10 reasons to try Reiki

Reiki (pronounced rey-ki) is an energy healing technique that transfers universal life energy through practitioner’s hands to heal and relax both body and mind, bringing a wealth of wellbeing benefits.

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Some people chose to go to Reiki to help with a specific ailment, while others choose to undertake regular sessions to restore balance and keep stress at bay.

Take a look at our 10 reasons to try Reiki to find out why you should consider it as a complementary therapy:

1. Reduces stress – Encouraging relaxation and serenity, Reiki triggers the body’s natural healing abilities and aids sleep.

2. Encourages spiritual growth – Reiki offers you the time and space to develop yourself in a spiritual environment.

3. Balances emotions – Regular Reiki treatments can bring about a calmer and more peaceful state of being.

4. Offers relief during emotional distress – Helping mental traumas as well as physical ones, Reiki cleanses the emotions to offer greater perspective.

5. Can help ease pain – Many people say the treatment helps to reduce pain from a variety of conditions, including migraine, arthritis and sciatica.

6. Speeds up the healing process – Reiki is thought to help those recovering from long-term illness or surgery, helping to aid other medicinal treatments.

7. Can work as a preventative – Even if you have no immediate health concerns, attending Reiki sessions can help to keep you balanced and potentially prevent future illness.

8. Doesn’t interfere with other treatments – Reiki will not interfere with other medical treatments, making it safe to use alongside other healing methods.

9. Removes energy blocks – Helping energy to flow freely within the body, Reiki promotes wellness and alertness.

10. Gives you time to yourself – With hectic schedules and fast-paced living, finding time to spend on yourself can be hard; attending Reiki sessions allows you to focus on your own well-being for the duration of your treatment.

To find out more about Reiki and to find a practitioner in your area, please visit our Reiki fact sheet.

This article was last updated on 17/01/23.

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Written by Kat Nicholls
Kat is a Content Producer for Memiah and writer for Therapy Directory and Happiful magazine.
Written by Kat Nicholls
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