Reiki: Healing for the Whole Family

By Ricki Burton

Reiki is a natural system of energy healing, a Japanese healing art to release stress, provide relaxation and promote healing to the body. The simplest definition of the word Reiki is Universal or Higher Power (Rei) and Life Force Energy (Ki).

Reiki is known as being one of the safest and potentially gentlest of all the healing arts. It has long been acknowledged that Reiki can have profound and transformative effects on the physical and energetic bodies.

We all have energy centres called chakras that spin at different speeds or frequencies in our body. When we become out of balance in mind or the body holds physical pain or disease, our chakras may be blocked or “bogged down” with stuck energy. My hands are placed on the body as energy is brought through my crown into my hands, re-aligning the chakras (energy centres) and energy field encouraging the body to realise its own self-healing capabilities.

​Reiki can be used on people of all ages including animals and with all manner of physical and emotional issues and conditions. When used with sensitivity and compassion from the heart, there are few times when Reiki could not be of a significant benefit in some way.

A Reiki treatment can help to ease tension, induce a deep relaxed state, concentrate the mind and bring about a sense of whole-being and wellness. It is a remarkable tool for managing stress levels connected with day to day living and can offer us the expansiveness we often seek allowing us to embrace our lives with greater skill and clarity.

A Reiki treatment can help to ease tension, induce a deep relaxed state, concentrate the mind and bring about a sense of whole-being and wellness.

Physically, Reiki is often used to give relief to a wide variety of conditions such as back ache, inflammation, swelling and easing of pain, to name but a very small few. Reiki enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself, working throughout the body on each level, being absorbed by cells, tissues and organs, flowing to the mind, emotions, spiritual essence and aura.

Reiki has an innate wisdom whereby it goes wherever it is needed most in the body and aura. It helps to cleanse the body of energetic and physical toxins. Over time, Reiki can enhance intuition, meditation and spiritual evolution.

As every person is a unique individual, people’s responses and experiences to Reiki will be different. As Reiki is a fluid energy, deep shifts and changes at a physical cellular level and within the emotional field may rise to the surface in interesting ways. Some common effects after a treatment can include tiredness, hunger, extra energy, tearfulness, thirst, feelings of empowerment and emotional strength, inner physical trembling or vivid dreams.

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