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What Is Reiki and How Does It Work?


What Is Reiki?
Speaking spiritually, reiki is a form of spiritual and sublime energy, life force, or a pure conscious energy of the universe. All living beings contain a source of energy, that comes from the universe. You might know this energy as Qi in China, Prana in India, and Mana in Hawaii. We have constant energy flowing in and around us, wether or not it can be seen with the human eye. In some cases we are unconsciously aware that it can affect our mind body and soul.

Technically speaking, it is a Japanese energy healing technique created by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century. The original practiced form of reiki throughout the world today is also known as Usui reiki. Also labeled as a complementary or alternative health approach. Many have a misconception that it directly cures diseases or illnesses, this is false. In some cases patients have found that they did benefit from regular sessions when dealing with management of symptoms and improvement of general well-being.

During a reiki session, the practitioner places their hands either directly on the patient/client or just above. The belief is that the practitioner is able to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities. Concluding that the practitioner is essentially channeling the energy to project into the recipient, so they are able to heal themselves. 

Are there side effects/risks?
There are no known risk when receiving reiki healing. It is non-invasive and considered safe. Side effects have not been found during numerous studies. 

Workings of Reiki Energy
Chakras are seven energy centre's in your body that affect your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. When you begin to work on your chakras, your energy begins to flow upwards. Many people’s chakras are unbalanced. Often times they are blocked, overactive or inactive, resulting in confusion, depression, imbalances and low energy. By awakening, and or aligning the chakras through special techniques, the energy begins to move in the right direction bringing you positivity, peace, clarity, high energy, balance and success. Spiritual enhancement is crucial, due to its capability to create emotional stress, which offsets your body's natural ability to heal itself. Reiki energy can help bring the body back to its natural ability to heal itself. However, it's up to the recipient to accept the energy and process whatever their problem is in order to shift that energy.


Please note that reiki does not replace traditional medical or therapeutic treatments. Reiki should not be used as a substitute for consultation of a physician, a practitioner of natural therapeutics or a psychotherapist. Reiki can increase the efficacy of other types of healing.