Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reiki Healing: Using the Power of Human Touch

Reiki is a healing technique or therapy designed to reduce stress and promote relaxation and peace of mind. The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words – “Rei” which means “Higher Power or Wisdom” and the word “Ki” which means “life force energy”. Everything around us is composed of this energy.

When our daily lives become stressful, this is a sign our energies are not balanced. Reiki healing therapy aims to bring our energies into balance and bring health and well-being to our emotional, physical and spiritual systems. It works on the assumption that we have natural healing abilities within our selves and it is the Reiki healing technique that stimulates this process. The role of the practitioner is to channel this “universal life energy” through to the recipient.

The founder of this technique was a Principle of a Christian seminary in the middle of the nineteenth century by the name of Mikao Usui. He offered a set of guidelines for a healthy and peaceful life as well as advocating this technique to redress any imbalances in our energy systems that result in physical illness or emotional upset or trauma.

Below are some of the benefits of Reiki healing:-

    * stimulates natural self healing balances energies in the body

    * gives strength to our immune system

    * gives pain relief

    * releases suppressed feelings

    * treats the symptoms of illness

If you want to receive a Reiki healing treatment, here is what you can expect in a typical healing session. The healer or practitioner will hold her hands on you or above you while you are fully clothed and lying down on a couch. The healer moves their hands over your body channeling the energy to the required place to bring about healing. The healer is able to know where to go by allowing themselves to be spiritually guided to the relevant area of the body. The effect of this technique is a warm feeling or tingling sensation. It is generally a relaxing and soothing experience. A treatment can last up to an hour or more according to the type of healing required and will often involve the movement of the hands across the body using a number of standard hand positions and covering most of the body’s major organs.

Should you want to be able to use this simple technique yourself, you can attend a class where it is “transferred” rather than taught through an “attunement” given by a Reiki Master. Here the student is given the ability to tap into the “universal life energy” and to use it to improve one’s own health and wellbeing.

Reiki is a simple, safe and non-invasive therapy that everyone can learn to use and benefit from. It has been used to bring relief from a number of physical, emotional and spiritual problems. There is no particular religious philosophy behind its technique and therefore anybody can learn to give and receive Reiki healing. Indeed its holistic approach to healing means it can complement other medical and therapeutic techniques.
Whilst Reiki healing is a safe therapeutic technique, it is advisable that a trusted, reputable practitioner is sought to ensure the most comfortable experience and of course maximum benefits from healing.

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