What is Reiki Treatment?
Whether through attending yoga classes or an occasional course in meditation, if you have participated in any Eastern-inspired personal growth activities, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the term reiki. Loosely explained, reiki treatment is a healing modality that aims to bring both physical and mental improvement by influencing our individual energy fields. But just what is reiki exactly and what are the specific benefits? Keep reading to learn more about this Eastern energy healing technique that’s enjoying a surge in popularity.
Simply put, reiki is a hands-on, alternative medicine method in which a practitioner transfers positive energy to another person using sweeping movement of their palms. Created in Japan in the early 20th century, reiki works on the premise that we all have a “qi” – a universal life force that can be gently manipulated to treat different conditions. Reiki practitioners believe that if this life force energy is low or otherwise out of wack, stress or even physical illness can result.
What Are the Benefits of Reiki Treatment?
Reiki is not a traditional medical practice, with numbers and data proving its success. Rather, the effectiveness of reiki treatment is evidenced in how people feel afterwards. While reiki has been associated with improving everything from arthritis to insomnia, those who have benefited from reiki most commonly credit it with improving stress, depression, anxiety and other mental disease. Because it is a non-intrusive method, reiki can be appropriate for just about any condition.
What to Expect During Reiki Treatment
Reiki is an incredibly simple and peaceful practice. Sessions usually run up to 90 minutes. Your reiki practitioner will likely ask you to lay down, fully clothed, on a massage table or other flat surface. Next, your reiki practitioner will slowly run their hands the entire length of your body, with focus on areas where they sense particular problems. Reiki sessions are often supplemented with calming, ambient music and may incorporate essential oils or crystals to