What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique that promotes health and wellness, balance and harmony, and healing. It is gentle and non-invasive, and done by a simple laying on of hands. It is based on the belief that we can tap into Universal Life Force Energy that surrounds and flows through us and all living things. When this energy is low, we feel tired, stressed, and can become physically ill. Reiki helps to boost life force energy, which helps us to feel more vital, have more energy and endurance, and we then are less prone to illness and disease.
Reiki works by
releasing blockages in the aura and in and around the organs that disrupt the
flow of chi or energy. After blockages are released, the Reiki practitioner
fills in the area with the higher vibrational energy of Reiki. It is a deeply relaxing treatment, and promotes health and wellness on all levels - mind, body, and spirit.
The results one can receive vary by session and individual. The more that the receiver intends to be open to the energy, the more the energy will flow. Most people feel deeply relaxed and sleep better after a Reiki session. They also feel more peaceful and happy.
As of 2017, there are 68 articles published on Reiki research. Research with Reiki has shown it to have results with acute and chronic pain, stress, depression, anxiety, relaxation, and practitioner (usually nurses) well-being. Additionally, for patients undergoing chemotherapy, pain has been reduced and well-being has increased. A study with knee replacement showed significant pain reduction, reduced need for pain medication, and a reduced length of hospital stay. Another study showed that Reiki was as good as cognitive behavioral therapy to reduce depression in adolescents. There are currently 27 peer-reviewed research articles published on Reiki in the last 5 years. Check out The Center for Reiki Research.
Reiki is also very easy to learn, with anyone being able to learn how to do Reiki. Click here for information on Reiki Workshops.