What are the benefits of Reiki?

1. Increased relaxation

A primary benefit of Reiki is a deep sense of relaxation – it makes you feel relaxed, because it directly effects your central nervous system.

When your nervous system relaxes you can begin to heal on a spiritual, physical, emotional and mental level.

Sarah treats many people with Massage, Shiatsu and Reiki. Those who receive Reiki are more likely to fall asleep during their treatment than those receiving Shiatsu or Massage. Sarah knows that massage and Shiatsu have a number of benefits and both also help to relax your central nervous system but, in a professional setting, Sarah finds that Reiki is the most relaxing of all.

Reiki has such a relaxing effect. It can help you manage conditions such as stress, anxiety, grief, and depression.

Let’s look at stress from a mental rather than physical perspective.

Sometimes what causes us a lot of stress in daily life is the way we think about a situation. Since Reiki views us and everything in the universe as energy our thoughts are also considered to be energy.

Often during or after a reiki treatment you may experience an “ah- ah” moment or have insight into a situation that is challenging you.

Receiving Reiki can help you deal with challenging situations more effectively. After a Reiki treatment you may view the situation that was challenging you from a new angle.

Here’s an example of someone who received Reiki treatments from Sarah while struggling with a work situation:

“I initially came to see Sarah for Reiki treatments because I was feeling stressed from a complex work situation. I had three treatments from Sarah and very quickly felt a shift in how I viewed the situation as well as an improvement in my general well being. These treatments were enough to assist me in dealing with the work situation. I have been back since for treatments to assist me with feeling tired and depleted of energy. The Reiki I received was really beneficial and I felt immediate results.” – Matthew S., student

When you are relaxed you have greater feelings of joy and peace. Reiki can help you to achieve these positive states in your everyday life.

2. Increased Energy Levels

reiki melbourneReiki is a system of health that is based on the idea that we and our surroundings are made up of energy it. Therefore, it generally gives those who practise and receive it more energy.

Although you may not feel energised during your Reiki treatment (you may fall asleep because you are so relaxed!) you will often feel an increase in your energy levels after a treatment.

Reiki has a positive impact on your nervous system. Once you relax you have more energy.

I am sure you have experienced the effect that stress has on your mind and body – you feel drained, tired and depleted.

Reiki has the opposite effect! Reiki can make you feel energised, happier and motivated.

3. Increased self awareness

reiki for stress reliefReiki is first and foremost a spiritual practise. After receiving a Reiki treatment or learning Reiki people often report that they gain insights into situations that are bothering them or they gain insight into how their body and mind function. They feel happier, calmer and more joyful.

As well as hands on treatments Restore Naturally Reiki Courses include meditations and energy enhancing exercises. Receiving a Reiki treatment, doing self treatments and practising meditation increases your self awareness. You can then make conscious choices about yourself and your world.

4. Reduction in physical pain

reiki northcoteTo examine how Reiki can help to alleviate pain lets compare Reiki to massage. Unlike massage that works to soften tight muscles by a practitioner directly manipulating soft tissue and joints a Reiki practitioner does not directly manipulate soft tissue or joints.

During a Reiki treatment Sarah Najjar, Reiki Master and teacher gently holds her hands on or over a painful area of your body, directly Reiki energy.

Reiki is excellent for treating painful conditions that aren’t suitable to be treated with other manual therapies because it is gentle and non invasive.

Reiki often makes you feel very relaxed and you are better able to mentally cope with your pain or discomfort.

Here’s what a client shared after completing a Reiki Level One Course:

“…. when I treat myself with Reiki I become deeply relaxed and can help complaints such as sore knees. I have also given Reiki to friends and family and have had particular success with people with sore necks…” Jenny B., Executive coach

Read how Reiki helped to reduce pain in cancer patients here.

An excerpt taken from a study where Reiki effectively helped to reduce pain in people suffering with cancer:

Karin Olson and John Hanson (1997). Using Reiki to Manage Pain. Cancer Prevention and Control

“The purpose of this study was to explore the usefulness of Reiki as an adjuvant to opioid therapy in the management of pain. Since no studies in this area could be found, a pilot study was carried out involving 20 Volunteers experiencing pain at 55 sites for a variety of reasons, including cancer. All Reiki treatments were provided by a certified second-degree Reiki therapist. Pain was measured using both a visual analogue scale (VAS),(which is a scale where patients rate their level of pain), and a Likert scale, (a strongly agree to strongly disagree scale), immediately before and after the Reiki treatment. Both instruments showed a highly significant reduction in pain following the Reiki treatment…” used with permission from Karin Olson, RN PhD Professor, Canada, 2011

Please note – Reiki does not replace conventional medicine, it compliments it.

4. Increased self awareness

reiki for stress reliefReiki is first and foremost a spiritual practise. After receiving a Reiki treatment or learning Reiki people often report that they gain insights into situations that are bothering them or they gain insight into how their body and mind function. They feel happier, calmer and more joyful.

As well as hands on treatments Restore Naturally Reiki Courses include meditations and energy enhancing exercises. Receiving a Reiki treatment, doing self treatments and practising meditation increases your self awareness. You can then make conscious choices about yourself and your world.

 

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