Reiki is an alternative form of healing known as energy work. People who practice any form of meditation or prayer can attest to the subtle energy they may feel flowing through them. Ancient knowledge tells of a life force, or Chi that flows through us, and science is now beginning to understand that this force is tangible and indeed does exist. Reiki is similar to Tai Chi, in that it works with the human energy field. Chi and Ki mean the same thing. Energy. Feng Shui also works along these same principles.
Our bodies are comprised of physical elements as well as an energy system that allows the life force to flow thru us, allowing us to feel and think. This energy system, known as chakras, acts as regulators and allows the energy to flow freely through our spiritual, emotional and physical being. There are seven major chakras, starting with our crown, and ending with our tailbones. These are the energy centers we focus on with Reiki. When we have a disease, illness or stress, our chakras become out of balance. Reiki puts the balance back into the chakras, allowing the body to heal itself.
Stress is one of the main causes of energy to be blocked, causing all sorts of problems from low back pain to headaches. The use of Reiki can greatly increase the body’s ability to deal with stress, helping to prevent and alleviate disease. The Cleveland Clinic is currently conducting studies on the use of Reiki in dealing with stress, as well as studying the affects of Reiki on prostate cancer.
Healing with Reiki involves the practitioner placing hands on the chakras, or on the area of discomfort to transmit subtle energy into the affected persons energy system. The process allow the reduction of stress, allowing the energy balance to be restored. During the treatment, the recipient may feel a lot of comforting heat or a gentle vibration. This makes the recipient feel relaxed and at peace, and it is not uncommon for the person to drift into a meditative state or drift off to “sleep”, waking refreshed and and usually pain free. The full body treatments generally last up to a week. “Spot” treatments have also proven to be successful, but full body treatments are recommended to bring balance to the whole person.
- Accelerates the healing process
- Removes toxins from the body
- Helps bring relaxation, promoting healing
- Increases the flow of energy
- Alleviates pain
- Brings emotional and spiritual balance
- Brings a sense of peace and well being
- Assists in tolerating treatments such as chemotherapy
(Information from Gina Tatsumi, Reiki Master – www.thereikiroom.info)
Reiki is also performed on animals to help balance their energy and promote healing with their body. They experience the same benefits as we do from Reiki treatments.
Seeds of Wellness offers Reiki treatments for people and animals. Please go to our News page to learn when Reiki is offered and how you can sign up for a session for yourself or your pet.