What is Reiki and How Does It Work?

What is Reiki and How Does It Work?
What is Reiki and How Does It Work?

Have you ever considered exploring the ancient art of Reiki, whether it be receiving a healing treating, or learning how to practise on others? The benefits of Reiki are numerous, and one of the greatest benefits of it is its ability to achieve overall healing and spiritual growth.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an energy healing practice that works holistically on the body, mind and spirit. It originates from Japan and was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 1900’s. The word Reiki translates from the Japanese as ‘spiritual energy’. Treatments are facilitated by a gentle, light touch and help promote relaxation and emotional balance. Since being introduced to the Western world in the late 1930’s, Reiki has become a widely accepted form of healing by many throughout the world today.

How Does Reiki Work?

Energy is everywhere, reacting from inside and outside of our bodies. Reiki aids in the body’s innate ability to heal itself by giving a conscious intention towards the acknowledgement and acceptance of the healing process. Reiki treatments help activate the body’s chakras to remove blockages in the body. By breaking through these energetic blocks, the body’s ability to heal itself is stimulated. Reiki heals by flowing through these blockages in the body where negative feelings are attached, charging them with positive energy, and causing the negative energy to break apart and dissipate.

What are the Benefits of Reiki?

One of the main functions of Reiki is to move any stagnant energy in the body, which is also called ‘cleansing’. When the negative energy in the body is moved or released through a Reiki treatment, this results in a happier state of mind and increased emotional balance. Ultimately this allows us to progress toward a state of enlightenment. There are numerous benefits of Reiki, including;

  • Induces relaxation
  • Releases emotional blockages
  • Accelerates natural healing
  • Relieves physical pain
  • Improves sleep and insomnia
  • Stabilizes blood pressure
  • Improves heart rate and digestion
  • Relieves or reduces stress
  • Balances subtle bodies energies.
  • Develops your own inner knowledge
  • Boosts immune responses
  • Decreases anxiety and tension
  • Increases inner knowledge
  • Increases personal growth and transformation

The practice of Reiki in modern Western society is gaining wide acceptance as a complementary healing practise to traditional methods. It is a simple, natural and safe method of healing that everyone can benefit from, whether the intent is for self-healing and self-improvement, or to help others achieve physical and emotional balance or spiritual enlightenment.

16 thoughts on “What is Reiki and How Does It Work?”

  • Tiara Wilson 7 years ago

    This is incredible. I have never ever heard of Reiki! I love learning new things when following along these blogs. I enjoyed you telling me about this!

  • Tami @ ThisMomsDelight 7 years ago

    I have never heard of reiki before. I’d love to give it a try since it induces relaxation. Both the 3rd chakra and the 6th chakra would be awesome to experience, as well.

  • Thanks for sharing this! I’ve written several spa articles and Reiki is a topic that comes up every now and then. I personal like less energy work and more kneading when I get a massage, but a mix of both is always good.

    Mae | http://www.thegospelofbeauty.org

    • There is definitely a difference with hands-on massages and Reiki…I like both…it depends on my needs at the time!

  • I have got some reiki work done. It was called energy clearing but its essentially the exact same thing. Ironically I was telling my friend over the weekend we should go get it done and I explained to her what energy clearing is. I would love to get more reiki work done!

  • I have never heard of Reiki, but from you explanation I sure could use a treatment.

  • My doctor practices Reiki and I’ve been interested in giving it a try to help decrease my blood pressure. I know he has mentioned so many time about the benefits of Reiki! Great post!

  • adriana 7 years ago

    Wow! I’ve never heard of Reiki! It sounds absolutely incredible. It’s great to know that things like this work! I’ve found great and similar results with my chiropractor, so I totally could see this working well. I definitely have to check this out!

  • I have heard so much about Reiki but I have always wanted to know more about it and now I do! This is a great post.

  • I’ve never done anything that has to do with holistic healing before. I’ve never really had the chance to delve deep into the subject of chakras, but I have friends who are. I think if I do my research, that I would be more accepting of the practices.

  • alisonrost 7 years ago

    I’m so glad you wrote about Reiki .. I’ve always wondered. A neighbor has a daughter who is trained in the field and has told me about it. She says every time she has a treatment she feels so much better. I’m going to have to seek out someone in our area!

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