What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese form hands-on method of stress reduction and healing. It runs on the principle that by applying our hands in a non-intrusive manner to parts of the body, a skilled practitioner is able to stimulate and restore the flow of energy in the body.
The word Reiki, is comprised of two Japanese words. ‘Rei’, which means ‘God, or Higher Power’ and ‘Ki’, which means ‘life force energy.’ In other words, Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy. We can see that this operates very similarly to the practice of yoga and acupuncture, which both refer to ‘prana’ and ‘chi’ respectively and work by improving the flow of energy throughout the body. Even sound healing operates on a similar principle. That is not to say that you have to believe in god for Reiki to be effective – it will work whether you believe in God or not. However, it may put you in touch with your true self.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
An extremely relaxing, simple and safe experience, Reiki is complimentary to all types of therapeutic and modern medicine. Some have seen miraculous healing following Reiki healing sessions, however on a more general level, Reiki is an effective means for stress reduction and relieving anxiety. In times when we feel disconnected, overwhelmed, or stressed out, a single or series of Reiki sessions can really help ourselves find inner peace and ourselves again.