What is Reiki?
Reiki is a natural and safe Japanese healing technique that works by reducing stress and promoting relaxation. The word Reiki means “Universal Life Energy”. The idea behind this technique is that unseen energies flow through our bodies keeping them in working order. If the energy levels are low, or blocked, the body responds with sickness, aches and pains or feeling mentally stressed or not quite yourself. Reiki is the transfer of energy from the practitioner to the patient or client without depleting the practitioner’s resources. It doesn’t have to be hands-on; it can be given hands-off, or even over a distance. In addition, it is also possible to give Reiki to oneself.
What does a treatment look like?
In a regular Reiki session, which lasts usually about an hour, the practitioner places their hands on or above the body of the recipient who remains fully clothed. There is no kind of physical manipulation. The energy of the practitioner flows through the hands into the recipient’s body which draws only as much energy as it needs and directs the energy to where the body needs it. This enhances the body’s ability to heal itself.
Each person experiences Reiki differently. Sensations can include the feeling of warmth, tingling, deep relaxation, calmness, peaceful sense of wellbeing and many others. Moreover, some people report an emotional reaction while others don’t really feel anything.
Who can benefit from a Reiki treatment?
You don’t have to necessarily feel sick to benefit from a treatment. That said, people have reported a wide range of physical, mental and emotional benefits including:
- Help in coping with difficult times
- Improving sleeping patterns / quality of sleep
- Relief from stress, anxiety and depression
- Release of nervous tension
- Easing of pain
- Help with physical healing of injuries or operations
- Strengthening of the immune system
- Speeding up healing
- Help with digestive problems
- And many more
In conclusion, many hospitals (especially in the US) provide Reiki sessions and there have been many clinical studies on the effectiveness of this technique. This one: The effect of Reiki on pain: A meta-analysis revealed that it was an effective approach in relieving pain.
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