I used to be the person who said massages had to be deep-tissue or they weren’t really worth it. That is, until I tried Reiki and my whole mindset changed. And that’s not all. I was hooked and needed to know more. I had to learn all about it, find out how this energy worked so well on me and why.
There must have been a reason I was drawn to even get a Reiki massage and then why I needed to dig deeper into how it all worked. The reason must have been for me to understand my own healing abilities. Educating myself on the world of energy healing and Reiki I learned I am an energy healer and am now a Reiki Master myself.
Each of us possesses natural gifts of healing and it is up to us to bring them out. I was fascinated by energy healers but also a little skeptical of it, too. And then as I practiced and honed the skills did I see the effect I could have on others and the healing I could offer. It changed everything for me and has set me on a path to learn even more.
Which brings us back to what is Reiki and why is it so effective?
Reiki is a treatment that works on the whole body, not just one part. It’s goal is to promote healing. So while a massage may be geared towards relieving pain, Reiki may do that as well but while targeting energy flow throughout the body.
Reiki is two Japanese words: Red means “God’s wisdom” and Ki means “life force energy.” Reiki is often described as a spiritually guided life force energy experience.
This is a simple and natural healing method that everyone can use. Many have sought treatment for serious illnesses as well as relief from everyday fatigue. The treatment should leave you feeling renewed and relaxed with a sense of peace.
Practitioners lay their hands just above the body or lightly touch it. They will transmit energy healing to reduce pain, create relaxation, and decrease symptoms causing problems to the client.
Reiki is not actually a massage. And it’s not meditation or even prayer. However, this alternative healing method is healing and can be hard to explain how or why without experiencing it for yourself.
For me, I felt a sense of calm that made my aches and pains disappear. I opted for a hot stone real massage, which is unique to the therapist I chose. She sets the intention before the treatment, and infuses her energy into the stones as she places them on me. The combination of the intention, the hot stones, and her healing energy worked better than a deep tissue massage.
Reiki is worth trying if you are interested in a new approach to wellness. I find the power of touch to be almost magical when it comes to healing and this is even more mystical.
When I first tried Reiki on another person and felt the energy myself it was empowering. The satisfaction that comes from helping another is beyond what I could have imagined and I hope that if you have a pull to try Reiki or another healing modality you give it a shot. You just never know what pivot your life will take and where that leads to next.