It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, there’s always something to stress over, something to lose sleep over, and once we start down that path, our bodies and psyches begin to suffer. Our mind, body, and spirit are so interconnected that when something goes wrong in any area of one, we will feel the ramifications throughout our whole.
Whether we are recovering from an illness, struggling against pain, or suffering from exhaustion and mental anguish, there are steps we can take to heal ourselves. Steps that will revive our healthy, positive energy and renew our focus and lust for life! The practice of Reiki is one of those steps.
What is Reiki?
In the simplest terms, Reiki is energy-based healing. The word Reiki means “universal” or “spiritual” “life energy.” It has been practiced for thousands of years, but the most current form, Usui Reiki Ryoho, was developed by Mikao Usui in the early 1900s.
This Japanese practice focuses on an individual’s life force energy. Our innate energy can become depleted or blocked within our bodies, getting stuck around old injuries and emotional traumas. The blocked energy can result in stress, exhaustion, and illness. A Reiki practitioner utilizes hands-on healing to recover and enhance the flow of energy throughout the body. They channel the universal life force energy into the body of the patient, who then uses that energy to fill their reserves and break through their blockages.
How Can It Help Me?
Improving the flow of your life force energy through Reiki can have many positive effects on your mind and body. It can help improve your relaxation, leading to improved sleep and mood. Released tension allows you to connect and find balance between your mind, body, and spirit. With a clear, focused mind, you’ll be able to address, grow, and heal from emotional traumas and conquer the hurdles of life with a renewed vitality.
A relaxed state will also reduce stress and allow the body and mind to focus on healing itself. Reiki is often, and successfully, used as a complement to standard medicine. It helps with pain relief, recovery from surgery, and managing the symptoms of illness and disease. When your body is balanced, your systems improve, thus accelerating their ability to heal.
What Will It Be Like?
Before your session, you’ll discuss with your practitioner any symptoms, sensitivities, injuries, or other things you’d like to focus on. Feel comfortable to communicate any concerns or special needs you may have so they can accommodate them.
During your Reiki session, you’ll relax, comfortably, but fully clothed, upon a treatment table. Your practitioner will place their hands just above, or very lightly upon, your body, focusing on your Seven Chakras and any areas of injury. The touch shouldn’t provide pressure, nor should it feel intrusive or invasive, it is simply a means of funneling energy into the body, replenishing and refreshing your resources.
Reiki will feel different to every person who experiences it. You may feel warmth, tingling, pulsations, cooling, or even nothing at all. You may feel at peace, calm, or in a deep meditative state. You may visualize images and colors or feel memories or emotions arise. Simply allow whatever happens to emerge and pass without assigning any judgment or meaning. Be the observer and the experiencer without giving in to the instinct to control or interpret.
After your session, remember to drink plenty of water and rest. Many feel energized, focused, and yet free from tension and centered to the point that their posture and fluidity of movement have improved. Even still, your healing has just begun, so it is important to continue to get that rejuvenating sleep.
How do I get started?
With us! You’ll need to find a practitioner that you feel comfortable with. The practice is meant to unblock and empower you—that takes a practitioner that can facilitate your journey. When it comes to Reiki in Lincoln, NE, Advanced Skin + Body Aesthetics has the top-notch Reiki healer for you. Make an appointment to improve your life force energy, in a soothing environment, with complete confidence in your guide.
The path to relief starts with a step. Reiki uses the power of the universal energy to balance, strengthen, and unblock your internal life force energy. As a result, your mind, body, and spirit can release tension and trauma, find equilibrium, and release the power of healing within.
For a preview of what to expect from your first Reiki session, see our video here. And don’t forget to take care of your skin over this dry winter with tips from our blog How to Care for Winter-Battered Skin.