Understanding Reiki Better

Reiki is a healing treatment that helps your body relax. It helps reduce stress so your body can heal itself or function better. When you are relaxed, your body can heal itself. In contrast, stress creates inflammation in your body that disrupts this unique and fantastic ability leading to disease and poor health. And when energy is blocked, it causes energy to slow down. The purpose of Reiki is to remove these energy blocks and increase the flow.

Reiki comes from Japan. Rei means universal, and ki means energy or life force. Reiki is a complementary therapy that is based on similar eastern medicine concepts like acupuncture and shiatsu, where energy produces health and vitality.

How does Reiki work?

Reiki works to restore the body’s natural energy flow, by channeling energy that exists in the universe. This energy helps you to release heavy vibrations (usually in the form of emotions such as stress, grief, upset etc) from your body so you feel lighter, then gives you a boost of positive energy. It can speed up recovery that may be needed in the physical body if we are sick, it can support us in our minds and emotions so that we may feel stronger to cope with life and it can comfort us spiritually by giving us a feeling of oneness or connectedness, when we feel alone. Everyone can benefit from Reiki because we are all beings made of energy. Our guides act as a conduit between you and the source of the universal life force energy. The energy flows through the guides hands to you.

What does Reiki feel like?

You may experience the energy in the form of sensations like heat, tingling or pulsing where the guide has placed their hands. Sometimes, people feel sensations moving throughout the body, while other people do not perceive any change at all. You will feel deeply relaxed during the session. Then, you will start to breathe deeper, better, and fall into a deep meditative state where it feels like you fell asleep. Sometimes it is hard to wake from the deep meditation, but when you do, you feel great, focused, and have a smile on your face when you finally wake-up.