What is Reiki?
Reiki comes from the Japanese words "rei" which means universal or god's wisdom, and "ki" which means life energy. Reiki is not a religion, but a tool for both personal and spiritual development. Reiki energy is available to anyone who wants to receive it.
Healing means healing. Reiki healing takes place through energy transfer and is one of our oldest forms of treatment. Regardless of the technique used in a Reiki Healing, the energy comes from the Universe.
Believe it or not, our life energy is strongly affected by our emotions and thoughts. If we have negative ones, the currents of our life energy deteriorate, but if we have positive thoughts and feelings, the flow is strengthened. These negative thoughts and feelings usually create more or less blockages in the body. However, the problems start when the blockages become long-lasting, when we get stuck in a negative thought and emotion pattern. It is these blockages that can cause various disease symptoms.
How does Reiki work and what is Reiki good for?
Reiki heals the body by flowing in to the blocked parts / chakras, while charging them with the positive energy. Reiki increases the frequency of energy both inside and outside the body, which leads to the negative energy dissolving and disappearing. When the energy flows freely again without blockages, this is when the body gets the opportunity for self-healing. You can say that your chakra system is balanced during the healing itself. Each chakra has its own meaning for our mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. By releasing these blockages, Reiki helps you find balance in life.
As a healer, I act as the channel for the universal energy and use the natural energy and for it further. My own forces are not exhausted. In fact, both the Reiki Healer and the recipient receive treatment at the same time. When I give Reiki treatment, my own energy flow increases and a feeling of well-being arises.
I give healing to your whole body with soft touch. Healing can be felt on different levels and not just physically and the effect can be deep. Thanks to this energy treatment, you can get help with healing, whether you have physical or mental imbalances.
A reiki treatment is very relaxing and comfortable. Many of the clients fall asleep during the treatment, as the nervousness, tension and stress release.
For the process to begin and have its way, it is essential that the client is willing and open to undergo emotional / mental changes so as not to create new blockages again. Going for a Reiki treatment is about a development process, which can take different lengths of time for us. Many regrets we fall back on our old patterns, but have an easier time getting out of them again, as we are aware of these.
What can happen after a Reiki treatment?
If the Reiki practitioner mostly works / channels with the hands a bit outside the body, where the emotional and mental energies are located, the development takes place on the mental and emotional level. It will be the opposite if the Reiki practitioner works on the physical body, then the physical changes are noticed first and then comes the development on the mental and emotional level.
The emotions that we have repressed within us come to the surface and we begin to think in new paths before something is noticed on the physical body. Sometimes development is fast and it feels like everything is happening at once, but sometimes the development pattern is very noticeable.
When Reiki energy cleanses the body of toxins, physical detoxification symptoms can occur, for example, runny nose, expectoration of mucus, increased urination and diarrhea, headaches. You can experience different symptoms and it is the cleansing reactions that are important for achieving health. The symptoms can last for several days, sometimes weeks.
After the treatments, it can also result in a dissolution of internal blockages and spiritual awakening. New ideas, visions and solutions to problems can emerge and it is not uncommon to have the courage to make some crucial decisions for change, such as starting a business, changing jobs, quitting smoking, starting to exercise, becoming a vegetarian or starting to meditate.
Reiki and research
The Center for Reiki Research (CRR) is the first and only 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to Reiki research. The purpose of CRR is to promote scientific awareness of Reiki by conducting quality research and providing an updated archive and summary of all evidence-based Reiki research published in peer-reviewed journals. CRR also offers guidance and direction for researchers, practitioners and physicians who want to conduct Reiki research.
The Center for Reiki Research conducts scientific research at all levels, from randomized controlled trials to practice-based efficiency trials. Below are some of our current and past Reiki research projects.
Reiki for healthcare professionals affected by the pandemic.
Reiki for psychological and physical health symptoms.
Reiki for pain in knee surgery.
Reiki at a distance for chronic pain.
Research on the effects of Reiki shows a wide range of uses. Here is a list of studies that have been done in the field:
Reiki is better than placebo and has broad potential as complementary health therapy https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871310/
The Power of Reiki: Feasibility and Efficacy of Reducing Pain in Children With Cancer Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1043454219845879
Reiki therapy for pain, anxiety and quality of life https://spcare.bmj.com/content/early/2019/04/04/bmjspcare-2019-001775.abstract
Effects of Reiki Versus Physiotherapy on Relieving Lower Back Pain and Improving Activities Daily Living of Patients With Intervertebral Disc Hernia https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2515690X18762745
Reiki Brief Report: Using Reiki to Reduce Stress Levels in a Nine-Year-Old Child https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1550830714000354
The use of self-Reiki for stress reduction and relaxation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S209549641560190x
Reiki is included in the category "Stress Management" at the Swedish Tax Agency, which is completely correct because Reiki:
- Is stress-reducing
- Reduces worry and anxiety
- Increases blood circulation
- Provides increased energy
- Provides improved sleep
- Provides improved appetite
- Gives the body the right conditions so that it can begin its self-healing process
There is a book for those who are interested and want to know more about how this works. Reiki In Clinical Practice. A Science Based Guide ”(2020). The book is written by Ann Baldwin, a well-established physician and researcher. Here you can in a very clear way take part of the body's parasympathetic nervous system and how it works. You can also read about Reikin's concrete impact on the same system. In this book you will find both clear statistics and clear flow charts of how the body reacts when Reikin flows. When a patient receives Reiki, stress levels, heart rate and blood circulation are affected. The book is written from a clinical study perspective, which makes it completely unique in the Reiki world.
Reiki is used in many countries in traditional care, as a complement to medical treatment. A lot of research has been done at these clinics and it has mainly looked at how Reiki has effectively increased patients' quality of life. The research results show clear and positive effects on the body's parasympathetic nervous system. Reiki is constantly being shown to relieve pain and anxiety and to improve patients' quality of life.
Feel free to read more about research on Reiki and how Reiki works here .
Reiki is approved by the Swedish Tax Agency as wellness. This means that you who have "wellness money" at work, you can use it for Reiki treatments .
A reiki treatment is like a massage for the soul. Feel free to book an appointment with me if you want to try it.