I have been a Reiki Master for several years. In this post, I will be answering the frequently asked questions that people have about Reiki therapy. I will also be talking about the benefits and the chakra system.
What Is Reiki Therapy?
Reiki is a Japanese healing art developed in the 1800s. Reiki therapy involves laying hands on the body to provide balance and relieve pain. Every living thing in the universe has a life force energy flowing through it. This reiki healing energy is channeled through the hands of the practitioner into the body and aura of the receiver. Reiki therapy heals on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It balances all of the chakras and helps return the body to its natural perfect state.
What Is A Reiki Therapy Session Like?
In a Reiki therapy session, the client is fully dressed and lies down on a massage table under a blanket in a warm, candlelit room with soft music. The therapist lightly places and holds their hands on specific areas of the body for 3 to 5 minutes to rebalance the energy. It induces a deeply restful, meditative state. Here is a Youtube video that shows a demonstration of a reiki therapy session, so you can see exactly what it is like.
If you don’t want to go to a practitioner, you can do Reiki therapy on yourself. Please see the section below on Reiki therapy training. Once you are trained in Reiki therapy, you can also do distance healing on other people. There are 3 levels of Reiki training, and you need to be at least trained in Reiki I to do healings on yourself and others.
What Are The Benefits Of Reiki Therapy?
- Alleviates stress and induces a deep state of relaxation.
- Increases the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
- Eases depression, anxiety, insomnia, lack of confidence, and addiction.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Helps in relieving pain.
- Balances of the chakras
- Clears energy blockages and suppressed emotions.
- Aids in healing every known physical and mental illness.
- Works well with traditional medicine and improves its results.Helps to speed recovery after surgery.
- Helps to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
- Provides limitless benefits of spiritual growth and increases intuition.
- Enhances meditation.
- Helps to balance emotions.
- Helps to alleviate headaches.
What Are Chakras?
Our body contains centers of energy called chakras. There are seven main chakras in our body and they directly correlate with our physical body. They are stacked together in a central column from the crown of your head to the base of your spine. When they are in balance, we allow life-force energy or chi to flow optimally through us. This creaates a better balance between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves. Reiki healing balances all of these energy centers.
1st Chakra – Base of spine. Survival.
2nd Chakra – Below the navel. Emotions and reproduction.
3rd Chakra – Stomach. Personal Power.
4th Chakra – Heart area. Love.
5th Chakra – Throat area. Communication.
6th Chakra – Third eye. Intuition.
7th Chakra – Crown of head. Spirituality.
How Do Blockages Develop In The Chakras?
Physical trauma – injuries, accidents, surgery, illness. Also poor posture and repetitive strain.
Emotional trauma – suppression of emotions, grief, loss, death of a loved one, betrayal, divorce.
Sexual Trauma – sexual abuse, incest, rape, abortion, miscarriage.
Fear, Guilt, Denial, Repressed Anger
How Do I Know If My Chakras Are Blocked?
1st Chakra – Lower back, sciatica, knee problems. Not feeling secure or grounded. Obsessed with money and survival issues.
2nd Chakra – Lower back and problems with reproductive organs. Difficulty expressing emotions.
3rd Chakra – Stomach problems. Feelings of powerlessness and anger.
4th Chakra – Shoulder tension. Heart, circulation, blood pressure problems. Feelings of grief, loss, depression.
5th Chakra – Neck tension, thyroid, throat problems. Difficulty speaking up or expressing yourself.
6th Chakra – Headaches, vision problems, forgetfulness. Overly logical and rational, afraid to trust intuition.
7th Chakra – Headaches. Spiritual issues. Lacks faith and trust in God.
How Is Reiki Therapy Different Than Massage?
Massage is extremely effective in getting rid of physical tension and often this is what is needed. However, sometimes tension held in the body is caused by emotional trauma, psychological distress, or spiritual despair. Emotions such as fear, guilt, grief and anger can become trapped in the body and mask themselves as muscular tension. Since Reiki works not only on the physical level, but also on the emotional, spiritual and mental levels, it is very effective in such situations. I often combine Reiki therapy with massage to get the benefits of both therapies.
How can I get training in Reiki?
There are 3 levels of Reiki training. To find a Reiki class in your area, please check out the International Association of Reiki Professionals and type in your zip code to find training in your area.