Reiki therapy involves a lot
of elements in just about every alternative healing practice. This is because
it uses spiritual healing, meditation, aromatherapy, naturopathy and homeopathy
among others to make the person or another feel better.
But what makes this Japanese
healing art so unique and popular is that it involves the transfer of energy in
order to restore balance in the force.
Reiki therapy has several
basic effects. These include deep relaxation, detoxification of the system, the
increases the vibration or frequency of the body, provide new vitality in the
form of healing energy and removal of negative energy.
In Reiki therapy, the
practitioner places his or her hands over the patient. The recipient should be
lying down so he or she is completely at ease and ready to welcome the positive
Reiki therapy begins from the
head and then works all the way down to the feet. Ideally, this should be placed 2 to 4 inches
away from the body of the patient. The hands must be cupped with the fingers
closely bonded together and the thumbs pulled upward against the hand so the
positive energy that you possess is directed to the one who needs it.
For this to work, both the
healer and the person being healed need to take an active part in the healing
process. One sends forth the energy while the other should openly receive it.
The strength of Reiki therapy
depends on the level of the healer. There are three types and this improves
Reiki healers in the fist
level are only taught the basic hand positions and the scared symbol so they
can perform direct healing over others. In level two, they can now teach the
symbols and hand position so they can practice distance healing. In level
three, the person should be able to know everything and thus earn the title of
master and can already teach this to others.
Are there risks in Reiki
therapy? The answer is no. The only thing the patient can do is block the
positive energy that is being given but this does not cause him or her harm in
Another thing people should
remember is that Reiki therapy works in conjunction with western medicine and
other practices. It is simply designed
to help the person heal especially for those who need to undergo surgery.
Reiki therapy is not
successful after only on session. This has to be done several times until the
patient is completely healed and this can only happen the body becomes in tune
with itself. A practitioner can even do this to him or herself to reduce the
anxiety and stress that happens everyday as people live a happier life if there
is both harmony and peace.
If you want to become a Reiki
practitioner, you first have to sign up in a class that is conducted by a
certified Reiki master. Level one students will have to undergo training for a
couple of days and then a 21 day cleansing period before proceeding on to the
next one so read the manual and keep an open mind.
There are also Reiki therapy
classes offered through distance learning programs and online so its really up
to you to embrace the power of this alternative form of healing or not.