Ever wondered about Reiki and the benefits it is reported to have brought to thousands of people all over the world? A deeper understanding of this healing process and its benefits might be a good place to start if you’re considering giving it a try.

What is Reiki?

Professional Reiki healer doing reiki treatment to young woman
Reiki is a Japanese word that is translated as “universal life force energy”. Its development began in Japan in the early 20
th century and is now very popular in the western world. By way of touch a reiki practitioner can channel energy into the patient and stimulate a natural healing process within the patient’s body which will promote the restoration of emotional as well as physical well-being.

You are fully clothed during the treatment. Performed in a calm and quiet environment, reiki can be practised on adults, mums-to-be, children and babies alike.

Is Reiki for me?

A good question. To answer that you’d need to look at some of the benefits that reiki could give you:

  • Stress reduction and relaxation are two of the better-known benefits. Reduced stress and feeling relaxed can lead to, for example, a better night’s sleep, improvement of the immune system and the promotion of general good health.
  • Balancing of the mind and emotions comes as part of the process and with this we are able to better cope with everyday anxiety and stressful situations with clarity of mind. Emotional scars are healed and dealing with relationship problems are far easier. With mood swings alleviated you’ll find your capacity to improve interactions with people and connect to them on a deeper level.
  • Inner peace and harmony is achieved and offers you a way to find spiritual growth if that is something you feel you need.
  • Pain relief is a common reason for turning to reiki. It has been used for a long time to relieve such pains as sciatica, migraine and arthritis as well as helping with the symptoms of menstrual problems, chronic fatigue and asthma.
  • Speeds recovery in those who have had long term illness or surgery. The side effects of many drugs have been known to have reduced through reiki. It has been shown that people who have had cancer associated treatments and who introduced reiki as part of their recovery, saw that symptoms such as tiredness, pain and anxiety were also greatly reduced.
  • An aid to metabolic syndrome. Having this syndrome means being unable or not motivated to change your lifestyle by way of exercise and diet. People with this syndrome usually lead sedentary lifestyles, risk becoming obese and potentially developing illnesses such as type two diabetes or heart disease. Mind-body therapy that motivates a person with this common syndrome is very useful and this is where reiki can help.

Having only touched on a few of the benefits of reiki, and seeing its versatility, don’t you think it’s time you stopped asking if this treatment is for you and tried it for yourself? Speak to an expert at Natural Touch Therapies today on 01773 687 349 or contact us online and begin the healing process.


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