Gendai Reiki Spainand the Ancient Roots of Traditional Japanese Reiki

and the Ancient Roots of Traditional Japanese Reiki

The Practice of Reiki and Reiki Healing

What is Reiki

Reiki has been known in Japan since ancient times and was understood to be the universal energy that was within all creation, and that which supported an individual's health, vitality and well-being.

How Does Reiki Work

The Japanese word Reiki means mysterious or spiritual (Rei) life energy (Ki) because although the ancients could not explain why it worked, they knew that it did. They used it for healing and it was also used for achieving greater self-awareness and inner guidance. After all these many years, Reiki energy is still somewhat of a mystery today. Even with the sophisticated equipment of modern technology, researchers are still unable to show precisely how Reiki energy actually works. But, just as in ancient times, the proven benefits of Reiki treatments have been apparent by those who practice and have benefitted by it. Many health care professional have also become aware of these benefits and Reiki is now being offered in many hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and other medical facilities.

Stress is well known to be hazardous to mental, emotional and physical health and responsible for well over half of all visits to doctors and other healthcare providers. Stress can cause a ‘fight or flight’ response causing the secretion of the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine into the bloodstream. This automatic response to stress was meant to help us flee or fight in a life threatening situation, but when we experience this kind of stress response daily (or a number of times a day), it can be responsible for causing or worsening a number of serious health problems.

In the 1960s at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Herbert Benson pioneered mind-body research, focusing on stress and the relaxation response in medicine and showed that meditation could play a significant role in reducing stress responses. He used the term “relaxation response” as a more scientific term to describe the practice of meditation. Mikao Usui, the originator of traditional Japanese Reiki practiced meditation for years and meditative exercises were an integral part of his system of Reiki. He included a number of different meditative techniques to help one to achieve mindfulness, and remain calm and centred, even in stressful situations. All these traditional practices are part of the training of Gendai Reiki practitioners as well, and it is in this totally relaxed, yet heightened state of awareness that Reiki treatments are given, helping others to release stress and the imbalances it creates in the mind and body.

What Benefits Can a Reiki Treatment Provide

Reiki is a holistic approach to achieving greater health and wellbeing. Although people may experience any number of its different positive affects, the greatest of these, and the one experienced by most people who receive a Reiki treatment, is a sense of deep relaxation and inner peace. Stress is known to be an underlying cause of many emotional and physical illnesses, and by helping to reduce stress, Reiki can help to relieve anxiety, improve sleep, lesson mood swings, and result in one feeling more positive and uplifted. These positive effects of Reiki can be of great benefit in helping people through times of loss and sadness, fand in making lifestyle changes. It can can also aid in pain management and the recovery from injuries and surgery. These positive effects can balance the mind and emotions, which help improve mental clarity, memory and problem solving, empowering us to live more fulfilling lives at any age.

What Are the Benefits of Learning Reiki

During a Reiki treatment the practitioner transmits the subtle energy known as Reiki to the person receiving the treatment, and most people will experience a deep sense of relaxation and peace, a greater sense of well-being, and may also feel a lessening of specific symptoms. Some people make having a periodic Reiki session part of their wellness plan, and this can be very beneficial, however by learning the meditative exercises and healing techniques yourself, you can practice daily self-care and offer the benefits of Reiki to your family and friends. Since the practitioner transmits Reiki energy through themselves to the person they are treating, the practitioner also receives the benefits of Reiki with every treatment they give.

If you have any questions about Reiki treatments or learning to practice Reiki yourself, please contact Nadine at 634 347 930 or by email.