Reiki therapy is a way of guiding energy throughout the body to promote the recipient’s self-healing abilities. The Reiki practitioner doesn’t cause the healing, nor are they the source of that healing energy; they’re a channel for the energy.
The word “Reiki” is a combination of two Japanese words: “rei,” which means “God’s wisdom,” or “the higher power,” and “ki,” which means “life force energy.”
Reiki is taught according to the Japanese tradition of the “sensei” (teacher) who passes the knowledge to the student through attunement, an initiation ceremony that is thought to open the student’s energy channels to facilitate the flow of healing energy.
5 Potential Health Benefits of Reiki:
- Improved mood and emotional well-being
- Reduced stress and increased relaxation
- Better sleep, improved insomnia symptoms
- For people undergoing surgery, lower blood pressure, anxiety, and pain rates
- For people with cancer, improved anxiety and pain management
Reiki is taught at three levels: first-level practitioners can practice on themselves or others through light touch; second-degree practitioners can practice distance healing; and third-degree or master level practitioners can teach and initiate others into Reiki.
There are no dangers in undergoing Reiki. Reiki can do no harm and has no side effects. Make sure you find a qualified professional Reiki practitioner.