Reiki Healing Touch

Are you aware of the fact that our body contains more energy than it actually uses to carry out its activities? Now, let me make a point! I am not talking about the physical energy that we utilize, but about the healing energy which is unseen to us but for sure, is felt by us. This invisible energy is what we call the “life force energy”. The concept of healing energy is well explained by the Japanese technique – Reiki. The word can be divided into two halves: Rei means “The Higher power” and ki means “life energy”. Precisely, it is a spiritually guided life force energy. The basic idea projected by reiki healing touch is that self healing is the path of salvation from ailments.

Reiki: Healing Energy

Therapies use tools and medications for treatment of ailments. But reiki healing therapy uses the energy of the body. Energy that drives our body can be both free-flowing and stagnant. This therapy uses the power of mind to govern the energies of the body and bring it under control. In due course of time, this therapy works wonders in enhancing the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. We all are aware of a simple truth of life: A relaxed mind leads to a rejuvenated body. This is how a person feels after undergoing a reiki therapy session. A session usually has the reiki practitioner who first seeks the permission of the patient to cure him (here the permission is for the mental confidence and trust of the patient on the practitioner). And then, the reiki practitioner starts with the reiki session with his hands moving over the chakras of the body, aiding in rejuvenating them with sufficient energy. He often makes use of reiki symbols in reiki therapy and massage. In fact, people suffering from chronic ailments like cancer, autoimmune diseases and multiple sclerosis take the aid of these therapy sessions to alleviate the pain. Mental concerns, addiction to drugs, anxiety, panic attacks and destructive habits (like smoking and abusing alcohol) can be treated effectively with reiki healing touch therapy.

Before a person learns about reiki or is keen on attending a reiki therapy session, he is required to know about the chakras. So what are these chakras after all? Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheels”. A wheel which we identify physically is what spins around its fixed axis, slow or fast. But there are similar wheels found in our body too (not physically but as energies). Our body contains 7 major chakras and each one is closely associated with an organ of our body. Below listed are the 7 major chakras.

ChakraLocationOrgansPurposeInformation containedPhysical ailmentsEmotional issuesSpiritual Lesson
Root chakraBase of spineCovers the entire spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum and immune systemKinesthetic feelings and movementContains instincts, sense of touch, carnal pleasures, pain, superstitions and familial beliefssciatica, lower back pain, varicose veins, rectal tumors, weakened immune system and depressionself-esteem, survival, family, security and survivalmaterial and worldly lessons
Navel/Sacral chakraLower abdomen (Below navel)Contains sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, gallbladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, middle spine and adrenal glandsEnhances fertility and emotional connectionContains emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear, love etc..), controlling patterns, duality and magnetismUrinary infections and disorders, weak libido and pelvic painmoney, sex, power, control, creativity, negative feelings (like guilt and blame)Creativity, Manifestation, Valuing relationships and learning to “let go” of past without losing on the lessons
Solar plexus chakraBack of stomach (in solar plexus)Covers upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines and stomachEnhancing maturity in understanding the emotional aspect of lifeContains personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), self-esteemStomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseasesLoss of self-esteem, fear of rejection, overly sensitive to criticism, indecisivenessLearning to love oneself, respect oneself
Heart ChakraLocated in the center of the chestContains heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, handsEmpowerment of self emotionallyContains connection of love through “love strings” with the people we adore and loveCardiovascular conditions, asthma, lung and breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumoniaLove, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosityHumility to forgive, unconditional love, trust and compassion
Throat chakraLocated in the neck region (throat)Covers throat, thyroid glands, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperthalemusResponsibility for actions taken by selfContains self-knowledge, truth, attitude, sense of hearing, taste and smellSore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, gum or tooth problems, TMJ disordersPersonal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, lack of authorityConfession and absolute surrender to divine force
Third eye (forehead) chakraLocated right in the center of foreheadCovers brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary, pineal glandsMind development, insight and actions directed by ideasContains clear vision (symbolic or literal), wisdom, intuition, intellectBrain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic and depressionFear of truth, discipline, emotional intelligence, concept of reality, confusion and judgmentThinking with open mind and creating a reality check point for self
Crown chakraLocated at top of headCovers the top center of the head and the midline above the earsIntuitive knowing and connecting to spiritualityContains duality, magnetism, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear) and controlling patternsMystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion, over sensitivity to light, sound and surrounding environmentDiscovery of the divine, Lack of purpose and direction, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, foresight, devotion, inspiration, values and ethicsSpirituality

*Please note:

  • Crown chakra is the most powerful chakra and is not much disturbed even in course of curing ailments, pertaining to any side effects.
  • Reiki treatment should be done only by a reiki practitioner and that is the best and the only way. The reiki healing hands of your teacher will initiate the therapy for you.

