect itself from exhaustion, burnout, or immune system failure.
Clears The Mind and Improves Focus
Reiki reminds receivers to be in the present moment. The positive energy transfer allows the mind to focus on current events, not hold onto past mistakes, and not fret on anxieties about the future. This will help with accepting how life is unfolding and will help promote positive reactions to situations, people, and circumstances.
Helps You Sleep Better
You can always expect to feel extremely relaxed after a Reiki session. This kind of relaxation helps our bodies to sleep better, to heal better, and to think more clearly. It is not uncommon for people to fall asleep entirely during a Reiki Session.
Helps Spiritual Growth and Emotional Cleansing
Reiki addresses the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—not just the physical being. This means that the positive energy transfer through Reiki is extremely helpful in elevating the receiver’s mood and general attitude towards life. The healing that starts from within will reflect on their decisions and perspective on the outside.
Accelerates The Body’s Self-Healing Ability
Reiki balances your internal body levels to return to a near-natural state. This means that your breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, circulation, and other bodily systems will improve. This normal balance will allow your body to heal itself from within.
There are many ways that an individual can benefit from Reiki. It is important to note that Reiki does not target one particular problem within the body but rather targets everything at once. Energy transfer is the most powerful tool in healing in this way as it heals all related elements of a particular condition.