Category Archives: stress relief

It’s Not Sleep Deprivation Afterall

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I have been wanting to write this post for a long time.  It seems that every time I Reiki a client, they fall asleep.  It does not matter what time of day it is or even if the client is new, a little nervous, and reluctant to close their eyes.  At first I thought that there must be a huge percentage of people with sleep deprivation.   Countless studies have shown that stress and our TV and internet use has played a huge role in depriving us of our needed zzz’s.  It would be perfectly understandable if people fell asleep on the table.

However, despite all the facts, I have come to the conclusion that Reiki is what is sending my clients into another zone, whether it be sleep or some other level of consciousness.  I do have certain clients who go into deep meditative states or into what can only be described as an out of body experience.  Given the amount of people who drift off (100%), given that it can happen at any time during the day (even 9 o’clock in the morning), given that the room can be full of sunlight or dark as night, and given that even stress-filled clients who have trouble calming down can go into a relaxing state of consciousness,  I can only conclude that Reiki is at work here and not sleep deprivation.

This is what I love about Reiki.  It’s an intelligent, soothing, calming, relaxing energy.  It goes to work immediately.  It even works for people who walk in telling me that they are never relaxed.  Unlike massage (which I adore by the way and I’m not knocking massage here!), a Reiki practitioner is not manipulating the physical body in any way. We are working on the energy of the body.  In this respect, Reiki allows a person to relax into a deeper state of consciousness because they are not awakened by the massaging of muscles and the pushing/pulling of limbs.

So if you are feeling maxed out, stressed to the limit, hyped up, unable to calm down, having trouble sleeping, wanting to press pause on your life, come in for a Reiki session.  I can guarantee you will relax.

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Self-Reiki

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Self-Reiki-Badge

I have added this badge to my Reiki page thanks to Pamela Miles of ReikiMedicine.org.  I’m not sure if many people know that you can Reiki yourself.  You can send Reiki to yourself immediately after being attuned to the very first level of Reiki.  What a gift and a life changing experience!  It’s empowering to be able to help yourself physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally with a natural, loving, healing energy that has no side effects.

Reiki as Preventative Medicine

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Angie Webster at Reiki Rays has written a short and sweet article about using Reiki on a regular basis as preventative medicine.

“By regularly rebalancing the system, we prevent or prolong the onset of disease. And keeping a more peaceful state of mind may actually help to prevent injury by reducing tense muscles. Working more effectively with difficult situations lessens mental and emotional strain, as well as the physical problems associated with them.

Many illnesses are shown to be caused or contributed to by high stress levels. According the WebMD website, stress has been shown to worsen or increase risks with obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders, and depression. It contributes to headaches, aging and even premature death.

Stress builds up in most everyone’s life as we go through our daily activities. Many people are overworked. Society promotes staying busy all the time and little value is put into rest and stillness. Without regularly releasing this in a healthy manner and creating new balance, we damage our bodies from the energetic level down to the physical level.”

You can read the entire article here.