Defined by the International Center for Reiki as “a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing”, reiki is something that’s been growing in popularity for years. It’s based on the concept of life force energy flowing through us (think Yoda and the force in Star Wars).
How does it work?
A practitioner lays their hands on recipients and hovers over the chakras, helping restore their energy flow. If you’re feeling stressed, run-down or dealing with exhaustion, reiki explains that this is because your prana/chi/life force is low. Reiki practitioners act as a conduit to bring you back to a stronger life force flow.
There’s science behind it
People who receive Reiki treatments experience mental clarity, decreased anxiety, pain relief, and improved overall wellness. Studies have shown this happens because reiki stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system.
Here are a few ways Reiki can help you. As always, keep an open mind and an open heart when approaching a new modality. We are all connected. We are all vibrating on different frequencies; reiki helps us balance out and find higher, positive frequencies.
Helps reduce depression
Research has indicated that recipients show an increase in positive feelings after just one reiki session. Anxiety decreases as your reiki practitioner help you to attune your energy. Over time, anger, stress and general anxiety diminish.
Reiki helps to heal from the inside out, working to restore the natural state of balance and harmony. It has been used to unblock romantic love issues, strengthen connections with loved ones and improve mental clarity. If you’re feeling a little foggy, reiki may be the way to go.
Relief from physical pain and tension
On top of the many emotional benefits, reiki can provide, many people experience relief from physical pain after Reiki sessions. Clearing blockages in the body’s meridians allow our vital life force to flow normally and restore overall health. Reiki provides a deep sense of relaxation, which can lead to an improved immune system, lower blood pressure and the relaxation of tense, painful muscles.
Reiki is commonly turned to as a last-ditch effort, but it should also be considered as a part of your wellness maintenance regime. Prevention is the key to health, so why not incorporate reiki into your self-care routine now, while you’re feeling well? Breeding balance and calm help to keep the body performing at an optimum level, staving off illness. Prevent future ailments of the body and mind by learning to administer reiki to yourself, or find a local practitioner and start receiving sessions.
New trends seem to pop up all day long in our social media feeds. Don’t be overwhelmed—just read up on any modality you plan to try before you proceed. Reiki has been around for quite some time. It’s a safe, gentle healing system that may be of help to you.
Thanks for reading, and here’s to your health!