Now you know how the reiki healing energy helps in stimulating the chakras as each chakra associates with various organs of our body. There are many audio CDs on reiki healing music available in the market. Reiki music serves as an excellent means of inducing sleep. After all, a peaceful sleep plays a major role in enhancing immune system. Deuter’s Reiki Hands of light is an excellent musical CD which contains soothing musical notes that will aid in complete relaxation of the mind and the body. I am suggesting this musical from my personal experience and it has absolutely worked for me.

Reiki is a huge subject and every aspect of reiki cannot be covered in a single day. So wait for more, readers! Will be back with more interesting facts and finds on this subject, in my next article!

Reiki Massage Therapy

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; but spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Similar techniques of reiki have been tried and tested, but the true practice of this was made universal in the year 1922 and was developed by Mikao Usui, who when on a Buddhist training course held on Mount Kurama, performed what is called ‘isyu guo‘. It is a 21 day training and involves chanting, meditation, prayer and of course fasting.

He was able to use his body as a medium, specifically his crown chakra, to use the power of his mind both intellectually and spiritually to influence those around him. He coined this ability as reiki, and made it known in April 1922 where he instituted a society called Usui Reiki Ryōhō Gakkai, that translates into ‘Usui’s Spiritual Energy Therapy Method Society’.

Starting this society gave him a larger audience to channel his work through, using the reiki method to heal the masses. It is a slightly complex teaching that can only be passed down from a reiki practitioner to an apprentice, where practitioners can somehow pull in a force from the universe, saturate that energy and then use it for patients to alter their state of health and living.

It is a way of removing bad energy vibes from within a person, whilst replacing it with what is good, in order to help one heal over a period of time. A reiki massage (although not literally a hands-on massage) therapy involves pretty much the same concept, with many benefits that patients and people who want to try this method, receive.

Why Should One Seek Reiki Massage Therapy?

The purpose and results of reiki are plentiful, with practitioners passing along the message that the following can be changed or cured over a stipulated amount of time, although gradual. When it comes to reiki healing touch methods, the following conditions and problems can be solved with therapy.

  • Healing injuries
  • Soothes muscle aches and pains
  • Brings about balance in the body’s energies
  • Toxins are cleared from the body
  • Helps relieve stress and tension
  • Helps in the natural method of self-healing
  • Alleviates pain in the body
  • Can help treat lock jaws
  • Can treat other illnesses that the body is suffering from
  • Can increase one’s awareness
  • Can help relax one in mind and body
  • Keeps the body’s organs balanced
  • Can strengthen the immune system
  • Holistic healing
  • Encourages positive thinking
  • Boosts one’s creativity
  • Helps diffuse pent-up emotions and feelings
  • Meditative abilities are heightened

How is a Reiki Massage Performed?

When a reiki master starts off with a session, it involves first holding out one’s hands over the receiver’s body, and in some cases being in contact with the body, in order to send forth what will act upon them during the healing process.

I remember when one of these reiki masters, or an apprentice for the same, tried this out on my mom, and it involved the same process of course. The thing is that reiki probably needs one to be subjected to its effects over a period of time, and not over a short span to have to bare witness to results. In some reiki therapies, the placement of one’s hands differ, in that, it is either placed on certain points of the body to start with the healing treatment, or involves one’s hands hovering above the body and finding that perfect spot to have his/her hands concentrate their effects on.

This way one finds the area that is responsible for causing the imbalance, making the practitioner locate it, using his/her intuition. When the healing therapy begins, some people feel certain sensations that come through during the treatment. Some describe it as feelings of comfort, or extreme warmth. Some feel energy waves that radiate from the practitioner him/herself. It’s been used for many years as a way of channeling one’s inner energies to another and making it shift what is unbalanced in the other.

