This technique, also called strength of mind, was created by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese theologian in 1922. Introduced to the West in the 1970s, Reiki is now recognized worldwide. Like Tai Chi or Aikido, this method helps the individual to better channel his or her energy. This leads to a better well-being. In what follows, we will give you more explanation about this form of natural therapy.
The principles of reiki
Reiki is a form of Japanese medicine whose purpose is to make energy flow freely through the body. It is believed that blocked energy leads to stress, anxiety and various pains. By using massage therapy, the body and mind will regain their equilibrium. After a reiki session, patients feel re-energized and full of energy. This supports the significant role of energy in this process. But the virtue of this approach concerns both the patient and the practitioner himself. Indeed, with the transfer of energy, the patient supplies himself with energy. At the same time, the therapist will be able to release the possible internal blockages of his client.
A reiki session lasts approximately one hour. The massage focuses on specific parts of the body such as the head, chest, stomach, legs and feet. It differs from ordinary massage by the practice of a specific form of meditation. The aim is to make the patient completely free of tension. After the reiki session, the individual feels perfectly light, but overflowing with energy and full of tonicity. A reiki session is also very rich. Apart from the physical touch, it is also a moment of relaxation and meditation. The practitioner also plays the role of an accompanist, as he tries to get to know his patient. At the end of the session, he will be able to give useful advice.
A non-medical practice
It is a comprehensive care of the individual. It takes into account all the elements that make up the human being, including his or her physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state. However, it is not conventional or unconventional medicine. Indeed, it is more akin to the practice of sport or following a healthy and balanced diet. In other words, it plays a preventive rather than curative role.
Japanese medicine such as reiki pursues a completely different goal from that of Western medicine. The latter essentially seeks the symptoms of an illness such as fever, trembling, headaches. Afterwards, it gives the appropriate medical prescriptions. This does not prevent the disease from reappearing in a few weeks. On the other hand, reiki seeks the origins of the disease and acts on these causes. Healing takes place automatically without any medication being administered. It is a kind of reinforcement of the patient’s ability to heal.
Clinically proven method
Mysterious for many researchers, the effectiveness of reiki has been clinically proven. Currently, this technique is practiced all over the world. In the West alone, the number of followers exceeds two hundred thousand people. This form of therapy has previously been considered a simple ritual of purely spiritual value. Nowadays, however, the method is used in specialized centres. Oncology departments in the United States use it, for example, as a complement to medical treatment. This proves its reliability.
In addition, experiments on reiki have been carried out by a French laboratory. This is no ordinary laboratory. It is both ISO 9001 certified and also approved by the Ministry of Health. The studies carried out have clearly revealed that reiki undeniably brings a better well-being, an increase in good mood, a decrease in blood pressure and a decrease in stress.
How does the energy transfer actually take place?
Each individual is made up of energies. We are not necessarily aware of them, but our good mood, our daily liveliness or our willingness to get up early to go to work is conditioned by our inner energy. Reiki is based on the fact that energy is transmissible from one person to another.
In order for the transmission of energy to take place properly, one must first settle down in a quiet and silent place. Indeed, the practitioner also called “reiki master” must concentrate and meditate. The process first requires what is called energy channelling. In a way, it is the action of opening a channel through which the energy will flow.
With the help of his hands, the master transmits the energies towards the patient without necessarily touching him. Those who have already practiced this therapy feel the energy flowing through their body. Some experience a very strong feeling of relaxation. The patient may fall into a deep sleep. Upon waking, the individual feels completely relaxed and serene.