The word Reiki is also used to describe what is now a general practice of energy work expressed originally through the action of “laying on of hands.” Mikao Usui, not only became known for his gift of healing but also had the gift of passing on this ability to channel the Reiki Energy to others. This treatment is a safe, natural method for self-improvement and spiritual healing that everyone can incorporate into their life. It can lead you towards a deeper, more meaningful existence. As an energy force, it is a tool for healing and can be used as a catalyst for change. Reiki works on the principle that all of the body and its organs have their own energy field, which is constantly changing. The conditions of disease are rooted within this energy field and if the energy force is low or blocked, this can cause sickness.
Reiki aims to unblock or free this ‘life force’ so that we are able to feel healthy on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. In a similar way to meditation, it can help us to re-balance from the negative emotions of worry, fear, doubt, anger, and anxiety. During a healing session, the Reiki practitioner will ask you to lie down or be in a seated position – whichever you find more comfortable, and will then transmit the energy through the laying on of hands, which will usually begin at the patient’s head and end at the feet, gradually work down the body. The effects are very individual, from a sense of relaxation, peace or of a tingling effect.
The practitioner’s hands may feel extremely cold or hot depending on the comfort of the patient.
Reiki can benefit in a number of ways, including
– Reducing stress and helping with relaxation
– Relieving pain and treating the symptom and cause of illness
– Promoting self-healing
– Boosting the immune system
– Reducing blood pressure
– Toxin removal