What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of alternative healing that originated in Japan in the early 20th century. It is based on the principle that the practitioner can channel healing energy into the client by means of touch or even at a distance, to activate the natural healing processes of the body, promote physical, mental, and emotional balance, and facilitate relaxation and stress reduction.

The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words: Rei, which means “universal life energy,” and Ki, which means “life force energy.” Reiki is believed to work by balancing the energy flow within the body, thus allowing the body to heal itself. According to Reiki philosophy, when the body’s energy is in balance, it is more able to heal itself and resist illness and disease.

Reiki practitioners use a range of hand positions, from light touch to no touch at all, on or above the client’s body. During a session, the client typically lies down fully clothed, and the practitioner places their hands in various positions over the client’s body, moving from head to toe or working on specific areas, depending on the client’s needs.

Reiki is considered a holistic therapy, which means it addresses the whole person, rather than just their symptoms. It is said to work on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels, helping to promote a sense of well-being and balance. Reiki is also believed to stimulate the immune system and promote relaxation, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

There is no scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of Reiki, and it is not considered a mainstream medical treatment. However, many people report feeling a sense of calm and relaxation after a Reiki session, and some believe that it has helped them with a range of conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Reiki can be practiced by anyone who has received training and certification from a Reiki master. The training typically involves learning the principles of Reiki, understanding the energy centers of the body, and learning how to use specific hand positions to channel energy into the client.

In conclusion, Reiki is an alternative healing practice that is based on the principle of channeling healing energy into the client to activate the body’s natural healing processes. While there is no scientific evidence to support its effectiveness, many people report feeling a sense of calm and relaxation after a Reiki session. Reiki can be practiced by anyone who has received training and certification from a Reiki master, and it is often used in combination with other complementary therapies to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

If you are new to Reiki some of this may seem a little overwhelming and maybe even kind of confusing. The best advice I can give anyone is it’s just something you have to try and experience. There is no one-size-fits-all and some people have very different experiences. And if you are someone who has experienced Reiki before please leave a comment below and let us know what you felt at your first session. I’ve always enjoyed hearing what others experience. And what I found some people have things that are very similar, such as feeling like a huge weight has been lifted off of their shoulders or one time I had a client who said she had the experience of feeling like she was drunk the entire session.

Keep in mind that was not the goal but that’s why I say everybody can have a very different experience.

And with that, thank you everyone for reading this article and hope it added some value and clarity on this topic.

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