Reiki can be used once it is mastered, on not just people but on plants and animals as well. Once a person is trained to be a reiki master-teacher, he/she can use his means to treat anyone and anything during his/her time. People can take special classes to help themselves use their energies in a way that can help others who don’t strike a balance with their own. It all starts off with understanding the seven vital chakras of the body, and working one’s way through each to find out how to deal with each point’s complexities. A reiki master can impart his healing not just in person, but over distances as well; here’s how.

Distance Healing

Communicating from afar with the person that sits in another place, the practitioner tells him/her to sit in an environment that embodies peace and tranquility either in their home, or someplace outdoors. He/she then transfers their healing energies to them.

Contact Healing

One is asked to lie down, where a reiki massage is then performed, wherein there is no bodily contact, and the person is fully clothed. The surrounding area is turned into one of relaxation, using candles and calming music, making those who come for the massage, relax while giving way for the energy to shift and alter, thus changing it for his/her own good. The practitioner then gently places his/her hands on different points of the body, to help transfer their healing energies.

A reiki session would do people good, if they come with an open mind and the will to want to heal and get better. It doesn’t have to be used only for the sick, but for those who led chaotic and unhealthy lives, seeking peace and oneness among all things. Those considering this should go to known and trusted reiki practitioners. It is a painless method and all are invited to come and cleanse themselves from disturbing outside elements.

Cleanse and Heal Energy at Illuminations

Dubai (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

Dubai-based holistic well-being center, Illuminationsoffers various methods of treating disruptions in the energy body – energy healing and cleansing – through different types of classes.

Energy healing works on the principle that everything is made of energy. The levels of energy operated from directly correspond with the way people think and feel. Therefore, this energy influences and governs the functioning of the inner and outer self.

At the core of all matter lies energy, and the human body is no different. The energy body is a template for the physical body and therefore any change in the energy body directly affects the physical body.

Through healing and balancing these energies, one is able to experience a sense of spiritual cleansing where miraculous results are experienced on the mental, emotional and even physical levels.

Healing and cleansing can be done on a regular basis through any of these classes at Illuminations:

Reiki Healing

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It is made up of two Japanese words – Rei which means ‘ spiritually guided ’ and Ki which means ‘life force energy’. Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field and allows the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

Aura Cleansing

The Aura is the energy field that surrounds the physical body, and can unravel a lot about the mind-body-energy state of a person. Clearing the aura shields people from negative influences of any kind, which everyone may be susceptible to.

Chakra Balancing and Alignment

Chakras are energy vortexes located throughout the body, which regulate the flow of energy through the system. The functioning of the chakras, reflect how one chooses to respond to conditions in their life. When the chakras our balanced, they spin beautifully in a clockwise motion, which in turn clears the auras.

Crystal Healing

Crystal Healing is a form of healing that uses crystals or gemstones, which are placed around different areas around the body to direct energy flow towards the affected area to heal and restore balance. They help in releasing and clearing negative energy, thereby assisting in energy healing. Each crystal has a unique vibrational resonance. If an individual that has a particular issue that is recurring, crystals can even be worn on the body in various forms, or placed in an area in which an individual spends a large amount of time such as the bedroom or workplace.

Rebirthing

Human breathing is almost universally inadequate; virtually all people are suppressing large amounts of mental, emotional and physical tension. The practice of Rebirthing through breath work allows the detoxification of the body and the release of the suppressed tension. It is also used to recall aspects of the birth process, and through conscious, connected breath, release any emotions that accompanied the experience.

Quantum Reiki

Quantum Healing is reprogramming the subconscious with the blueprint of a healthy body through imagery and feeling, supporting the cellular rejuvenation at the basic energetic level. Reiki healing whilst the client is in hypnotic trance improves the flow of energy as the client is more receptive to the healing energy, it's as adding a pull to the process, when combined with Quantum Healing the Reiki provides the energy to support the cellular rejuvenation.

To learn more about when these programs and courses are available, please send your full name, mobile and email ID to info(at)illuminationsworld(dot)com or call 04 448 7043.

Illuminationsis a Dubai-based holistic well-being center located in Jumeirah Lake Towers. The center was founded by Soniyaa Kiran Punjabi, with the intent of inspiring individuals towards a journey of self-discovery as a key to lasting happiness. The center offers a variety of services based on a holistic approach to self-development with the intention to provide a deeper insight into the mind-body-energy connection influencing the experience of life.