REIKI Therapy, how can it help you?

by in Beauty and Lifestyle, Health Tips February 9, 2024

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We spend much of our lives ignoring the fact that we are spiritual beings living a human experience. Most people go through life focusing solely on the body’s needs with less attendance and observance of the other layers (mental, emotional and spiritual) that make up our entirety – we are so much more than what we see!

According to the principles of quantum mechanics, the human body, as well as everything else in the universe, is made up of a vast number of fundamental particles (billions of packets of quantum energy) that are constantly in motion and interacting with each other and with the infinite world of energy surrounding it. We are energetic beings constantly in conversation with our energetic environment; we are energy stored in mass particle form.

Additionally, energy makes up our thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and attitudes. This dance and fusion of internal and external energy forces governs and dictates our overall health & well-being. Essentially, the quality of our health & vitality is dependent on how efficiently this life force energy flows to us and through us. When our life force energy is blocked or stagnant, we experience negative symptoms and suboptimal health.

energy picture by Hal Gatewood
photo by Hal Gatewood

How can Reiki help?

Reiki can help remove these blocks by increasing the flow of life force energy (prana), bringing balance, health and well-being to the body and mind. This ancient Japanese healing technique stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Reiki is not a diagnostic tool. It is not a cure for disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. It is a safe, gentle, non-invasive, complementary therapy that activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal the body and mind. Many hospitals and medical care settings offer Reiki as a complement to traditional medicine. 

What causes blocked energy?

Factors like stress, trauma, negative emotions, people, our environments, lifestyle choices, and physical ailments can cause energy blocks and stagnation in our energy centres (Chakras). Over time, if left unattended, these blocks build up causing imbalances in the body and mind.

What does an energy block look like?

Reiki treatment for women's health

What are the benefits of Reiki?

Reiki induces a state of calm and relaxation and eases tension and the symptoms of anxiety. It also reduces body aches and pains, chronic stress, digestive disorders and insomnia. By improving energy flow throughout the body, our chakras begin to realign increasing health & vitality and promoting feelings of peace, security, well-being and calm. Reiki sessions are a beneficial tool for routine self-care and whole-body nourishment. 

What people are saying:

Research and recipients have reported that Reiki can:

● Help to address symptoms of stress and burnout
● Elevate mood
● Reduce anxiety and symptoms of depression
● Improve biological processes such as circulation, heart rate, blood pressure and cognitive function
● Induce deep states of relaxation, which can improve immune function, perceptions of pain, digestion and emotional health
● Support the body’s natural healing processes
● Create uplifting, positive feelings and thoughts

To achieve the optimal health, peace of mind and wholeness we seek, we must begin to consider, nurture and honour all aspects of self. Each wonderful part of us, the physical and energetic layers, make up the rich tapestry of who we are. Our bodies (physical and energetic) hold our stories. Every tissue and cell stores memories (good or bad). Issues arise when we remain stuck in our old stories, traumas, hurts, and patterns. Reiki can help us release these negative emotions, making way for clarity, growth and healing.

It is our divine right to thrive and shine. This vital, life force energy is the basis of all creation, and when flowing freely through us, we can live up to our highest potential and create magic in our lives. Read more about Reiki.

If you are interested in how Reiki can improve your life, contact us to book a free 15-minute consultation with Laura.

Does extended health care cover Reiki?

Many extended healthcare programs now cover Reiki. Check with your provider to see if you are covered.

About the author
master Reiki practitioner on Danforth

Laura is a registered Reiki Master practitioner and has been a student of mind-body wellness modalities for the last 15 years. An avid learner, her professional credentials include a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition and certifications in Integrative Energy Therapy and Reiki.

Her passion for living a balanced, healthy, holistic and heart-centred life stems from her struggles with anxiety, chronic body pain and digestive issues.