What Is Reiki Healing Therapy?
Reiki healing therapy is a Japanese relaxation technique. That’s the lament or unintimidating way to describe it, but really, it’s an energy healing technique. Basically, the practitioner gets attuned to a certain energy that we all humans could have access to, but it’s like the switch/valve is off in us.
Getting attuned (which is a ritual we do to turn on that energy) helps that life force, the energy of the universe, flow through us. We use that healing energy that’s infinite and free-flowing to help put into others so that their bodies can take it up and use it to heal in a variety of ways.
The energy’s inherently intelligent, so it will guide itself to where it needs to go in the body, but you’ll see the practitioner will be putting hands over you or just slightly on top of you. It helps give a state of connection between you, the person receiving reiki, and the practitioner.
What Happens In A Reiki Healing Therapy Session?
Reiki healing therapy sessions are usually 30 minutes - one hour long. Initially, the practitioner will have prepped and cleansed the room before you arrive. They’ll have you lay down on your back with your clothes on, usually on a massage bed. Some practitioners use reiki with crystals, so they may put crystals on different chakras points on your body and intuitively feel what works for you.
Once you lay down, they scan your body with your hands to pick up any areas of stagnation or potential areas that may be blocked or need extra work. This helps us to know where to spend more time, in those certain areas, during the session. Some practitioners may place their hands on your body where the chakra points are, or they may just hover their hands over your body and not touch you at all. You can always tell the practitioner what you are comfortable with.
How Does Remote Or Distant Reiki Healing Therapy Work?
Don’t you have to be next to me for it to work? It seems scammy to be able to move energy to another person, who’s across the other side of the world, right?
An easy way to think of it is that we are all fundamentally made up of energy. Our body is a shell that contains our energy, but we’re all connected and we’re all part of the same source of energy. Our energies are all part of the collective. So even if you are in another country, I can tap into your energy and set the intention. I even received my attunement remotely.
We hope this helps you understand the world of reiki healing therapy and maybe you can give it a try! If you're looking for more, check out this article from Mind Body Green.
With Love and Light, Maria & Trang