The Essence Of Reiki Therapy


If you hear the term Reiki, almost by default it sounds spiritual or religious and yet neither the recipient or practitioner are required to accept or practice a spiritual element to either feel its benefits or provide its healing. Although for most who undergo Reiki will report some journey that for want of a better way of saying this felt spiritual whatever their belief system. The one thing that can be stated with 100% clarity is that Reiki holds no religious bias and hence does not interfere with anyone’s belief systems.

Reiki therapy touches the recipient in a variety of ways, through the physical and spiritual bodies and everything in between. To enjoy and feel the benefits of Reiki there needs to be one requirement and one requirement only, and that is for the recipient to be totally open minded to the flow of energy that will be heading their way, negativity even before starting any Reiki therapy will effect and block the flow of positive energy sent to assist the recipients conditions. Modern day Reiki owes everything to Doctor Usui Mikao who rediscovered Reiki in the early 1920’s having spent much of his life seeking for an answer to whether hands on healing was possible.

Reiki works on the basis that every living thing has an energy that surrounds it, and when in balance a person will feel well and when out of balance illness, depression, negativity and stress can rule. When providing a Reiki therapy it is the job of the Reiki practitioner to try and bring balance to the recipients body through facilitating the universal energy to the recipients betterment.

Reiki therapy has a number of basic effects that include deep relaxation, detox of the system, increases of the vibration or frequency of the body, provide new vitality in the form of healing energy and removal of negative energy.

In Reiki therapy, the practitioner is required to place their hands on or over the patient, and more often just hovering above the patient. If the practitioner feels the need to place their hands on the body, this will be light and will never require them to be placed in areas of sensitivity. For best results the recipient should be lying down on a treatment couch where either he or she can feel at complete ease and be ready to welcome in the positive energy.

Practitioners will firstly relax the recipient through using meditation and then will proceed to work from the head down the body to the recipients feet. This can be achieved by the practitioner using a series of hand positions that are positioned on or around the main seven chakras of the body. The purpose is to bring balance to the bodies energy field, other Reiki practitioners will trust more to their intuition and spiritual side and will move their hands to positions that they feel directed to go to. There are others, myself included who will do both of these on occasions. Both of these are extremely effective in assisting a number of conditions, although should never be seen as the primary form of care, but a secondary and complimentary approach to western medicine.

Generally hands will hover some 2 to 4 inches away from the body of the patient. The hands are cupped with the fingers closely bonded together and the thumbs pulled upward against the hand so the positive energy that you possess is directed to the one who needs it. For a Reiki therapy to be effective there is a need for both the practitioner and recipient to be working together. The Reiki practitioner will work hard to send the positive energy the recipients way, but the recipient of the healing must be open to receiving the healing to gain any tangible benefits.


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