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An introduction to Reiki
What is Reiki ?
What is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient, non-intrusive complementary therapy. A hands-on healing technique, Reiki enhances the body's own innate ability to heal itself on all levels.
RFI does not recognise any other therapy (eg. Angel therapy, Crystal therapy) as a part of the Reiki system of healing. While these therapies are sometimes used in conjunction with Reiki, it is imperative that the client and Reiki students are informed of the clear distinction between Reiki and other healing modalities. Reiki is an individual healing art in its own right.
It helps restore balance and harmony to the mind, body and spirit. The energy involved in Reiki healing is the universal energy that surrounds all life. Reiki is used throughout the world by people of all creeds and belief systems. Reiki can benefit everyone. The two ways to experience Reiki energy are to have a Reiki treatment from a Reiki practitioner or to learn how to use it for yourself, by attending a Reiki Course.
Everyone has the ability to use Reiki however, most adults have closed off to the energy they were naturally channeling as children. Years of conditioning and the general ups and downs of life contribute to this.
How Reiki works?
We all have an energy field (aura) surrounding our physical body. As we go through life we place demands on our energy field. During a Reiki treatment this energy field can re-energise. Reiki restores the natural balance of the body, providing deep relaxation and bringing a sense of peace and well-being. It is called universal life energy because it draws upon the healing energy of the universe rather than the energy of the practitioner. The Reiki practitioner has been professionally trained to channel the Reiki energy. Reiki will pass through clothing, bandages, plaster casts or braces so anyone can avail of a Reiki treatment.
The reported Benefits of Reiki:
- Boost the immune system
- Reduce Stress
- Increase energy
- Promote relaxation
- Improve focus and clarity of mind.
- Enhance self-confidence
- Help with the grieving process
- Complement other therapies
- Accelerate the healing process after injuries and surgery
- Benefit chronic and acute medical conditions
- Help to maintain health and well-being
- Compliments conventional therapies
Reiki can be of great benefit for a broad range of conditions. It is used as a compliment to conventional therapies. Some people who have migraine, asthma, skin conditions, ulcers, orthopedic injuries and arthritis have noted improvements in their health. Reiki has also supported some people who have various forms of cancer and other types of serious health conditions. The gentle Reiki energy is also effective in calming the mind and has helped many with anxiety and depression. Reiki is a great support in helping people deal with normal day to day issues in a relaxed way. People may find that after Reiki they cope better with life issues and their energy is not depleted along the way. People with low self-esteem and poor self-confidence levels may have also noted remarkable differences following treatments. Reiki is something that pregnant woman can use and can be a great support during child birth. Some maternity hospitals now offer Reiki as a complementary form of therapy.
Reiki has also been used in the following situations:
- While people are on medication
- While having Chemotherapy.
- Have a Plaster of Paris
- In many Hospitals and Hospices around the country
- In conjunction with other forms of complementary healing