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Reiki Deep Dive: Why is Energy Work Important?

Reiki is a form of energy healing that has been around for centuries.  It works with the body’s energy fields, also known as chakras.

First of all, what is Reiki?

The official definition for “Reiki” reads “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign.” It is derived from the Japanese words “rei” (universal) and “ki” (life energy).

Physical or emotional injuries can cause the body’s energy to become blocked. These blocks can cause physical illness.  The practice of Reiki works to move the body’s energy and dissolve these blocks similar to the effects of acupuncture or acupressure.  The improved energy flow promotes relaxation and reduces pain and inflammation. It can also help with healing and reduce the chance of illness.

So, what exactly happens in a Reiki session?

When a patient has a Reiki treatment, they will sit or lie comfortably, fully clothed.  There may or may not be music depending on preference.  The practitioner will then place their hands on or above specific areas of the body to promote energy movement.  By holding their hands on or over certain areas, the practitioner is enabling the transfer of energy to take place.  The practitioner will typically feel a tingling or heat sensation indicating that the transfer is taking place.  Once this sensation abates, they will move to the next area and repeat the process.

What are the Health benefits?

Reiki’s healing effects work by channelling the universal energy field commonly called qi (pronounced ‘chi’) or prana.

Working with this energy force allows Reiki to aid in relaxation, work with the body’s own healing process and promote overall well being, emotionally, mentaller and spiritually.

For more info on Reiki treatments, benefits or specific ailments it is best suited, send me a note and I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have!