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What Is Reiki
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we 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 which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.
Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone.
What To Expect During Session
Many don’t know what to expect from a reiki session, but you have to understand it can be a very personal and individual experience. Everyone will feel things slightly differently. Your practitioner works a vessel to discharge vital energies within your body, allowing it to begin healing itself. Here’s some things you could expect from a reiki treatment.
Ethics: The session is your time and everything which passes between you will be kept confidential.
What to wear: Wear loose fitting clothes. Leave jewelry and belts at home. Your attire should allow for complete relaxation, easy breathing and completely free energy flow. Tying long hair back will allow your therapist to reach your important neck area more easily.
The room: Often the room will be dimly lit, there may be music playing or water fountains trickling. On most occasions the reiki will take place with you lying on a padded treatment couch to allow ease of access to energy centers (chakras) that run the length of the body. If any of these aspects feel they do not suit you, let your therapist know. This is your time, and your reiki treatment should be exactly how you want it.
Scanning: Initially your practitioner will do what is called a Byosen Scanning. Byo means sick and sen means line, and it means that the practitioner will be searching for areas of sickness in the body. This is a gentle stroking of the energy field around your body to check for any rips or tears. This may feel strange if they do not touch you, but it’s normal. This initial preparation increases the effectiveness of your reiki treatment many fold.
Flushing energy: As the reiki healer focuses on flushing energy through your body, you will feel more and more relaxed. Sometimes you may feel a slight tingling. Just be very open to the energy. The more open you are the more powerfully you will feel its effects.
Hand placing: Some Reiki therapists like to place their hands in a set sequence of places, and remaining there for 5-10 minutes. Others prefer to go more on intuition. Reiki energy goes to the parts of the body which need healing most. People often talk of a phenomenon called phantom hands which occurs when you almost feel like a second set of hands is on your body. This happens as the energy flushes through the body and concentrates on a needy place. This feels interesting but is not disturbing if you know to expect it! You might also feel really cold and start to shiver while others feel really hot. Many have even described a tingling feeling in a body part like pins and needles as if your leg is waking up after having fallen asleep. These feeling are also normal.
The Practitioner may also use crystals, pendulums and other tools to help them. Each practitioner is different. If you are uncomfortable with something that the practitioner is doing then please bring this to their attention.
After treatment: Many people say they leave a reiki treatment without the pain they went into the room with. Most say they feel very relaxed. Often the healing is more on an emotional or spiritual level, allowing the patient to connect more deeply with themselves. This spiritual healing forms the basis for physical healing. It is not unusual, some days after a reiki treatment, for quite intense emotions to rear their heads. The powerful energy release can often stir people to face things they may have been avoiding. Once addressed it is very usual for the patient to feel a lot better about life and their health in general. Most people look forward with great anticipation of the relaxation of their next reiki treatment.
Benefits Of Reiki
The following are six benefits of reiki treatment explained in brief:
Self Care Tool
It works as a self-care tool, as you can apply it on yourself too. You can learn and perform this activity on yourself, and it will de-stress you in every possible way. It will help you to get rid of all the energy blockages and provide you with healing power.
Reiki Calms The Mind
It is a peaceful therapy and will connect your soul to your heart and mind. It will also help you to clear your energy from any negativity. You will be able to focus on the negativities and know when you are holding on to them. It will calm your mind and will enable you to relax completely.
Scientific studies and researches have shown that reiki treatment has helped people suffering from different kinds of pain and other symptoms. It is proven to be the most effective therapy in many cases. People who took part in this treatment have their anxiety and pain levels decreased.
Creates Balance And Harmony
Reiki can be useful in restoring the overall balance of your body in terms of mentally, physically, and emotionally. It will help all your body parts to work in harmony. It will augment their natural healing abilities, and this would improve your overall wellbeing and health. This practice is helpful for everyone.
Treats Symptoms Associated With Cancer
Reiki does not cure cancer entirely, but it can be beneficial in reducing the symptoms associated with it, like pain, fatigue, and depression. It will help people in dealing with tiredness and pain that occurs after the cancer treatment. Similarly, it will give relief to people suffering from other diseases like migraines, asthma, and sciatica.
Healing Inflammation And Infections
If someone is suffering from stress and depression, it will give rise to many other ailments too. Reiki will not only reduce stress but will also strengthen the body’s immune system and allow it to heal the infections and inflammations. Similarly, reiki can turn very useful during pregnancy. A pregnant woman will be able to deal with pregnancy stress, joint pains, and frequent infections with the help of this practice.
Hence, reiki is helping many people in various ways to deal with different diseases and pains. It would be best if you did not wait further, as it has proven to be very useful. You should take out some time from your busy schedule and give it a try, as it will heal your body, giving it a healthy environment to work efficiently.