If you are into ASMR and have ever come across the terms ‘chakra’ and ‘negative energy, ‘ you may be interested in knowing more about reiki. In a fast-paced world, where you feel you are being suffocated by negative emotions and negative energy emitting from others, a reiki healing may be a great option for you to try.
Anyone can get a reiki healing session, be it someone in need of healing a broken heart, a student under stress, or your aunt wishing to increase her general wellbeing. But before we get into the healing benefits of reiki, it is important to know what exactly is reiki and where it originated from.
What is Reiki
Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing technique that originated in the 19th century by a Buddhist spiritual aspirant, Mikao Usui. Reiki is also known as biofield therapy. It is believed that the term ‘reiki’ stands for ‘a mysterious surrounding or a sign of a miracle,’ and it is derived from ‘rei’ meaning universal and ‘Ki’ meaning life energy. So, in short, reiki means universal life energy. ‘Ki’ is what the Japanese refer to as energy, but Americans refer to it as ‘holy spirit,’ and the Chinese call it ‘chi.’
Now the question is, where is reiki used? Simple, the Japanese art of reiki is used on those areas of the body that have undergone a physical or emotional ailment, a physical ailment such as a headache, and an emotional ailment such as a broken heart from a former relationship. Reiki masters believe that energy can get blocked due to these causes, and over time, it can transform into an illness.
So reiki acts similar to how acupuncture works. Reiki health practitioners will regulate the energy flow and detangle any negative energy in your chakra centers.
6 Healing Benefits of Reiki
If you are skeptical about investing your time in a reiki healing session, here are six benefits to help you understand why reiki healing is essential.
Benefit 1: Intensely Relaxing
Just like a massage relaxes the muscles of your body, a reiki healing relaxes your mind and improves your emotional wellbeing. In a way, it is like practicing mindfulness with reiki by becoming more refreshed and having a clear mindset. It can allow people to fall into a deep meditative sleep because it releases stress that blocks negative energy.
Benefit 2: Improves the Condition of Physical Ailments
Many clients who have experienced a reiki healing session have stated that it has improved their condition of physical ailments such as nausea, insomnia, tension, headaches, fatigue syndromes, and even cancer.
People who underwent reiki healing stated that their headache was gone post-session. Those who had insomnia stated that they fell asleep for a moment. According to Cancer Research UK, cancer patients who experienced reiki healing felt more relaxed, felt relieved of emotional tensions, and stated that they could cope better with difficult circumstances.
Benefit 3: Restores Balance Across all Systems of the Mind
Unlike other forms of therapy, reiki is non-invasive, mostly consisting of a light touch without any pressure from the reiki practitioner or the placement of crystals. This is especially beneficial for people that aren’t fond of massages or do not like being touched. Through reiki healing, harmony and balance are regulated by removing negative energy to allow the person to lead a positive life.
Benefit 4: Pain Relief
You may wonder how to relieve pain using reiki. Well, it is pretty simple; you see, within a reiki session, crystal healing may also be incorporated. They are considered magnets to attract positive energy into the body and to extract negative disease-inducing energy out of the person.
Suppose you don’t want to opt for medical intervention to treat pain. In that case, reiki healing is a great non-pharmaceutical substitute for not consuming potentially harmful medicines.
Pain is not just physical; it is also emotional and mental. So reiki healing session addresses the emotional and mental aspects of pain, allowing people to increase their pain tolerance and reduce the perception of the pain they feel.
Benefit 5: Mood Improvement
By relaxing the person undergoing a reiki healing session and addressing the emotional pain can lead to an improvement in mood. This can make you feel happier, calmer, more relaxed, and joyful. You can stay focused on current events and forget about past mistakes and decisions. A mood improvement can help you accept how your life’s path unfolds and promotes a positive reaction to all types of situations that you may encounter.
Benefit 6: Strengthens Your Immune System
The reiki healing technique will signal your body to go into a self-healing mode to digest, rest, and repair any emotional and physical damage caused. When a reiki master triggers this state, your body will begin the process of cleansing useless and negative energy from your body.
So in a way, it prevents your body from having an immune system failure and also decreases the risk of a possible burnout or exhaustion. This means that your body will be functioning near a natural state, such as normal blood pressure or heart rate.
The best thing about reiki healing is that it caters to people from all walks of life irrespective of your identity. It addresses your entire body both physically and emotionally. There is no such danger in undergoing a reiki healing session. The only thing that you should be wary of is whether the reiki master has authentic qualifications for practicing reiki healing or not. However, you should note that reiki is not an alternative treatment for medical issues or surgery.