One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the bodies natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health. Reiki healing is a natural therapy that gently brings health and well being to the recipient. Reiki is a specific type of subtle energy work in which healing is performed by the touch of the hands to the patient via the Reiki practitioner.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
- Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension
- It accelerates the bodie’s self-healing abilities
- Aids better sleep
- Reduces blood pressure
- Can help with accute (injuries) and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.) and aides the breaking of addictions
- Helps relieve pain
- Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins
- Reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy
- Supports the immune system
- Increases vitality and postpones the aging process
When we are relaxed and stress-free, we are able to restore our natural ability to heal. Long term practice of whole-body Reiki will restore the general condition of the body. This will allow the body to deal properly and naturally with stress, built-up toxins, as well cope with anxiety and depression. When a person is in good health, regular therapy will increase the bodies built-in defence systems.
What happens during a session?
The client, fully clothed, lies on the treatment table. The practitioner’s hands remain in a stationary position, gently on or slightly above the body through several positions from head to toe. There is no manipulation of the skin or tissue. Reiki is not massage. Many individuals report feeling cold, pulsating heat, or a tingling sensation during a session, and most enter a calm, relaxed state. In some, chronic or acute pain can diminish or completely vanish. Sometimes allergies and other infirmities completely disappear. It’s different for each person. It’s important to remember that, whatever is troubling us, ‘we didn’t get this way overnight’ and we won’t ‘recover overnight’, either. Healing takes commitment and it takes time.
What can be expected after a session?
Directly after a Reiki session, you should allow yourself time to come fully back into your awareness. You may feel so relaxed that you are spaced-out. Take a few minutes to relax and sip a cool glass of purified water. Over the next little while, you may notice that you are de-toxifying the waste that has built up in your system. You should increase your water and/or herbal tea intake so that the toxins are flushed out more readily. You may want to rest more, so allow time for that. Most people feel an immediate improvement in their level of pain. Energy and alertness increase daily and a feeling of overall well being may be noticed.
How many sessions do I need?
The Canadian Reiki Association suggests beginning with three or four sessions over ten to fourteen days to remove energy blockages in your system; then once a week or once every two weeks until the issue has resolved. You will begin to notice some improvement after the first session. Long-standing health issues are usually cleared up in five to six visits. Dis-ease generally begins in our energy field so if we keep our subtle bodies healthy using Reiki, and our physical bodies healthy with good nutrition and exercise, we should be able to remain active and whole.