Benefits of Reiki
11 Benefits of Having a Reiki Treatment
There are many wonderful benefits of Reiki. Reiki is a very simple process, but usually produces quite profound effects. The main purpose of a reiki treatment is not only to support the physical body, but also to promote a positive mind so you can experience more joy in life. The great thing about reiki is that one does not have to be ill to experience the benefits.
Some come to Reiki to help with their energy levels, managing the stress of daily life or when transitions are happening in their lives. Others will come to develop themselves spiritually and experience a greater sense of meaning in life. Many of my clients are well and want to stay that way so reiki helps them to maintain that harmony so they can respond to the challenges differently.
After a treatment most people feel calm and relaxed, self better and some say they feel energetic, clear-minded and productive.
Many who come for Reiki treatments or Reiki training realise that balancing their systems can help them to cope better with a wide range of health conditions, including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and infertility to mention a few.
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Benefits of Reiki
1. Promotes Harmony & Balance
Reiki helps to promote harmony and balance. It is an effective, non invasive energy healing modality that enhances the body’s natural healing ability whilst energising and promoting overall wellness. Reiki works directly on restoring balance on all levels and works directly on the problem and condition instead of just masking or relieving symptoms.
When we chat about balance, we mean mental and emotional balance, left and right brain, masculine and feminine, labelling things as good or bad, positive or negative etc.
2. Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension
What many people enjoy about a reiki treatment is it allows them time to themselves where they aren’t ‘doing’ but just ‘being’. Clients have reported feeling more clear, peaceful, relaxed and lighter in themselves.
Reiki provides a space where you can be more aware of what is going on inside your body and mind. To learn to listen to your own body and make wise decisions regarding your well being from this place. Being more present means you are in your body, which helps you to access even more that inner knowing and wisdom that we all have!
3. Dissolves energy blocks and promotes natural balance between mind, body and spirit
Regular Reiki treatments can bring about a calmer and more peaceful state of being, in which a person is better able to cope with everyday stress. This mental balance also enhances learning, memory and mental clarity.
Reiki can heal mental/emotional wounds and can help alleviate mood swings, fear, frustration and even anger. Reiki can also strengthen and heal personal relationships.
Because Reiki enhances your capability to love, it can open you up to the people around you and help your relationships grow.
4. Assists the body in cleansing itself from toxins and supports the immune system
We spend so much time in stress-reactive fight/flight phase that it becomes our ‘norm’ and our bodies literally forget how to return to balance.
Reiki reminds our bodies how to shift into parasympathetic nervous system (rest / digest) self-healing mode.
Rest/digest doesn’t mean you have to stop being active and productive or ‘do nothing’. It allows you to sleep better and digest better which is important to maintaining health and vitality. The more you are in this space, the more you can be active and productive without being stressed, exhausted or burntout.
5. Clears the mind and improves focus as you feel grounded & centred
Reiki can support you in staying centered in the present moment rather than getting caught up in regrets about the past or anxieties about the future. It can strengthen your ability to accept and work with the way events are unfolding even when they don’t follow your desires or timetable. You begin to react to situations, people and yourself in a supportive way rather than acting our of habit.
6. Aids better sleep
The number one outcome of receiving a Reiki session is relaxation. When we’re relaxed, we sleep better, our bodies heal better, we think more clearly, and we relate to each other more genuinely. Often clients will experience deep relaxation during their Reiki session and sometimes a deep sleep during the session as well.
7. Accelerates the body’s self-healing ability as you start to return to your natural state
Reiki healing quickly returns you to your natural state, or at least gets your body moving in the right direction.
That means your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure improve. Breathing deeper and easier is one of the first things to happen during a self-practice or treatment received from someone else. When we breath better, our minds naturally settle. Science supports that.
As your respiration deepers your body moves into parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) dominance i.e. the rest/digest phase. Your body was made to function primarily in the rest/digest phase rather than the more commonly experienced fight/flight phase.
8. Helps relieve pain and supports the physical body healing
On the outside looking in, a Reiki treatment might appear to be merely a sequence of hand placements, it works to restore balance on the deepest possible level. It encourages your system to improve your body’s vital functions (breathing, digesting and sleeping) so your physical systems function optimally.
On the physical level, Reiki helps to relieve pain from migraine, arthritis, sciatica ~ just to name a few. It also helps with symptoms of asthma, chronic fatigue, menopausal symptoms, and insomnia.
9. Helps spiritual growth and emotional cleansing
You do not need to be into spirituality to enjoy the benefits of reiki. Yet, for many they receive reiki treatments to support themselves through their self healing journey i.e. spiritual growth / personal development.
Reiki addresses the whole person, rather than targeting individual symptoms. It can create profound, often subtle shifts from deep within your own being. What does that look like? Guidance about what to do around difficult situations can come more easily. Or it may inspire a change in attitude or belief about your situation. Suddenly, you see your condition from a fresh perspective and are able to deal with it in a more positive way. Or it might direct you to the right kind of action needed which is guided from within.
