How Does Reiki Work?

Reiki works by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows our heart and breathing rates while lowering blood pressure and promoting digestion. The body then enters into a state of relaxation, and this relaxation breeds recovery.

Reiki is based on the foundation of Quantum physics. Quantum physics says that 99.9999 percent of what is called ‘matter’ is actually empty space. Within this space is energy. There is energy in everything from the smallest atom within our body to the sun which supports our solar system. 

The Japanese word ‘Reiki’ translates to universal, life-force energy. Many ancient traditions believe an invisible energy force flows through your body, giving you life. This life-force energy has different names depending on the culture, such as ‘chi’ in Chinese, ‘prana’ in Sanskrit, and ‘ki’ in Japanese. 

When the energy flow is blocked or out of balance, due to physical or emotional disruptions, you can become sick. Energy therapies including acupuncture, qi gong, healing touch and Reiki, work to unblock or re-balance your energy flow.

During a Reiki session, the recipient actively participates by allowing the time to be one of deep relaxation and openness to receive whatever they might need from the session. The Reiki practitioner is both attuned to the energy and trained to facilitate the flow of the energy, or ki, to go where it is needed. By receiving Reiki and allowing your body’s energy to flow, you get both immediate relief and continued improvement of physical and mental symptoms.

Reiki can never do harm. It is always helpful and always safe. That is the nature of universal life-force energy, always working with the vibration of love.

Reiki is meant for everyone, of every ability, at any stage of life, to improve your quality of life and level of wellness. Whether you find yourself in physical pain, suffering emotional trauma or stress, or are looking to continue to sustain your health, Reiki therapy supports you.

A Reiki treatment not only improves your general wellbeing, but regular treatment can also strengthen your immune system, helping you manage stress and reduce illness. You can expect that with regular treatments, during the day your focus and attention will improve, and at night your quality of sleep will enhance.

Reiki can be practiced in a variety of ways both virtually and in person. In both settings, you receive a calm, quiet, safe space where you enter into deep relaxation to allow the energy of your body to balance and flow. 

Read my story of how Reiki came into my life here. Read more about Reiki here.

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