What Is Reiki? A Beginner’s Guide

While you may be aware of acupuncture and the genuine benefits it provides, there are an array of other alternative therapies and healing techniques which are proven to assist with continuous pain and injuries. If you’ve explored many various options, and nothing seems to be working, these effective techniques may be just what you require. Assuming you’re a complete novice to Reiki, this guide will take you through the foundations of this Japanese energy healing method, with Essex Physiotherapy Clinic well-equipped to keep you informed.

Reiki Explained

A form of alternative medicine which gained popularity in Japan but was quickly adopted overseas, Reiki uses a technique known as ‘palm healing’ to accelerate physical or emotional healing. Whether being performed to lessen the impact of a sporting injury, or as a means of relaxing both the body and mind, Reiki is increasingly favoured by everyone from athletes to those with persistent back pain and spinal aches. Established by Japanese healer Mikao Usui in the early 1900s, Usai taught his system of Reiki to more than 2,000 people during his lifetime, and it soon took off in Europe.

How Does It Work?

Reiki’s teachings aren’t strictly proven to cure or rectify any specific conditions, and it is a pseudoscientific theory based on metaphysical concepts, although the feelings of relaxation and security a course of treatment can provide is undeniable. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing, practised and administered by professionals who have trained extensively. It involves the use of gentle hand movements, with the intention to guide a flow of healthy energy through the client’s body.

The Benefits

When performed successfully, Reiki can lower blood pressure, improve sleep, lessen anxiety, and even reduce physical pain. It is also suggested that this Japanese healing method can help the body to remain in a state of relaxation, potentially healing more quickly from damage brought on by stress or injury. When used alongside conventional medical care, Reiki may even help out with serious health conditions or post-surgery recovery, so why not try it for yourself?

Other Treatments From Our Clinic

Not simply limited to unconventional forms of therapy, we offer various treatments tailored to suit individual needs, with manual therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, electrotherapy, exercise, ergonomics and stress management all covered. Ultimately, our goal is to match you up with a form of therapy and friendly professional to suit your needs, so trust us to take you through your options in a thoughtful manner.

At Essex Physiotherapy Clinic, we maintain a highly experienced team of physiotherapy professionals, able to support you by easing your physical discomfort and seamlessly alleviate stress. We offer a huge array of fantastic physiotherapy treatments, from our clinic, via a home visit or even as an online consultation if required. Any questions? Contact our team.

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