What is Reiki Therapy?
Reiki therapy is a form of alternative medicine that is referred to as energy healing. It is a Japanese practice that has gained popularity in recent years. Reiki is the transfer of energy through the laying of hands on or above a person by a trained Reiki practitioner.
Reiki therapy transfers the flow of energy throughout the body, which can promote relaxation and healing. Practitioners believe that energy can become stagnant where there is physical injury or emotional pain, which can cause energy blockages and suffering. They also believe that if there is low life force energy, a person can become sick, stressed, or depressed. If there is high life force energy, a person is more likely to be healthy, relaxed, and feel happier. It is believed to treat many conditions, improve mental and emotional states, and slightly reduce pain.
What to Expect During Reiki Therapy
Each therapy session will be unique to the specific individual. However, there are some standard practices. While Reiki therapy can be performed anywhere, it is best to be done in a quiet setting. Sometimes light and relaxing music may be played or the session may be silent, all depending on the practitioner and individual receiving Reiki. The practitioner might have a brief conversation or interview with the individual beforehand to better understand their specific needs.
The individual should wear comfortable clothes and will either sit in a chair or lay flat on a treatment table. Either way, the person should be comfortable before and during treatment. Reiki treatment will begin with the practitioner lighting touching the person’s head, face, or torso. It can also be performed with no touching, but instead, hands hovering over the body.
What are the Benefits of Reiki Therapy?
Reiki is believed to provide a number of benefits such as:
- Deeper relaxation
- Help coping with difficulties
- Improved overall wellbeing
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Greater confidence
- Calmer mind and clearer thinking
There are spiritual benefits of reiki therapy as well, such as a feeling of greater purpose, connection with oneself, and a sense of peace and enlightenment.
Reiki Therapy for Addiction
For those that are struggling with addiction, Reiki therapy can be a great tool if they are open to it. Since Reiki can promote feelings of improved overall wellbeing, it can help direct that positive attitude towards a person’s recovery. If nothing else, it can help a person relax and calm their mind, allowing them to fully think through scenarios and see situations in a different light.
Working through years of pain and trauma are a key element in a successful recovery, and that is just one of the benefits that Reiki therapy can provide. By flowing the energy throughout the body and not allowing it to remain stagnant in one concentrated area, individuals can feel empowered and relieved after their Reiki therapy session.
At DreamLife Recovery, we want our patients to be as comfortable as possible throughout their stay. Located in the middle of nature-filled Donegal, PA, our treatment and recovery facility promotes peace, relaxation, and recovery. Contact us today to see if Reiki therapy is right for you or your loved one.