What is Energy Healing?
Energy Healing is an ancient healing methodology which is used by people in many cultures around the world for healing body, mind and spirit. There are many forms of energy healing including bio-field energy healing, spiritual healing, distance healing, acupuncture, therapeutic touch, healing touch, polarity therapy, emotional freedom techniques. qigong and more. There are different principles or teaching philosophies of each energy healing modality. In general, energy healing is a way of restoring the body’s energy flow to promote health and well-being on the physical, mental-emotional and spiritual level.
What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Ki) is a Japanese term. It means Universal (or spiritual) life force energy. A Japanese monk and a scholar, Mr. Mikao Usui, rediscovered the use of Reiki to heal and to promote good health in the late 1800s through his meditation practices and his life-long study of ancient healing techniques and Sanskrit documents. Mr. Usui called this form of energy healing “a natural healing system”. Although Usui is a Japanese monk, Reiki is not affiliated with any religious practice or belief system. It is based on universal truth agreed upon by today’s quantum physicists that everything in the universe is energy and different vibrational energies permeate everything in our environment. In Reiki practice, the Reiki practitioner tunes into this higher vibrational energy and channels it through their body to themselves or another individual or living thing. This higher vibrational energy (Reiki) flows at a higher frequency and releases energy blocks in our bodies improving energy flow.
Practicing Reiki induces a relaxed and meditative state for both the giver and the receiver. The deep relaxation generated by increased energy flow through the practitioner’s hands to the recipent’s body produces a natural healing environment for healing on the physical, mental-emotional and spiritual levels. People can take Reiki classes to learn Reiki and use it either for self-healing or helping others to heal by giving Reiki healing sessions to themselves or others. In the western view, Reiki is considered a non-invasive, complementary therapy that is used for stress reduction and symptom relief. In recent years, there is an increasing trend of utilizing Reiki therapy in the hospitals and health care facilities. There are many hospitals including a few leading medical centers in the US offering Reiki therapy as an adjunct treatment or integrative therapy in patient care especially in the cancer or oncology department.
How Reiki is done?
During a Reiki session, the client lies down or sits comfortably, fully clothed. The practitioner uses light touch or places hands over specific energy centers of the body to channel universal life force energy to the recipient. The recipient may feel warm, tingly, sleepy, refreshed or a deep state of relaxation. Check out photos below for a demonstration.
Reported Benefits of Reiki
- Natural, non invasive and complementary to western medicine
- Improves body’s energy flow
- Reduces stress and disease-related symptoms
- Reduces pain and anxiety
- Lowers blood pressure
- Creates inner peace and a sense of well-being
- Creates balance lifestyle
- Empowers you to heal yourself on all levels
- Helps develop true human potential