What is Reiki?
Reiki is a gentle but powerful Japanese Healing System rooted in love, compassion, and kindness. It was founded by Usui Mikao in the latter half of the 19th century in Japan. Reiki translated means “spiritual energy”. This energy is already all around us, inside of us, and available to us. Reiki is a tool that can awaken this energy and begin to heal our lives.
Many people are not aware that Reiki is, first and fore-most, a spiritual discipline. If studied as a student, you would learn very specific practices that when incorporated in to daily life, would provide you with a foundation for spiritual transformation and healing.
As a healing service, Reiki is delivered with a light touch on or above the body. When you receive a Reiki treatment, your body draws the Reiki energy from the practitioner’s hands and, in turn, this energy seeks to clear any blocks or stagnation in your energy field. When your “Ki” or energy is free and flowing, the body, mind, and spirit come back into balance, creating the best opportunity for healing.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
The rewards of Reiki are plentiful whether you are receiving a session or are a student of Reiki. Some of the more common benefits are;
Documented benefits of Reiki
Research has shown that Reiki can reduce some of the unpleasant side affects of chemotherapy such as nausea, depleted energy, and anxiety. Reiki can also improve a patients emotional health and outlook. As a result of this research, Reiki is offered in hundreds of hospitals across the country as an adjunct therapy to many patients with chronic health issues. In addition, Reiki is sometimes administered before and after surgery to speed healing and recovery.