By: Crystal Springe, NTP, S.A.G.E. Holistic Health & Wellness Center
The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means Universal Life and (Ki) which means Energy. It is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki practitioners follow these 5 intentions and principles:
Just for today I will not worry.
Just for today I will not be angry.
Just for today I will be grateful.
Just for today I will do my work honestly.
Just for today I will be kind to every living thing.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Many people use Reiki for wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate its natural healing abilities. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation or a tingling during the session or nothing at all but relaxation. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing, and invigorating. Reiki practitioners may incorporate other modalities such as crystal healing, essentials oils, and tarot card readings.
Reiki helps bring balance to our chakras. A chakra is a rotating center of Internal Life Force Energy, a junction where energy can enter or leave the body or be transformed into a different level of energy. We have seven major chakras running down the center of the body; Crown, Third Eye, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral, and Root. Each chakra carries a different quality of energy and has specific functions relating to the mind and body. The presence of Reiki has a very positive effect on the chakras in that it encourages and supports a more open, pure, and efficient creation and transformation of Internal Life Force Energy. This helps establish a sense of well-being, openness, and clarity.
Benefits you may experience by receiving Reiki:
Promotes harmony and balance
Releases and relaxes tension in the body
Breaks down energy blockages
Balances the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Cleanses body of toxins and supports the immune system
Clears the mind and improves focus
Helps you sleep better
Helps spiritual growth and emotional cleansing
Accelerates the body’s self-healing ability
Reiki sessions can be done in person or distance. Reiki energy connects on our spiritual and energetic levels. Distant Reiki sessions work because energy is not limited by distance. Distance is only a physical limitation, so sessions can be done without clients being physically present. We are all connected, as we are all energy matter and part of a larger whole.