What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

Have you ever had a Reiki treatment? Or if you haven’t, have you wondered how it works and whether you should try it? In this blog, I’m going to look at what Reiki is, how it works, and what benefits you could get from it.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a type of energy healing that originated in Japan. The name is a combination of the Japanese words ‘rei’ (universal) and ‘ki’ (energy). It points to what Reiki is all about; the belief that we are all made up of energy. If energy flows freely through the body, our mental and physical health is good. But if there are imbalances, it can cause physical and emotional problems.

How Does Reiki Work?

Reiki works by balancing the body’s energy. A Reiki practitioner will place their hands on or near your body and channel healing energy into you to restore wellbeing.

What are the Benefits of Reiki?

The important thing to point out about Reiki is it DOES NOT claim to cure illness or disease. It can however help manage symptoms that bother you and improve your overall wellbeing. The benefits you could get from having a Reiki treatment include:

  • It will reduce stress and anxiety;
  • It will help you relax and lift your mood;
  • Pain relief;
  • Better sleep;
  • Less headaches;
  • Increased energy levels;
  • Faster healing from injuries.

What Can I Expect From a Reiki Session?

Usually you will lie down on a massage couch. You’ll have to remove your shoes and jewellery, then you’ll be covered in a blanket. This will really help you feel relaxed. Your Reiki practitioner will them place their hands on your body or near your body. They will have their hands in different positions. They’ll stay in each position for a little while as they channel the healing energy into your body.

People who have Reiki treatment often experience feelings of warmth or tingling. This is normal with energy healing treatments.

After your treatment, your practitioner will give you some advice on what you should do. Generally, you should drink lots of water and try to relax as much as you can.

Is Reiki For Me?

Reiki is generally a safe alternative therapy for people of all ages. It’s usually safe for people with chronic health conditions to have treatment, but if you’re in any doubt, speak to your GP and tell them you intend to have a Reiki treatment.

Does Reiki Have Any Side Effects?

Reiki is a very gentle healing treatment so there are no side effects. Many people do feel very tired or have some sort of release of emotions during or after treatment. This is because Reiki can release emotions and stress that has been buried for a long time.

Want to Try Reiki Healing for Yourself?

If you want better sleep, better energy, relief from pain, or help with low mood and stress, a Reiki treatment could be just what you need to restore your wellbeing.

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