Reiki is a Japanese technique used to reduce stress and promote healing. While the story of its origins has varied, many credit Usui Mikao as the original promoter of Reiki.

Usui gained his knowledge of Reiki from Buddhism and focused his teachings on connecting with “universal life force” energy. His healing methods showed his students the benefits of self-development through spiritual connection.

Reiki’s principle is that a therapist can activate the body’s natural healing processes and restore physical and mental well-being. During a global health pandemic, the practice of Reiki is as crucial as ever. Even more important, social distancing mandates do not limit the power of Reiki.

Here is why you should consider distance reiki as part of your self-care routine.

Mental Health 

While the world adjusts to the new normal of coronavirus life, many found their mental health on a rapid decline since the start of this pandemic. City shut-in orders, mass layoffs, and political noise have people searching for ways to heal themselves mentally.

Reiki encourages you to transition from a mindset of anxiety and stress to a place of mental relaxation. During a Reiki treatment, you will find a quiet, comfortable space during your scheduled session. While you begin to relax, your therapist will connect you to Reiki through meditation.

This connection is much like a prayer, positive energy directed your way, that helps clear your mind and relieve you of your stress and anxiety.

Physical Health 

Reiki may have caused divisive conversations on its effectiveness; however, studies have shown that it can be beneficial to physical ailments. A study conducted by New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Campus showed that Reiki treated patients had lowered heart rates, respiration, and blood pressure after treatment.

After the study was conducted, Presbyterian/Columbia became one of the first hospitals to implement Reiki into its Integrative Medicine Program.

While not intended to replace doctor-approved treatment plans, Reiki does not have any known harmful side effects. Those who seek Reiki treatment believe it improves symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and insomnia.

Reiki Master 

There are three levels of Reiki, with the third being divided into two parts. There is first-degree (Shoden), second-degree (Okuden), third-degree (Shinpiden)/Reiki Master.

Ellen Adams has been a Reiki Master for 19 years. As a Reiki Master, Ellen has developed a deep commitment to her craft. What separates a master from the Shinpiden is the ability and desire to teach. During her Reiki Exchange, Ellen attunes to other Reiki practitioners raising the energy vibrations and skill level.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, Ellen is a healer who prioritizes her patients’ health. During your distance reiki session, expect an energy transfer that is as effective as an in-person session because powerful healing knows no limitations.

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