Reiki is a Japanese form of stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the Asian concept of life force energy and is done by laying on hands. A subtle energy flows from the hands of the practitioners into the client, and it’s this energy that creates the relaxation and healing effect.
The Philosophies Behind Reiki
The philosophies of most Asian countries include a concept concerning a primal energy that is responsible for the health and well-being of all living creatures. So all-encompassing is the importance of this energy that it’s considered to be the manifesting force behind everything that exists.
This energy concept is called chi in China where it originated over 5,000 years ago. In Japan this energetic concept is called ki. Because ki is the life force energy in everything, it manifests in many different way. Plants, animals, humans, water, air, earth – everything has its own type, or frequency, of ki.
Ki within the body, mind and spirit is affected by thoughts and emotions. If we have positive thoughts about ourselves and our lives our ki will be strengthened and we will find we have more energy and vitality and will be more likely to be successful. However, if we have negative thoughts about ourselves and our lives our ki will become weakened and we will find that we have less energy, we’re more susceptible to illness and will be less likely to be successful.
Reiki has its own type of ki. It is ki that is being guided by rei. Rei is the higher mind or higher consciousness. It’s free of negativity and is filled with unconditional compassion, love and peace. It represent the oneness of all that exists in the Universe.
Health Benefits of Reiki
- Stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the immune system and aids in better sleep and overall health.
- Brings peace and harmony, facilitating better spiritual growth.
- Balances the emotions and the mind by promoting a better state of being.
- Relief during sorrow and distress.
- Relieves pain from arthritis, sciatica, migraines, and other health conditions.
- Helps with symptoms related to chronic fatigue, asthma, menopause, and insomnia.
- Speeds up surgery or long-term illness recovery.
Reiki is much different than wellness massage, as it has a specific focus that exists on a more spiritual level. It is a type of "energy therapy " that is becoming more popular because of its effectiveness.
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