Monday, April 6, 2015

Reiki - The Short Answer

I am often asked what reiki is and what it can do. Well, the short answer is, every living thing, from plants, trees, animals, fish, to us humans is made up of energy. We use it, we manufacture it, we store it up for future use, and we can’t live without it. When we’re hungry, we eat a healthy(hopefully) meal to manufacture it. When we’re tired, we sleep to store it up. When we have to garden or walk across the street or otherwise move our bodies, we use it. Simple, right?
The problem is we also eat not-so-healthy foods out of boredom, frustration, or depression (think mind, body, spirit here). This in turn disturbs our sleep patterns and we don’t get the quality rest we need. The stress of everyday life only compounds the situation, and before you know it, we are run down and our energy level is out of whack. You may know this imbalance by other names: colds, digestive disorders, headaches, stomach aches, to name just a few. When stress and energy imbalance become chronic, the effectiveness of our immune system is lowered and this can lead to more serious diseases. 
Enter reiki.  Reiki is a Japanese word which means ‘universal life force energy’. A reiki treatment helps to balance the energy in our body, strengthens the immune system, reduces stress, promotes relaxation, helps to get rid of negative emotional issues, and promotes clearer thinking in all areas of our lives. When we can think more clearly, we are better able to make healthier decisions in our lives. It is also the perfect complement to any healing regimen your doctor may prescribe.  
A treatment lasts about an hour. It is performed on a massage table, but unlike a massage you remain fully clothed, and no tissue is manipulated. The practitioner lays his/her hands on or slightly above the energy centers (chakras) of the body, leaving you calm, peaceful and relaxed.
Let reiki help restore you to the energy-filled creation you were meant to be

Guest Blogger - Nancy Getz, Reiki Master Practitioner at Bodhi Tree Yoga

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