Reiki is a Japanese therapeutic practice, a spiritual healing, Universal Love Energy. Reiki is composed of “Rei” which means Universal life and “Ki”, the vital Energy. It is not linked to any religion or belief system, it’s practiced everywhere on the planet. Reiki is a form of energy therapy that is growing in popularity. Some hospitals in America and Europe offer Reiki, but insurance barely covers it.
History of Reiki
Mikao Usui rediscovered the system now called Reiki. He came from a Buddhist family and studied in a monastery. He opened a Reiki center “Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai” in 1922 in Harajuku.
The Usui system of Natural Healing is the most practiced today in the world but there are other schools of Reiki such as Rainbow Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Seichem Reiki and Tibetan Reikove
How does it work?
Reiki is referred to as palm healing or hands-on healing (hands may be held above the body, as well). The body heat we produced can influence the release of emotions, because it allows us to enter a relationship with the flow of our sensations on a deeper level.
A Reiki session can stimulate the deep connection with one’s emotions. Reiki can treat many conditions and emotional states. Reiki can be carried out anywhere. Nevertheless, a comfortable position is suggested. It isn’t a massage; the body is fully dressed; the patient can sit or lay down on a massage table. Music is optional.
The Reiki practitioner places his hands on or over specific areas of the body, for a few minutes; and then the transfer of energy takes place. Reiki practitioners use Reiki Symbols, intuition and body scanning. Reiki practitioners use crystals and chakra healing wands which help in clearing, centering, balancing and grounding. We all have the ability to connect with our own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in ourselves and others.
What are the Benefits?
When energy is weak or blocked, there are symptoms of emotional and physical imbalance. A Reiki session helps ease tensions and stress. It can help and facilitate physical, mental and emotional healing. Reiki heals on all levels, physically, mentally and spiritually. It supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki promotes muscle relaxation and can help fight insomnia. Reiki reduces pain, strengthens the immune system, stimulates regeneration of the endocrine and lymphatic systems and diminishes psychosomatic illnesses.
The spiritual principles of Reiki:
- Just for today, do not worry,
- Just for today, do not anger,
- Honor your parents, teachers and elders,
- Earn your living honestly,
- Show gratitude to everything.
A Reiki session is always, at least, a very relaxing time.
You should give it a go!