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What is Reiki Therapy?

So what is reiki therapy?  In simple terms Reiki is a stress reduction and relaxation technique.  Reiki is an energy healing therapy that can help relieve stress and improve energy flow in the body to help decrease illness.

Learning how to relieve stress using Reiki is not a quick process, you need time to learn about the therapy and how it works before you can really reap any benefits from it.

Having said that I am going to introduce reiki to you to use in the simplest form possible to enable you to at least get a taste of the process so that you can decide for yourself whether or not it is something you would like to explore further.  The exercises below are simple to perform on yourself and will help you to decide if you would like to research more about what reiki therapy is or pursue a reiki treatment.

What is reiki therapy?

A quick explanation for of the origins and principles:

It is a method which is based on ancient Tibetan practices which were used to harmonize and heal the mind, spirit and body.

Reiki works with the endocrine system within your body and regulates hormone and metabolism balance

What is reiki therapy?  How can it help with stress?

 What is reiki therapy and how are reiki and stress connected?  How the therapy works, is best explained using examples from our every day lives:

  • Why does one person make you feel great just with their presence but others just bring you down for no particular reason?
  • Why does a simple thought bring back emotions and feelings which can actually make us feel physically unwell?

Basically it is a link between energies and emotions and how our bodies react to these stimuli.

Reiki is designed to tap into these energies and emotions and bring them back into balance so reducing the ill effects on our bodies as well as helping to relieve stress.

Relieve Stress With Reiki

So what is reiki therapy and what are the Reiki techniques? Reiki therapy techniques rebalance the energies in our body, this in turn helps us to relax.

It also helps us to be able to cope better when stressful situations arise; allowing us to react in a more positive way and so reduce any ill effects stress may have on us both emotionally and physically.

Here are two quick reiki Sessions which you can carry out on yourself to relive stress.

Try them out and see if you feel that this type of therapy would be able to help you with your stress levels and also if it feels right for you.


Work De-stresser

  • Sit comfortably in your chair with your feet flat on the ground
  • Take a deep breath and slowly breath out, relaxing your tension as you do so. Repeat three times.
  • Place one hand on your forehead and one on the back of your head just above the neck. Hold the position for a few minutes.
  • Now place your hand on your navel and the other on your forehead. Hold for a few minutes
  • Move the hand on your head to the middle of your chest, keep other hand on navel. Hold for a few minutes.

These positions are focusing on different Chakras (energy points within the body) and helping to calm and relax you.

General Relaxation Exercise at Home

  • Sit comfortably in a chair with feet flat on the ground or lie down.
  • Take a few deep slow breaths (in through your nose out through your mouth)
  • As you breathe out allow yourself to sign and release your tension.
  • Place your hands over your eyes with your palms resting on your cheekbones and your eyes closed.
  • Keep your hands over your eyes.
  • After a few minutes visualize your feet and notice if there is any tension there. If so allow it to go. Once the tension is gone visualize your calf muscles and repeat the process.
  • Move up your body, visualizing any tension in these areas and letting it go.

The more you practice this exercise the easier you will find it to focus on your areas of your body and releasing the tension. Once you have worked all the way up your body, you will find that you are relaxed and calm both physically and mentally.

As you can to relieve stress using reiki will take some practice and time but many people have found great benefits through this process.

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