If you are a regular Reiki practitioner you will probably know that the word Reiki is Japanese for ‘universal life energy.’ This spiritual practicewas developed in the early twentieth century by Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui. While there are several variations of Reiki, this healing tradition is designed to nurture uninterrupted energy flows to foster balance and harmony.
Reiki is centred on the power of touch. Treatment involves the client lying or sitting on a couch or chair and a practitioner gently placing their hands on a number of non-intrusive positions across the body. Unlike massage, which involves rubbing and manipulating the body, with Reiki there is no kneading of the skin. The principle is that the whole body is treated rather than specific areas.
The Benefits of Reiki
One of the most unique aspects of Reiki is that individual participants report varying reactions and experiences after they have undergone treatment. One of the most common benefits reported is the feeling of peacefulness and calm Reiki creates, as well as a powerful sense of well-being. Others report sensations of tingling and heat and intense emotional feelings. Some Reiki patients have said they saw unusual colours when undergoing treatment.
How are Crystals used in Reiki?
Crystals have long been attributed to having intense healing properties. Similar to Reiki, healing with crystals is executed through energy. Crystals are used to remove toxins from the body, eliminate negativity and magnify positive energy. But how is the healing properties of Reiki and crystals entwined?
According to Reiki for Holistic Health, crystals used during Reiki healing will help the healing and energy balancing. In short, they will speed up the healing process.
Chakras are described in Hindu tradition, as being a series of seven energy wheels that are located along the centre of the body. Each of these chakras are associated with different energies, attitudes and body parts.
Reiki treatments can help clear the chakras of negative energy and blockages. It can restore the harmonious flow of energy. Crystals can play an important part in restoring this flow.
One of the easiest ways to restore balance throughout the chakra system in Reiki treatment is to place a crystal of the appropriate colour on each of the chakra areas. In Reiki practice, placing a different stone on each of the chakra points will strengthen and heal the whole system.