Reiki is a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing. It emerged in Japan in the late 1800’s and is said to involve the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner’s palms to their patient.
Reiki is thought to be an ancient healing art, rediscovered in modern times by Usui while in Tibet. The word “Reiki” means “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign.” It comes from the Japanese words “rei” (universal) and “ki” (life energy).
In spite of its simplicity, Reiki often yields very powerful health and wellness benefits, and usually leaves its recipients pleasantly surprised.
Here are some possible benefits of Reiki.
- Reiki is a form of energy therapy.
- It involves the transfer of energy through hands.
- Enhancing the Immune System
- Increased Mental Clarity
- Decreased Stress
- Deep Relaxation
How does Reiki Work?
According to Shrewsbury practitioners, energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness.
Energy medicine aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure. Improving the flow of energy around the body, say practitioners, can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.
It is commonly referred to as palm healing, chakra healing, or hands-on healing.
What happens in a Reiki session?
The patient will sit in a comfortable chair or lie down. There may or may not be music, depending on the patient’s preference.
The practitioner places their hands lightly on or over specific areas of the head, limbs, and torso using different hand shapes, for between 2 and 5 minutes. The hands can be placed over 20 different areas of the body.
If there is a particular injury, such as a burn, the hands may be held just above the wound.
While the practitioner holds their hands lightly on or over the body, the transfer of energy takes place. During this time, the practitioner’s hands may be warm and tingling. Each hand position is held until the practitioner senses that the energy has stopped flowing.
When the practitioner feels that the heat, or energy, in their hands has abated, they will remove their hands and may place them over a different area of the body.
Shewsbury Reiki techniques
The techniques involved have names such as:
- Smoothing and raking the aura
- Extracting harmful energies
Some Reiki practitioners will use crystals and chakra healing wands, because they find these can enable healing or protect a home from negative energy.
Sessions can last between 15 and 90 minutes. The number of sessions will vary, depending on what a client wishes to accomplish. Some clients prefer to have one session while others have a series of sessions to work on a particular issue.
Reiki is alleged to aid relaxation, assist in the body’s natural healing processes, and develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
It is also said to induce deep relaxation, help people cope with difficulties, relieve emotional stress, and improve overall wellbeing.
Conditions that Reiki has been used to help treat include:
- Heart disease
- Chronic Pain
- Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Fatigue syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
According to reports, patients who have undergone a Reiki session may say:
- “I feel very refreshed and seem to be thinking more clearly.”
- “I think I fell asleep.”
- “I can’t believe how hot your hands got!”
- “I feel more relaxed than even after a massage.”
- “My headache is gone.”
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Not an alternative treatment for medical issues
Reiki is not an alternative treatment for medical issues, but an adjunctive therapy that can help support healing and increase a feeling of well being.
It is always best to discuss any alternative therapies first with a Shropshire medical doctor.