You experience numerous benefits when receiving Reiki and practising self-Reiki. Read more below.

1. Increased relaxation after or during Reiki treatment

A primary benefit of receiving or learning Reiki is deep relaxation. Reiki activates your parasympathetic nervous system and induces a relaxation response.  When you are relaxed you heal:

– physically,
– emotionally and
– mentallyreiki northcote

I have been privileged to treat over a thousand people with Reiki many of whom fall asleep during their treatment.

Reiki treatment helps you manage:
– stress,
– anxiety,
– grief, and depression as well as the associated physical effects of these conditions.

It’s common and beneficial to fall asleep when receiving Reiki.

Sometimes your thoughts about a situation, rather than the situation itself, is what causes you stress. Often during or after a Reiki treatment, you think differently about the situation that’s challenging you.

Life also presents stressful circumstances. During these times receiving or practising self-Reiki reduces your stress response. Reiki makes you stronger in yourself so you are better able to manage life challenges.

2. During your Reiki treatment you’re connected to yourself and something greater than yourself that you are a part of.

Here are kind words from M.S. who received Reiki treatments in 2009 during a stressful period at work:

“I initially came to see Sarah Najjar 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 experience greater physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. When you receive or learn Reiki you access these positive states with greater ease each day.

2. Higher energy levels after a Reiki treatment

When you receive or practice Reiki you have more energy.

Mental and emotional stress and tension leave you feeling tired and depleted. Reiki has the opposite effect. After receiving or learning Reiki you are:

– happier,
– clearer and
– motivated|
gratefulYou’re more connected to life and the wonderful aspects of it.

3. Increased self-awareness during Reiki treatment

As well as a holistic healing system Reiki is a spiritual practice. After receiving or learning Reiki your mind quietens down and you are able to access your intuition. You experience more “flow” in your life and greater periods of gratitude and peace.

You also gain deeper insight into where you are at physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Once you gain insight into your thought and feeling patterns you can gently make changes to those patterns which aren’t benefiting yourself and others. When you receive or learn Reiki, this happens naturally without effort. Wonderful life changes start taking place. This is because Reiki meets your deepest need and guides you to where you need to be.

4. Reduction in physical pain after Reiki treatment

To examine how Reiki can help to alleviate pain let’s 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, I, as a Reiki Master teacher and practitioner, gently hold my hands on or over painful areas of your body, unlocking your body’s natural healing ability. Reiki treats the cause of your physical condition, rather than the symptoms.

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 has helped people with:
chronic fatigue syndrome ,
fibromyalgia, and

Through self-Reiki practice, I manage digestive conditions, headaches, lower back pain and menstrual cramping. I no longer experience these imbalances. Some of these conditions have completely resolved.

Reiki induces the relaxation response so you are also better able to mentally cope with your pain or discomfort or may view your pain and discomfort differently.

Here’s what a student shared after completing a Reiki Level One Course in 2009.

“…. 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

Reiki can also help to reduce pain in cancer patients. Here is an excerpt taken from a study :

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.

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