Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is an ancient stress reduction, relaxation, and healing technique believed to have originated in Japan. The word ‘reiki’ means ‘universal life energy’ in Japanese – spiritual energy flowing through all living things. Reiki works by restoring balance to the body, mind and spirit through gentle hand placements and visualizations. It is believed that physical or mental illness can manifest when this energy becomes blocked or out of balance. Therefore, Reiki practitioners use gentle touch therapy to help restore balance and health to channel the universal life energy into the recipient's body. In addition, Reiki aims to promote relaxation to reduce stress and anxiety levels while strengthening overall health.
During a Reiki session, the practitioner will use their hands to channel healing life force energy into the recipient’s body. These techniques help to further enhance the healing process by encouraging relaxation and calmness within the recipient's mind and body, allowing the natural healing process and stimulating self-healing abilities. The result is to clear any energetic blockages in the body’s chakras, allowing for improved overall health and well-being. The ultimate goal of this process is to bring harmony between mind, body and spirit.
Chakras are energy points located in a specific area of the physical body and correspond with a particular colour, emotion, or element. Seven well-known primary chakras are believed to act as centers for receiving, assimilating, and expressing life force energy.
It is believed that when these chakras become blocked or out of balance, it may lead to physical ailments and emotional states such as anxiety or depression. However, through proper care and attention, we can learn how to open up these energy centers allowing for improved health and well-being on all levels: mental, emotional, spiritual and physical.
Reiki is an energy healing technique that effectively clears energy blockages, increases energy flow and improves overall physical and emotional well-being. It can be accessed through various methods.
The traditional way of receiving Reiki is through hands-on healing. During this technique, the practitioner will place their hands lightly on or over the recipient’s body in areas where they feel the body needs balance or increased energy flow. This method helps reduce stress and pain while promoting relaxation and creating a safe environment for the body to heal naturally.
Reiki energy can be received through distance healing without direct physical contact between the practitioner and recipient. Distance healing can be just as effective as hands-on treatments and may have additional benefits due to its nonlocal nature.
Register for a Reiki course:
Another way to receive Reiki is by taking a course to learn how to channel energies and administer self-treatments.
Reiki can be beneficial in many ways by helping to:
To reap the benefit of a Reiki treatment, it is essential to be open to receiving it. While Reiki is meant to reduce stress, improve well-being, and balance energy, the recipient must do their part. Here’s how:
After the session:
Reiki is a powerful healing modality practiced for centuries and is now gaining popularity as more people discover its unique benefits. If you’re interested in exploring the potential of Reiki, one of the first steps is to find a qualified practitioner. Here are some tips on how to go about that.
The simplest way to start is by asking family members, friends, or colleagues if they can recommend a practitioner they have experienced success with. You can also look up professional Reiki organizations and read their member lists to find practitioners.
Get curious. Ask potential practitioners about their experience and qualifications to decide who best suits your needs. Ensure they provide clear communication before beginning treatment, so you feel comfortable with your choice.