Everyone experiences stress and fatigue at some point. Our bodies are built to handle a certain amount of physical and emotional stress, but sometimes it all just gets to be too much and the body can’t heal itself anymore. Stress comes in various forms. It can come from constant pressure at work or a stressful or traumatic experience or illness. It can easily cloud our minds with negative thoughts, making us feel anxious, frustrated, moody and out of balance.
One of the oldest traditions to heal and restore this balance to our mind, body and soul is the practice of Reiki healing. A Reiki therapist trained in this practice can greatly help clients with physical and emotional ailments, giving the body a chance to restore its own self-regulating healing mechanisms.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a two-syllable Japanese word that translates to “cosmic energy”. It’s also referred to as “universal life force energy” and forms an invisible field that surrounds every person. As holistic healing and complementary therapies are becoming more acceptable as healing strategies in the medical world, the medical term “biofield” is used to describe this energy.
A Reiki healing therapist will gently lay their hands on various locations on the body to promote relaxation and a sense of calm by transmitting natural healing vibrations. Reiki acts on the physical body as well as the mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. It can greatly reduce stress, anxiety, pain, emotional and negative energy blockages while increasing relaxation and establishing balance.
Why does Reiki healing work?
Research into the mechanism of vibrational Reiki healing is still ongoing and it’s still a largely unknown field. The results of one study have shown that Reiki is able to lower heart rate, blood pressure and stress hormone levels and increase immunity after a 30 minute session. Reiki healing engages with many of the body’s systems, but it’s believed that it is able to turn down our body’s stress response of “fight-and-flight”, and activate the parasympathetic “rest and restore” state. It also triggers a spiritual healing effect on a sub physical level, using it’s vibrational healing to encourage coherence and reduce discordance in our energy fields, using a Reiki therapist’s hands as a conduit.
What are the benefits of a Reiki healing session?
Always book a Reiki session with a professional and trained Reiki therapist. This will ensure you receive the best therapy and care. After a Reiki session you will feel energized, recharged with a flow of positive energy bringing relief and relaxation.
Here’s the main benefits of Reiki:
Reiki is a powerful, but gentle energy healing practice that is safe for children, adults and even pets. A Reiki therapist will work with you and the cosmic energies surrounding you to help restore balance and harmony to your life. It is a practice increasing in popularity and acceptance and if you attend your session with an open mind, the benefits for your body, mind, and spiritual growth can be wonderful.