If you are an open-minded individual who is willing to try just about anything and everything for the attainment of physical and mental well-being, then this article is made exclusively just for you. That’s because it is going to introduce you to an alternative form of therapy that is rather controversial as there’s no way to prove scientifically if it in fact does what it claims to do — you’ll find out in a few.
Such is what’s referred to as reiki healing. At times it is also known as hands on or palm healing due to the fact that a reiki practitioner uses the palm of his or her hands throughout the session.
Keep on reading if you like to know some of the most important matters about reiki healing. If you have family members and friends who are into all kinds of alternative forms of healing, make sure that you share this article on your various social media accounts afterwards to get them acquainted with reiki healing, too.
What is It?
Reiki healing came into being in Japan back in the late 1800s. Reiki is composed of two Japanese words: rei which means universal, and ki which means life energy.
Now that you know the words that make up the name of this healing modality, it’s plain to see that it employs universal energy in order for it to be able to provide the many different benefits it’s known to offer. For centuries now, many different traditional healing systems acknowledge the presence of energy fields around the human body. With the help of an unseen universal life force that is said to make up every living being on the face of the planet, those energy fields of yours can be recharged with positive energies or encouraged to transmit energy efficiently from one spot to the other.
Basically, that’s how traditional Chinese healing practices such as acupuncture and acupressure work. But instead of involving the insertion of tiny needles into the skin or application of pressure on certain points, reiki healing entails the use of the palms of the healer.
How Does a Session Look?
It’s possible for reiki healing to be carried out practically anywhere, although of course it’s a good idea for it to be done in a peaceful setting. The individual who us about to undergo this traditional Japanese form of healing is fully clothed while sitting on a chair or lying on a table. A session may last anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes.
Depending on the individual’s preference, soothing music may be playing in the background just like what usually happens when you’re getting a professional massage at your favorite spa or massage parlor.
There are various techniques that can be employed by the reiki healer. Some of them include beaming, clearing, centering, infusing, extracting negative energies and smoothing the aura — all of these entail manipulation of an invisible life force. Depending on the technique being used, the practitioner may place the palm of his or her hands on or over the body.
By the way, it’s not unlikely for some reiki healers out there to also employ chakra healing wands and crystals, too.
Here’s one more amazing thing about reiki healing: it can be carried out remotely. This means that you may take advantage of it even if you are not in the same room as the reiki healer. So having no reiki healing practitioner in your area is not an excuse for you to not give reiki healing a try and enjoy the many perks it’s known to offer — you can contact one over the phone or via the internet!