What is Reiki?
Reiki is often described as an Energy Healing Technique that originated under its founder, Mikao Usui, in Japan in the 1920's. The word Reiki comes from the two Japanese words Rei and Ki - Rei can be translated as Spirit, Source or Divine and Ki , (the same concept as Chi in Chinese and Prana in Sanskrit), which can be translated as Universal Energy or Universal Life Force. When put together as ReiKi, it can best be translated as Spiritual Energy.
In the West, it is most commonly associated with the placing of hands on a recipients body as a complementary and holistic therapy. Reiki recognises the understanding that everyone has a life force energy that flows through their body, and that when this energy is flowing freely, a person is in a state of balance and good health. When the energy is blocked or out of balance, however, a person may experience physical or emotional symptoms.
Reiki practitioners work as a conduit to allow this Spiritual Energy to flow through them to the recipients body through a series of hand positions placed on or near the body. This process helps to shift or remove any blockages or imbalances in the flow of energy, which can lead to physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
When applied as a treatment, this natural and safe system of hands-on energy healing can help improve a sense of well-being and promote positive feelings at a spiritual level. Reiki is a non-invasive healing technique that allows the client to simply lie down and relax while the practitioner lets Reiki flow.
Reiki is a complementary therapy that is used to support traditional medical treatments, and can be beneficial for a wide range of physical, mental and emotional conditions, including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue. Reiki is also used to aid addiction, trauma (both current/childhood and past life), detoxifying the body and improving overall health amongst many other benefits. Reiki is considered safe for all ages and can be used alongside other forms of treatment. It must be noted that Reiki is not a substitute for medical treatment, but it can be used in conjunction with traditional medical treatments to enhance their effectiveness.
A Reiki treatment can be done in person or remotely, which makes it accessible to people who may not be able to visit a practitioner in person. Remote healing is also known as distance healing and is based on the principle that energy can be transmitted over distance. A distance healing session is just as effective as in-person healing session.
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