The spiritual healing art of Reiki has its roots ingrained in Japan. The word denotes an effective and subtle form of “spiritually guided life force energy” – the reason why we live. However, poor lifestyles and stress cause an imbalance in our life force energy, affecting our health, happiness, and well-being. A relaxing and healing Reiki session can help restore your universal life energy, resulting in a feeling of rejuvenation.

What is Reiki?

The word “Reiki” is derived from two Japanese words: “Rei” which means Universal, and “Ki’ which means the life force energy flowing through all living things. It is a healing technique that helps reduce stress & anxiety, promote relaxation, and ensure improved well-being.

Professional Reiki masters, trained in this healing art form, guide the flow of life force energy through your body using gentle touches. The balance is restored, and you may feel more energized, happy, and confident about life.

A Reiki massage aids in effective healing, helping improve your overall well-being – physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. It is a non-invasive, gentle, safe, and energy-based therapy for healing, health, and happiness.

Over the years, Reiki has taken several forms and is practiced across the globe, including in hospitals, healing centers, and hospices. It is often used to complement different treatment procedures to aid in effective healing and faster recovery.

What are the Health Benefits of Reiki?

Are you wondering what Reiki is good for? The healing technique reduces stress and promotes relaxation, helping alleviate the symptoms of various health conditions. It may ensure improved health and well-being by:

  • Putting your body, mind, and emotions in a meditative state
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Providing symptomatic relief from pain and anxiety
  • Promoting bone and tissue healing, helping in faster recovery after a surgery or injury
  • Fostering self-healing
  • Providing support to patients undergoing traditional treatment such as kidney dialysis, surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy

According to studies, a Reiki treatment may be an effective therapy for anxiety, pain, peace, and improved quality of life. 

How Does Reiki Work?

In its simplest form, Reiki may help relieve the impact of stress, channeling universal energy through your body to release tension and anxiety. Through the journey, you move toward a complete balance of body, spirit, and mind. With this, your body’s own healing mechanism may start to function more efficiently to achieve proven results.

Reiki masters act as a ‘medium’ between you and the source of the life force energy. They channel the energy through their hands to you. Typically, practitioners perform a Reiki session in a private, peaceful setting – though it can be given anywhere. You will lie on a table or sit in a chair comfortably, fully clothed.

The Reiki expert will then gently place their hands on specific areas of your head, torso and limb, and keep this position for about 3-10 minutes. They will use a series of different hand positions to ensure an effective flow of energy through your body. How long they will hold their hands in each position will depend on the energy flow through their hands and into your body.

Suppose you have an injury or are recovering from surgery. In that case, the practitioner will position their hands right above that particular area of your body or other areas of the body that are affecting that area. When the healer gently touches your body in specific areas, an energy transition occurs. At this time, they may report a tingling sensation or warmth in their hands. They will continue holding the hands in place until they feel the flow of energy has stopped.

Once the healer feels no heat or energy in their hands, they gently remove them and place them on a different body area. The process of Reiki continues until the life force energy flowing through the entire body and mind is in balance. Different practitioners have different sensations while working with clients. Some practitioners see blockages, hear messages, feel sensations, smell, or even taste things related to events, which may bring up the client’s memories. 

Reiki masters practice various types of techniques, such as:

  • Centering
  • Clearing
  • Eliminating harmful energies
  • Beaming
  • Infusing
  • Raking and smoothing the life force energy

Some wellness centers also use chakra healing wands and crystals during Reiki sessions. Using an instrument such as crystals may help direct the energy vibrations correctly.

Reiki can also be transferred over a distance and zoom sessions can often produce the same healing effects as the practitioner’s intention. We are all connected, as we are all energy matter and part of a larger whole so Reiki is not limited by distance since everything is energy, and energy can be transferred and transmuted. 

Depending on what you want to accomplish or the healing technique the Reiki master uses, sessions may last for up to 90-120 minutes. Based on your health condition, the practitioner may recommend one session or a series of sessions.

Final Thoughts

Are you distressed in life and seeking solace? Are you constantly in a poor state of health? Lono’s Wellness Groups brings you the most enchanting, relaxing, and rejuvenating experience of Reiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our highly experienced and certified Reiki practitioners are here to render a holistic healing experience. Schedule an appointment today.