In recent years, Reiki has been gaining popularity in mainstream healthcare as an effective form of healing therapy.

You too can add Reiki to your usual self-care routine, an addition that will boost not just your physical well being, but also mental and emotional.

How does Reiki work?

Reiki is a hands-on energy healing technique that targets and manipulates the energy fields within and outside the body. During a regular Reiki session, the practitioner will channel these energies into the recipient to promote wellness.

Practitioners believe stagnated energy in certain areas of the body are responsible for emotional pain and physical injuries, and the Reiki healing therapy is geared towards removing these blocks and improving the flow of energy to help the body heal itself.

Reiki is a spiritual energy healing practice which originated in Japan. It is neither a form of massage therapy nor based on any religious belief.

The word ‘Reiki’ was coined from Japanese words ‘Rei, which means ‘supernatural’ and ‘Ki’ which means ‘energy’; it refers to the supernatural energy which flows through channels known as meridians in the body of all living things. This energy is meant to flow freely through the body but the reverse is the case in a sick person.

Referred to as palm healing, the healer or Reiki practitioner heals a patient by channelling energy from her hands to the patient’s body. This can either be done through touch or by placing her hands on the patient’s body. Channelled energy induces the body to heal itself.

A person in a healthy physical, mental and emotional state has free-flowing energy, while blocked energy signifies a weakness in energy levels or the person’s state of health, according to the University of Minnesota’s Centre for Spirituality and Healing.

A Reiki session can restore a person’s energy flow and alleviate stress. This is most likely the reason why a lot of people use Reiki sessions to treat anxiety, pain, reduce stress and manage depression. It is currently being integrated into some medical healthcare systems to help patients cope with cancer.

Reiki was rediscovered by Mikao Usui, a Japanese monk between the 19th and 20th centuries. Hawayo Takata, a Japanese- American woman, brought the practice of Reiki to the West in 1937 after visiting Japan for a while.

A Reiki session often lasts for one hour or one and a half hours. Prior to the commencement of the session, the practitioner describes to the patient what the session entails. Afterwards the patient either lies on a massage bed or sits in a chair for her session to begin. The patient is not required to take off her clothes though the shoes might need to be removed if she chooses to use a massage bed.

The practitioner can either touch the patient’s body lightly or allow her hands to hover above the patient’s body while she channels the healing energy. Although there is no medical proof to back up the existence of “ki” in the body or to explain the mechanism with which Reiki heals, it is said to be highly effective.

Reiki is not known to have any adverse effects on the human body and this is most likely why more people are choosing it as a form of alternative medicine.

Combining Reiki with Other Energy Healing Techniques

Reiki is a natural partner to other energy healing techniques. They all focus on the body’s energy fields. Reiki not only aligns well with other chakra-focused practices but also offers you a different method to enhance your well being.

It complements other therapy and healing forms such as acupuncture, Qi Gong, Shiatsu, as well as yoga, meditation, massage, and conventional medicine.

Whether you’re living healthy through dieting, meditation, or fitness, adding Reiki to your routine will yield results you can hardly deny.


Other forms of energy healing come with great benefits but there’s more to achieve with Reiki.  Take your time to learn how you can harmonise your energy with Reiki and take practical steps in adding it to your general routine.

To understand how Reiki can help you,  then please give Paul a call on 085 106 7700 and he will be delighted to help.

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