The quote pretty much defines what Reiki – the healing touch is. It is a life force energy to improve one’s health and quality of life. It has a spiritual component in its healing. ‘Rei’ is the Japanese word for ‘Higher Power’ and ‘ki’ is the life force energy. In other words, Reiki is a ‘spiritually guided life force energy’.
Life force is a subtle energy that surrounds and flows through pathways via chakras, meridians in all living beings. The life force nourishes all the cells in the body and supports their functioning.When your life force is low, you are likely to feel weak. You will be susceptible to illness. Strengthening your life force will help your body heal and remain healthy.
Thoughts and feelings can affect the life force. If you have negative thoughts or negative feelings about yourself, the flow of your life force becomes disrupted causing diminished functioning of your body organs. Your overall body balance (physical, mental and emotional) homeostasis, is disturbed. You then become ill.
How does Reiki work?
Reiki treatment increases your supply of life force energy and helps you heal quickly. It promotes relaxation, makes you feel at peace, and reduces your stress. You start moving toward your unique physical, mental, and spiritual balance, and your body’s own healing mechanisms begin to function more effectively.
Reiki is administered by the hands, placed lightly on or near the body of the client. The healing energy from the body and hands of the Reiki Therapist flows to the client. The client then experiences feelings of relaxation, mental clarity, pain relief, decreased anxiety, and an overall sense of well-being.
Reiki works on different levels the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual enhancing everything in life. Reiki is not only one of the oldest healing systems in use; it is also one of the most versatile. This ancient Japanese method of healing uses energy to balance the body and mind, and its benefits can be felt by both Reiki Therapist and their clients. In fact, Reiki is believed to improve just about any aspect of life, from physical health to emotional well-being to stress reduction and mental clarity. Reiki techniques are used to heal the body, mind and the spirit. It has been proven that Reiki can help people suffering from various major and minor ailments. It is often used as a complementary therapy in a number of hospitals today.
Benefits of Reiki
Stress reduction and relaxation
Bring about inner peace and harmony.
Balances the mind and emotions.
Relief during emotional distress and sorrow or grief.
On the physical level
Speeds up recovery from surgery or long-term illness
Reiki is for everyone: it heals adults, babies, toddlers, children, elderly and pets.
Reiki can be included in any therapeutic treatment or be used in a stand alone treatment.