Reiki Therapy For You
What is Reiki?
Maybe you’ve heard of reiki but don’t quite know what it is. Maybe you’re considering reiki but aren’t sure whether it’s right for you. Or maybe your doctor has suggested reiki as a form of therapy complementary to your existing medical treatments.
Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing.
Mikao Usui developed reiki in the early 1900s, deriving the term from the Japanese words rei, meaning “universal,” and ki, which refers to the vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Now, reiki is used all over the world, including in hospitals and hospices, to complement other forms of health treatments.
Reiki is a type of therapy that uses gentle touch to promote healing. The therapist will place their hands on or near the client's body, in order to channel energy into the client. This energy can help to reduce stress, promote relaxation, and improve overall wellbeing. Reiki is a holistic therapy, meaning that it treats the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of an illness or condition. It can be used to complement other forms of treatment, such as traditional medicine or counseling.
Reiki aids in healing by helping people become energetically balanced — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
The health benefits of reiki
Reiki promotes relaxation, stress reduction and symptom relief to improve overall health and well-being. It can:
Bring on a meditative state.
Foster tissue and bone healing after injury or surgery.
Stimulate your body’s immune system.
Promote natural self-healing.
Relieve pain and tension.
Support the well-being of people receiving traditional medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and kidney dialysis.
There are many benefits to holistic therapy, which is why it is a great option for many people. Holistic therapy treats the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of an illness or condition. This means that it can help to improve overall well being, rather than just treating a specific issue. It can also be used to complement other forms of treatment, such as traditional medicine or counseling. Holistic therapy is often gentle and non-invasive, which makes it a good choice for people who are looking for a more natural approach to healing.
Studies show that reiki treatment may create feelings of:
Can reiki replace traditional treatments?
No. Reiki treatment should not be used as a substitute for the consultation of a physician or a psychotherapist.
Reiki complements other types of medical and therapeutic treatments, and it can increase the efficacy of other types of healing.
If you’re already in good health, though, regular reiki treatments can enhance your ability to respond to stress and serve as a form of preventive medicine.
What conditions does reiki treat?
Because it works on the entire self – mind, body and emotions – and because it is universal life force energy, reiki may be successful in all types of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing.
Reiki isn’t specific to any particular type of disease or condition but may help people with:
Psychological distress, including depression and anxiety.
Reiki can also help you prepare for surgery, which may help boost your recovery afterward.
How does reiki work?
Reiki practitioners act as a conduit between you and the source of the universal life force energy. The energy flows through the practitioner’s hands to you.
The clients body determines the energy flow from the practitioner’s hands by taking only what they need. This helps the patient know that we are supporting them only in what they need rather than what we think they need. This makes it the perfect balance to meet the client’s needs.
What happens during a reiki session?
Reiki treatments typically last from 60-90 minutes. During a session, you’ll lie on a massage table fully clothed, as your reiki practitioner gently places their hands, palms down, on or just above your body in specific energy locations. They use a series of 12 to 15 different hand positions.
The length of time that the practitioner leaves their hands in each position is determined by the flow of energy through their hands at each location.
Reiki differs from other touch therapies in that there is no pressure, massage or manipulation involved.
What does reiki feel like?
You may experience the energy in the form of sensations like heat, tingling or pulsing where the Reiki practitioner has placed their hands. Sometimes, people feel sensations moving throughout the body, while other people do not perceive any change at all.
Most people feel very relaxed and peaceful during reiki treatment, and many fall asleep during the process.
Reiki and other holistic therapies offer a wide range of benefits that can improve overall wellbeing. These therapies are often gentle and non-invasive, making them a great choice for people who are looking for a more natural approach to healing. Holistic therapies treat the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of an illness or condition. This means that they can help to improve overall wellbeing, rather than just treating a specific issue.
At Zen Reiki & Holistic Services, I am dedicated to helping my clients find balance and harmony in their lives. I offer Reiki therapy as well as other holistic services, such as hypnosis and auriculotherapy. The goal is to provide you with the tools you need to grow, and heal, spiritually and physically.
Contact me today to schedule a consultation.
RN, CHt., LC, EOLD
Reiki Master & Energy Healer
Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner