What is Reiki?
Reiki is a complementary health approach in which practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above a person, with the goal of directing energy to help facilitate the person’s own healing response. It’s based on an Eastern belief in an energy that supports the body’s innate or natural healing abilities.
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“Reiki” (ray – key) is a Japanese word meaning “universal life energy,” the energy found in all things. This energy is typically applied through touch for the purpose of creating the connection with Reiki. When connected with Reiki in a conscious way, an individual has the possibility of healing, awakening, and enlivening through this practice.
In her early diary Hawayo Takata, the woman who brought Usui Shiki Ryoho or the Usui System of Reiki (or Natural) Healing out of Japan, stated, “This power (Reiki) is unfathomable, immeasurable, and being a universal life force, it is incomprehensible to man. Yet, every single living being is receiving its blessings daily, awake and asleep.”
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What Is Reiki supposed to do?
A Reiki treatment supports the whole person — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
When a Reiki practitioner places their hands on an area of their own or another person’s clothed body, Reiki flows through the practitioner into the person receiving the treatment. This flow may be felt as any type of sensation—heat, cold, vibration, tingling, unusual heaviness, or sometimes as no sensation at all. A full Reiki treatment takes about 60 to 90 minutes.
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How does Reiki work?
Reiki allows you to relax and rejuvenate by enhancing your body’s energy system. The Reiki practitioner acts as a conduit to direct energy in a non-invasive way to your whole system.
As you relax and open to receiving healing, your body can draw on this energy to reinvigorate and realign body, mind, and emotions. Stagnant areas of the body start to unblock. As a result, you may find that you have fewer chronic aches and pains, and old injuries may lessen.
Reiki can also help release stuck emotions. While we usually allow emotions to pass through, sometimes we hold onto strong emotions and judgments. These can get stored or stuck in our physical body as pain – for example, stress that turns into a tension headache.
Reiki can help release pain caused by lower-vibration blockages of old emotions, thoughts, and experiences. This simple hand healing technique raises your life force energy by causing a release of low-vibration negative energy.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology, an integrative health practice, maps a reflection of the body predominantly on the feet, hands and outer ears. It uses unique manual techniques to deliver pressure to neural pathways assisting the body to function optimally. (2019)
The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complementary practice within the holistic health field. (RAA 2016)
How does Reflexology work?
Adding physical pressure to specific zones and reflex areas in the hands and feet results in stress reduction, which causes a physiological change in the body and stimulates a natural healing response. The enhanced overall relaxation helps increase blood supply, enhancing the body with more oxygen and nutrients, and encouraging detoxification.
Reflexology is generally relaxing and may help alleviate stress. Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet (or the hands and ears). Reflexologists use foot charts to guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas.
The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body. Pressure applied to the foot is believed to bring relaxation and healing to the corresponding area of the body.
Several studies indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as stress and anxiety, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Given that reflexology is also low risk, it can be a reasonable option if you’re seeking relaxation and stress relief.