Reiki and healing go together. Reiki is a healing practice that has its origins in Japan. The work Reiki means “spiritually guided life force energy” in Japanese. It is used in the treatment in the reduction of stress and healing of most any ailment and is done with the laying on of hands. Reiki treats the whole person, not just the body. When you receive a Reiki treatment you will feel relaxed and peaceful because Reiki has an effect on your emotions, mind and spirit too.
Reiki and healing mesh well because Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. It is transferred to the student during a Reiki class rather than being taught like other classes. During the “teaching” by a Reiki master the student is allowed to tap into his/her life force energy. Doing this can improve the student’s quality of life.
Reiki is considered “spiritual” healing but it is not a religion. You do not have to believe in anything spiritual to get the benefits. If you believe in a diety you might find the Reiki puts you more in touch with your religion. Even though it is not a religion, Dr. Maiko Usui, the founder of the Reiki system, recommended that one practice the ethical ideals that promote peace and harmony that are universal in most all cultures.
Reiki practitioners use specific hand positions but not massage. The practitioners healing energy flows through their hands to the client. It heightens the client’s own healing energy. Reiki comes from the client to the practitioner, it is not sent. Our body’s intelligence will send the energy where it is needed and the practitioner will not be drained because the treatment goes both ways. Because of its success, Reiki is being offered in hospitals to help patients heal faster. It helps to reduce pain and stress, shorten healing time and create optimism. It can also be used to cope with grief. It is because Reiki and healing naturally go together that it is so effective.
There are different types of Reiki, ‘light-Touch’ or ‘hands- on’ or a method where there is no touch called ‘distance’ or absent’ Reiki. No matter which method is used, the client remains clothed and can relax in a chair or on a massage table.
People that have tried Reiki have experienced wonderful results because it can be used in the treatment of any disease or condition. If you are not familiar with Reiki here is a link that will give you a nice introduction http://www.reiki.org/Movies/Movie1.html.
The attached video shows how you can perform Reiki on yourself. There are two parts to the procedure. One is 9 minutes long and the other 5:46 minutes long. I just did them on myself and feel more relaxed and some of the muscle pain is going away. This is something I think I’ll be doing more often for all over comfort and perhaps some relief from my fibromyalgia.
Reiki and Healing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r-ggKI9V5o Reiki and Healing