What is Reiki ?
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means ‘God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power’ and Ki which is ‘life force energy’. So Reiki is actually ‘spiritually guided life force energy’.
Reiki is a technique for stress reduction that also promotes healing. It is administered by ‘laying on hands’ and is based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy’ flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
What does Reiki do ?
Reiki helps to heal body, mind and spirit. It does this by accelerating the body’s own ability to heal itself physically and by opening the mind to the emotional and spiritual causes of disease and pain. The flow of energy is experienced mostly as heat by both the person channeling the energy and those receiving, but it may also be experienced as a fine tingling, a tremor, and in cases of extreme need a deep chill. Most people having a Reiki treatment become aware of tension dropping away while the ever chattering mind becomes still. This gives rise to a deep sense of relaxation and an overall sense of well being.
The ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. A practitioner is initiated by a series of attunements, given by a Reiki master. The attunements open the flow of universal healing energy. Reiki practitioners also use the Reiki Sacred symbols
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
When to use Reiki ?
Reiki, also known to some as energy healing, is a holistic and all-natural approach to healing that promotes healing through the power of using touch to move energy throughout the body. It can be used to treat many different types of ailments, including (but certainly not limited to) joint and muscle pain, stress and anxiety, fatigue, and during recovery from different types of illness. Reiki can be an important part of one’s healing, as it promotes more positive thinking, greater strength, and the return of energy to the body.
Many individuals report that during reiki treatment, they can feel the positive, warm energy flowing around them. Sessions are incredibly positive, and help to reduce an individual’s levels of stress. Skilled reiki practitioners can direct energies towards problem areas within the body, achieving a better flow of energy within the body and promoting overall well-being.
When searching for a reiki therapist, it is important to find a practitioner who has the skills and training necessary to help make it a positive and engaging experience. Andrea Plumb of Andrea Plumb Therapies is extremely knowledgeable in the field of energy healing, and can utilize reiki on its own or as a part of your overall massage therapy treatment.
In addition to reiki healing, Andrea Plumb also has experience in numerous other fields of massage, including deep tissue massage, remedial massage, pregnancy massage, cupping, and Swedish massage.