10. Compliments medical treatment & other therapies
Reiki is a wonderful compliment to conventional medicine and helps relax patients on the levels of the mind and physical body. When a patient is relaxed the healing process is accelerated. People sleep much better and are calmer following Reiki treatments.
The beauty of Reiki is that it is non invasive and is administered in a very gentle manner. The Reiki practitioner can give Reiki without touching the body in cases where patients have burns or major injuries.
Reiki is safe to use if you have medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or heart conditions. You may receive Reiki treatments if you are undergoing chemotherapy. Pregnant woman can have Reiki treatments to support them through all stages of the pregnancy. Reiki is for everyone!
11. You can learn Reiki yourself
Many clients will learn reiki for themselves by attending my Reiki Level 1 course so they can boost their own energy levels on a daily basis. Some are drawn to reiki to support their physical healing, some want to delve deeper into their personal development and most have experienced the benefits of reiki and wish to be able to support themselves that way regularly.
What happens during a reiki treatment
A reiki treatment takes places in a relaxing environment where you can allow yourself permission to relax. At the beginning of a session I will explain what reiki is, clarify why you are looking for reiki and if you are suffering from any specific aliments. Then you get the opportunity to switch off from the real world for about 1 to 1 1/4 hours and experience the benefits of reiki for yourself.
During the reiki treatment your remain fully clothed and lie on a massage table. I will cover you in a light blanket so you are comfortable and relaxed. I will place my hands over specific parts of your body, usually starting from the head and working towards the feet. I will respect your privacy and personal space during this process. As I use the hand positions you may become aware of sensations (heat, cold, tingling, shivers etc) throughout your body. You may also feel nothing. This is totally normal, as this is the reiki energy is being absorbed by your body is going to whatever part of your body needs it the most.
Reiki usually sends people into a state of deep relaxation so you may even fall asleep. As each individual is unique, I find that each reiki treatment is also unique as reiki works on many levels, going to where it needs to go. The reiki energy is cumulative in that it builds up each time you have a treatment, which is why it is recommended to have 4-6 sessions to kick start your self healing ability.
After the treatment you may feel energized while others feel peaceful and tranquil. Most people notice a difference after the first reiki treatment, and the benefits of reiki grow with repeated sessions.
How many treatments should I have?
I get asked this question a lot. The answer is, “It depends.” It depends on a number of things.
People attend Reiki treatments for various reasons. If you choose Reiki as a method of pampering or a boost then a Reiki treatment once in a while is sufficient. If you have a chronic condition and wish to have Reiki treatments with the aim of improving your health challenge, ongoing weekly treatments are usually encouraged for a period of six to eight weeks.
For conditions like stress, tension, anxiety, sleeplessness and emotional problems I’d suggest 4 treatments over a period of 8 weeks; physical stuff can take a little longer. If you are looking for longer term support as your navigate challenge and integrate changes into your life, I’d suggest bi-weekly or monthly treatments.
The reiki energy is cumulative and builds up in the system. While the benefits of reiki may be noticed after one treatment, ongoing Reiki treatments are desirable for long term results. Just like anything the more you do it, the better the results e.g. one yoga class is wonderful, yoga regularly is where you will truly feel and see the benefits.
You know your body best and are the best spokesperson for you.
Would you like to tune out so you can tune in?
Experience the benefits of a reiki treatment for yourself.
So often we are rushing, ticking of ‘to-do’ list and don’t have a moment to catch our breath – so I invite you to pause, breath and experience a reiki treatment to refill your inner well.
Conditions Reiki can Treat
Reiki can be a great benefit to many conditions by helping you deal with the pain, release emotions attached to the symptom and assist in healing the aliment. Some of the many conditions reiki can treat are as follows:
- Skin conditions;
- Back problems;
- Low Self Esteem;
- Poor Self Confidence;
- and many more;
Do You Need a Reiki Treatment?
Ask yourself the following:
- Are you sick and tired of being tired and sick?
- Is your mind or body stressed?
- Are you feeling run down?
- Does your body feel like it needs to be nourished?
- Do you need to listen to your inner knowing?
- Do you feel like your head is in the clouds?
- Are you looking to reduce those nagging aches and pains?
- Do you have a racing mind from all those thoughts going around your head?
- Would you like a good night’s sleep?
- When was the last time you were deeply relaxed?
- Do you feel mentally or physically exhausted?
- Do you wish for some time just to relax?
- Are you looking for some inner peace?
- Would you like to connect to your own body?
When Can You Have a Reiki Treatment?
Reiki does not have to be a stand alone treatment. The beauty of reiki is that it can also be used:
- When you are not ill but want a relaxing treatment;
- When you just want a pick me up or to boost your energy levels;
- When you are on medication;
- When you are having cancer treatment or chemotherapy;
- When you are going for surgery (before, during and after)
- When you have plaster of paris;
- When you are in hospital;
- When you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant; or
- with other complimentary therapies.
If you are unable to make it in person for a reiki treatment, you can still receive a distance / remote healing session. It’s the exact same as receiving it in person so it means you can get the support you need.