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What is Reiki Healing & How Can It Help You Improve Your Daily Life

Anyone who lives a busy lifestyle or has a family to take care of understands the struggle of low energy and high anxiety. There never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done and there’s always something that will inevitably go wrong. This makes enjoying every day and appreciating the little things that much harder, especially during everything currently going on in our world. 

It can be easy to tell anyone struggling with anxiety or emotional dissatisfaction to relax, but there’s only so much we can do on our own to release these feelings and allow room for emotional peace. Due to these growing needs for peace and gratitude, Reiki healing has become a staple for many people looking to expand their emotional state and find inner calm. If you’ve struggled with the emotional, mental, and physical issues that come with stressful times, then Reiki might just be what you need to improve your mental health and start feeling better. 

What is Reiki Healing?


Reiki is a Japanese alternative medicine that focuses on the power of energy for healing patients. The practitioner uses their palms—the source of their energy—to encourage emotional and physical healing through transference. This is done by placing their hands on (or slightly above) a patient’s body in order to stimulate and balance energy fields. 

Everyone has their own unique energy that can be felt by others, evident in situations where you can sense someone’s anger or sadness simply by being near them. In many instances we feed off of each other’s energies, so the kind of energy you’re around can affect how you begin to feel.  By practicing Reiki in a setting that promotes peace and well-being it can have beneficial effects on anyone who might be experiencing pain and discontent.

How Can Reiki Healing Help You?


While there are no definitive studies to prove the medical healing benefits of Reiki, there is an array of anecdotal evidence that patients have left their appointments feeling better than when they walked in, and there’s no surprise as to why. Physical touch and social interactions have been shown to release oxytocin, a hormone that plays a role in bonding. Furthermore, a relaxing and meditative practice like Reiki can help release dopamine, a neurotransmitter responsible for how we feel pleasure. Needless to say, dedicating a session to simply being around a calming presence and feeling their energy can help promote a variety of benefits, both emotional and physical. 

If you’re wondering whether Reiki healing can work for you, here are a few ways it might be able to improve your daily life:

1. It offers a meditative experience that improves mood and mental clarity

Taking some time out of your busy week to sit in a calming environment and experience another person’s energy can be incredibly beneficial to your mood. In this day and age we don’t get much time to take care of ourselves, so Reiki is the perfect opportunity to sit in contentment and focus on improving your mood through meditative breathing and gentle touch. 

2. It helps inspire feelings of gratitude which can lead to better emotional well-being

In moments of peaceful meditation you are better able to recognize all the things you are grateful for that may have gotten lost in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Working with a Reiki practitioner might just be what you need to appreciate the little things as you work toward emotional and physical well-being in your regular sessions to balance your energy.

3. It gives you time to get in tune with your inner self

Getting confused or lost in moments of stress can be very disorienting and can lead to a lot of emotional turmoil. Working on your energy and regulating whatever it is that is throwing it off can have huge benefits, both physically and mentally, that can improve your quality of life altogether. 

4. It may help relieve pain

Stress is the cause of a lot of physical ailments, which is why Reiki has shown to help improve symptoms caused by it, such as headaches, nausea, fatigue, and overall bodily tension. There have been instances where Reiki has been used in conjunction with medical treatment of cancer patients to help promote pain relief and overall emotional wellness. 

Beauty often begins from the inside out, so contact Wink and Wave today to try out or new Reiki healing services to get started on your wellness journey! 

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