In our last Bliss Bite, I shared a little bit about my personal experiences with Reiki, and how Reiki has supported me in feeling more centered, more at ease, providing me with a sense of clarity, and an overall feeling of internal organization.
Today, I thought I’d share some of the things that I’ve observed and heard directly from those I’ve had the privilege of sharing Reiki with just so you can see how Reiki has helped others and how it might help and support you!
Reiki can help in a variety of ways. Recently a client came to me for Reiki. Her back was bothering her - a chronic discomfort she experiences. We did a little bit of yoga targeted to help relieve some of the tension in and around her back muscles and then did a 45 minute Reiki session. After the session she said her back felt great, and even a few days later she shared with me that her back continued to feel looser.
Here is something that one of my clients shared with me after only one session:
“Thank you so much Beth. I feel like the Reiki really helped me get back closer to my normal mental state. The fertility drugs really wrecked havoc on my brain; it’s been so challenging. After that one session with you, I feel calmer and more peaceful. And less pain in my jaw! So thank you so much for that!”
Other clients have experienced support from Reiki more internally, like soothing the effects of anxiety and depression, leading to overall feelings of calm and ease.
“While I only had a few sessions with Beth, I experienced a decrease in my physical discomfort and an overall sensation of increased wellness and calmness.”
And of course, people come in very simply to experience 60 minutes of quiet time for themselves where they can slow down and pause. After the sessions they leave feeling more rested, restored, calmer and energized, which is huge in my book, especially with all the demands placed on all of us to do more and be more productive.
While we can’t say exactly how Reiki works, studies have shown that Reiki can help. “Studies and anecdotal evidence has shown that, in addition to promoting relaxation among patients, Reiki can also be used to encourage healing and provide other benefits.” (How Reiki Helps Cancer Patients, www.iarp.org).
The benefits of a regular Reiki practice can be experienced physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. Reiki can elicit the relaxation response,
a term coined by Dr. Herbert Benson. When this response is triggered, we can see
- a lowering of blood pressure
- a decrease in heart rate
- a slower breathing rate
- slower brain wave patterns
- a lowering of our overall stress level.
Here are some other ways Reiki can help:
- Reduces muscular tension in the body
- Strengthens the immune system
- Supports healing after injury or surgery – even speeding up recovery time
- Reduces aches and pain
- Improves sleeping
- Reduces headaches
- Reduces anxiety
- Alleviates depression
- Allows us to experience deeper states of calm and inner peace
- Quiets mental chatter
- Balances the chakras (energy centers in the body)
- Helps evenly distribute energy (chi, prana) through the body bringing it back to balance
- Allows us to feel deep rest and relaxation, restoring energy to the body
Please know that Reiki is not a cure, nor is it a replacement for professional medical care. Rather, it supports your healing process, and can be used in conjunction with whatever medical care you are undergoing.
To experience all of these wonderful benefits of Reiki for yourself, book your session today!
And please feel free to email me to let me know how Reiki and I can help you shift from stressed out and overwhelmed and back toward balance and ease and energized!
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