In these troubling and stressful times, it is vital for us to dedicate time towards our mental health and overall self-care. In a society that has started to revolve around self-care and healing, there are many methods to choose from. Although many of them can lighten our mood, few can promise the shifting of negative or clogged energy through our bodies.
What is Reiki Healing?
Reiki healing is an ancient Japanese energy healing therapy practice that encourages relaxation and de-stressing. This practice is founded on the idea that life force energies flow through our bodies, giving us the ability to live. When these energies are low or clogged, we feel lost, depressed, or overly stressed. Whereas when energies are high and flowing, we are given a sense of ease and happiness. Although there is some skepticism surrounding its effectiveness, those who practice and receive Reiki healing believe strongly in its ability to heal.
What to Expect From Your First Reiki Healing Session
Reiki is a very spiritual experience that can also be thought of as a guided meditation. Although it can be practiced anywhere, it is recommended that you choose a peaceful place where you can lay down comfortably. The session takes about an hour, but it can be longer depending on the recipient’s needs. Before starting the session, the practitioner will break down the experience and speak to the patient about any issues they are facing or would like to focus on.
Once the session starts, the patient will lay down comfortably, fully clothed, but without shoes. It is recommended that one wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing. The practitioner then places their hands lightly over specific areas of the body, moving the hands in different directions to shift the energies and see where they’re clogged. If the patient prefers to not be touched, the practitioner can conduct the Reiki healing session by hovering his or her hands above the patient without physical contact. When practicing any spiritual forms of healing, it is crucial to have an open mind and be free of judgment. When the session is over, you should feel relaxed and centered.
What are the Benefits of Reiki Healing?
Like any therapeutic practice, the experience is unique to each person. Many who partake in Reiki healing tout relief in anxiety and depression; therefore, they experience a boost to their overall mood. The goal of Reiki healing is to promote healing and growth. Stress can be particularly toxic to bodily systems, like your metabolism and immune system; relieving stress through this practice can improve health issues. Plus, you may experience improved memory, behavior, and personal growth as a result of your sessions.