Reiki is a form of energy healing that originated in Japan in the early 20th century. The term “reiki” comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which means vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Reiki is a complementary therapy that guides energy throughout the body to promote the recipient’s self-healing abilities and encourage a healthy flow of energy. Please note that the Reiki practitioner does not cause the healing, nor are they the source of the healing energy; they’re a channel for the energy — similar to the way a garden hose acts as a channel for water.
Benefits of Reiki:
Reiki practice may help with a variety of physical and emotional problems, including insomnia, stress, depression, anxiety, and pain.
- Improve mood and emotional well-being
- Reduce stress and anxiety and increase relaxation
- Promote better sleep and improve insomnia symptoms
- For people undergoing surgery, lower blood pressure, anxiety and pain rates
- For people with cancer, improve anxiety and pain management
Reiki gives the body a break from the stresses of daily life, helping the physical body return to a state of relaxation. Once in this state, the body is able to heal any damage brought on by stress, injury, or disease. However, as Reiki serves as a complimentary therapy, it is NOT recommended to substitute anything prescribed by your healthcare practitioner.