New to Reiki for spiritual or vibrational healing? In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the ancient practice of Reiki, as well as just some of the ways that it can be beneficial for mind, body, and soul.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient Japanese practice. The name derives from two Japanese words; “rei”,which means “universal life”, and “ki”, which is commonly translated as “energy”.

Reiki is not based upon any specific religion but is founded on the belief that we have all have invisible “life force” that runs within us. When this energy is running low, this is when we are likely to feel sick, tired, or just… not ourselves. When it is high, this is when we are at our most healthy, vibrant and creative.

Reiki helps to restore the flow of energy through the body in a physical and tactile way – the practioner lays his or her hands on the patient and, and in this way channels life force through touch. In this way, it raises our energetic “vibration”. This method promotes the body’s own healing processes, and effectively creates an overall sense of wellbeing.

Reiki for physical and spiritual healing

A Reiki session aims to promote healing on both a mental and physical level. As a form of therapy, it’s known to reduce stress and help to ease pain in the body. While Reiki is not necessarily a cure for illnesses, it is more designed to promote feelings of wellness in the body and soul. It can be used in combination with a number of other treatments and medicines.

There are many common instances in our lives when we might feel the benefits of the healing power of Reiki. Here are just a few scenarios in which Reiki healing might be helpful:

Comfort during difficult times – Reiki can ease the spirit when you are experiencing troubles in your life. Feelings of being overwhelmed or unable to cope can be distressing and isolating, and the practice of Reiki can bring about feelings of peace and serenity. 

Supportive during pregnancy – Reiki can help to calm and reassure women at any stage of their pregnancy. It can help her to relax and find serenity during a potentially worrisome time.

Stress and anxiety – Reiki can be used effectively to combat the symptoms of excess stress and anxiety by calming down the patient and promoting relaxation.

What happens in a Reiki session?

A Reiki session typically lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. It will begin with an informal discussion, which is your opportunity to discuss your particular ailment or concern with your practitioner. This will help them to tailor your Reiki session.

You will then be invited to sit back, fully-clothed, in a comfortable chair in order for your Reiki session to begin. Sometimes the practitioner will lay their hands upon your body in certain places, and sometimes they will hover their hands above your body to promote healing.

Want to know more about the healing power of Reiki, and how it might benefit you in your life? Take a look at our Reiki sessions page for more information.

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