What is Energy Therapy & Reiki?
Today many of us are doing the best we can to deal with
day-to-day stresses in life. 90% of
disease and illness is stress related.
It is important that we carve out time each day to relieve our stress
even if for just 15 minutes. Taking any
amount of time each day to just relax helps to restore holistic balance and
energy for our mind, body and spirit.
Some find that movement relaxes them through some sort of exercise. Some need complete physical relaxation by
just being still. Either way these
methods utilize Energy. Everything we do
and everything around us responds to and creates some form of energy. Humans, animals and plants are very receptive
to energy, especially positive energy which promotes healing and wellness in
all life forms.
There are many Energy Therapies available that work with the
“life force” to restore balance and flow of positive energy within the body,
mind and spirit. This universal life
force is recognized in many cultures by different names (i.e. Chi, Ki, Prana, Kundalini,
Spirit) and it is within all living things. Life force flows within the
physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians or nadis. If one's life force energy is disrupted or low,
then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. Energy therapy works to increase the vitality
and flow of the life force so that we are more capable of being
happy, healthy and centered.
One powerful and non-evasive energy therapy is Reiki
(Ray-key). “Rei” meaning universal, all
encompassing, or Spiritual Wisdom and “Ki” is the life force in all living
things. Reiki is a Japanese name however
its origins date back farther than the Japanese culture to Sanskrit and Tibet. Reiki practiced today was rediscovered by
Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. Reiki is
not a religion but is spiritually oriented.
It is used by many Nuns,
Ministers and Priests as a healing modality.
Reiki energy flows through the affected parts of the life
force nourishing them with positive energy raising the vibratory level where
negative energy is attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and
fall away clearing and healing the energy pathways allowing the life force to
flow naturally. Reiki is used for
relaxation, healing and releasing of negative emotions and energy. It is a beneficial treatment for all ages and
health conditions. It compliments all
other medical and therapeutic treatments and only serves the highest good.
My personal experiences with Reiki are profound. I first started receiving Reiki to release stress
and to find balance. I noticed
significant improvement after receiving my first treatment. I felt so calm and at peace within. After a few treatments I quickly decided that
I wanted to become a practitioner if for no other reason than to do the therapy
on myself and my loved ones. This was
nearly 3 years ago and ever since I have incorporated Reiki into daily routine. My health has been outstanding as I have not had
so much as a common cold since. My
children often ask for Reiki at bedtime because it relaxes them and helps them
feel safe. I use it in my Holistic Massage Therapy
practice to enhance massage sessions. I
have even used Reiki on my pets to calm them and they love it.
No matter what energy therapy you choose, it is recommended
that you seek a practitioner who is certified in their modality and has an Art
of Healing License. Energy therapy
should never be imposed upon you nor should it cause pain. It should be a natural, safe and peaceful