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What is Reiki and Its Benefits

Reiki is an energy healing practice that uses gentle touch to promote relaxation and alleviate stress and anxiety. Reiki practitioners use their hands to transmit energy to your body, increasing the flow and balance of your energy to help healing.

What is Reiki?

Mikao Usui coined the phrase “reiki” in the early 1900s, combining the Japanese terms rei, which means “universal,” and ki, which refers to the vital life force energy that runs through all living things. Reiki is being utilized to enhance other types of health treatments all around the world, including in hospitals and hospices. Reiki Master Victoria Bodner, LMT, explains, “Reiki supports in healing by helping people become energetically balanced – physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually.”

How does Reiki work?

Reiki practitioners serve as a link between you and the universal life force energy source. The energy is transferred to you through the practitioner’s hands.

Reiki sessions last roughly 50 minutes on average. During a session, you’ll lie completely clothed on a massage table as your reiki practitioner rests their hands on or just above your body in precise energy regions, palms down. They employ a variety of hand postures ranging from 12 to 15.

Health Benefits of Reiki

Reiki is said to channel universal energy known as ki, pronounced “chi,” which is the same energy used in tai chi exercises.

This energy is said to pervade the body. Although this energy cannot be measured using modern scientific procedures, many people who tune into it may feel it, according to Reiki specialists.

Reiki is said to help with relaxation, the body’s natural healing processes, and emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. More researches are being conducted to prove this. According to some anecdotal evidence, it may help people cope with obstacles, ease mental stress, and improve general well-being. Reiki has been used to cure a variety of ailments, including:

Varied people have had different experiences. Some believe the practitioner’s hands become heated, while others say they cool down, and some say they feel pulsating waves. The most common complaints are stress relief and deep relaxation.

It’s crucial to remember that Reiki should never be used in place of medical care.

People with particular health conditions, on the other hand, may want to try Reiki in addition to their regular treatment. Reiki, for example, may be beneficial to certain cancer patients because it helps them relax. The gentle nature of Reiki therapy may provide relief to patients who are feeling overwhelmed by intrusive therapy, worry, or tension.

 

Reiki Side Effects

Reiki hasn’t been linked to any negative side effects. Because Reiki is a non-contact and non-invasive treatment, it is not dangerous. Multiple studies have found no negative consequences and clients normally report feeling calm following a session, although some also report feeling stimulated. Depending on the severity of the issue, some clients may become more emotional or have other powerful feelings in the days or weeks following a session.

 

Reiki is unlikely to cause harmful side effects when used in conjunction with other treatments. Reiki can also be used with any medical intervention because there is nothing about a Reiki session that can interfere with conventional medical therapy.

Reiki will not replace medical procedures; rather, it will assist the patient as he or she undergoes them, restoring balance to the body, mind, and spirit to the greatest extent feasible. Patients who are in good health while having a chronic illness are more likely to complete their medical therapy and participate actively in their care. You can’t get too much Reiki, no matter how long the practitioner’s hands are in place, because the activation of Reiki pulsations in the practitioner’s hands adjusts to the changing needs of the recipient and ceases when it’s time.

Reiki practice is only dangerous if the practitioner is not well-trained or is not actually doing Reiki. While reiki practitioners are governed by a professional code of ethics, there are no licensing bodies in the same way that doctors, nurses, or even hair stylists are. Reiki “master” is the greatest level of training, but practitioners have varying levels of training and expertise.

One concern is that customers will misunderstand the role of reiki in their treatment plan. The Reiki Alliance, a professional reiki organization, has a code of ethics that clearly emphasizes that reiki practitioners work as a supplement to, not a replacement for, the medical care that a patient receives. Reiki isn’t a technique for casting doubt on other medical treatments or interventions. The use of reiki as a substitute for medical professionals, surgery, therapy, or prescribed drugs is severely discouraged.

Clients should be informed that, while reiki, like yoga or meditation, has roots in ancient spiritual practices, it is not a religion. Clients and practitioners come from many walks of life and hold a variety of beliefs. Receiving reiki isn’t meant to contradict or affect a person’s spiritual or religious beliefs.

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What to Expect in a Reiki Session

The time of a Reiki sessions varies, but it usually lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. You’ll spend the entire session fully clothed on a treatment table. Pregnant patients may be seated in a recliner.

In your Reiki session, it’s important to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Dress in layers in case you become too hot or cold during the session and remember that the practitioner may ask you to roll onto your stomach at some time, so belts and other bulky items should be removed.

During the session, the practitioner will lightly place his or her hands on or near your body in a variety of hand positions, including around the head and shoulders, stomach, and feet, as well as additional places based on the client’s needs. Depending on how much time the client needs in each position, each hand position is kept for 3 to 10 minutes.

During the treatment, you should expect to feel deeply relaxed. You’ll probably daydream, and you might even fall asleep.

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Can I learn Reiki myself?

Reiki is a simple self-care technique that may be learnt and used by anyone, regardless of age or health. Children, as well as the elderly and infirm, can learn to practice. To obtain instruction, no prior experience or certifications are required.

Reiki is known for its simplicity: it can be acquired in about ten hours of in-person instruction, which is usually done in a group setting, and it doesn’t require any prior knowledge of subtle bioenergy or healthcare.

Summary

Reiki is an energy healing practice that uses gentle touch to promote relaxation and alleviate stress and anxiety. Reiki practitioners use their hands to transmit energy to your body, increasing the flow and balance of your energy to help healing.

It has been connected to a variety of physical and mental health advantages, such as enhanced sleep, mood, and pain alleviation. Reiki, according to research, helps your body return to a state of relaxation, allowing it to heal from stress, injury, or disease. Reiki isn’t a technique for casting doubt on other medical treatments or interventions. The use of reiki as a substitute for medical professionals, surgery, therapy, or prescribed drugs is severely discouraged.

Reiki practitioners act as a conduit between you and the source of the universal life force energy. The energy flows through the practitioner’s hands to you.

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