Another popular health therapy that we've all heard of, but few actually know anything about, is Reiki. That's 'ray-key'. And it literally translates as 'spiritual wisdom of the life force'.
Sounds a bit new-age doesn't it? But that couldn't be further from the truth! Reiki's been around for a long time. A very long time! Over 2,500 years in fact, and probably a lot longer. Its roots can be traced back to Tibet and India, like so many other traditional health procedures, and it has strong links with Hinduism. Reiki was thriving during Buddha's lifetime, and was later used as a tool for healing the minds and spirits of monks seeking enlightenment.
It's a technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing, accessed by tapping into the unlimited supply of 'life-force energy'. It can be used on everybody from yourself, family and friends, through to your pets, and even your plants! Which means that itŐs not based on any belief system. And it doesn't rely on a particular skill from the practitioner either, for the spiritual wisdom guides itself.
“...and it’s not only your body that feels good!”
It is a form of spiritual healing, whereby the life-force energy is transferred to the recipient via the therapist's hands. If their hands aren't laid directly onto your body, they're placed just above, within your auric field.
Receiving a Reiki treatment is a great experience. It feels like there's a glowing radiance flowing through and around you. And it's not only your body that feels good. Reiki treats the whole person including your emotions, mind and spirit too. It leaves you relaxed, secure, at peace with the world, and gives you a general sense of well-being. And in addition to these normal reactions, there have been many reported cases of miraculous results too!
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. And the good news is that several of our recommended spas/health centres offer Reiki as one of their health treatments.