Reiki for all Woes
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique, founded by Mikao Usui, that employs the ‘laying of hands’ by a trained practitioner. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words: ‘Rei’ meaning “God’s wisdom or the Higher Power” and ‘Ki’ which means “life force energy.”
In a traditional Reiki treatment, a person lies on a massage table and the practitioner utilizes this spiritually guided life force energy. It is a holistic approach that involves the physical body, the mind and the soul to promote a state of relaxation that is conducive to healing. Rarely is direct touch employed. It is an excellent tool for stress reduction and can promote feelings of wellbeing. Treatments usually last an hour. Depending on the degree of relaxation experienced, participants might even leave the session feeling as if they have gained insight on a particular difficulty in their life.
It is also a simple technique to learn. The ability to do Reiki is passed on to a student during an ‘attunement’ given to them by a Reiki Master. This allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of ‘life force energy’, regardless of their intellectual or spiritual capacity. Reiki is not a religion, nor does it have a certain dogma that must be believed.
Reiki does not affect traditional medical treatments nor does it have any side effects. It can enhance healing and promote recovery through the life force energy and because of its ability to induce a state of relaxation. It is an excellent tool to use for chakra clearing.
Whether you are dealing with illness, stress or anxiety, Reiki can be an effective tool in promoting a sense of well being.