What is Reiki?
Reiki Energy Healing is a complementary and alternative medicine practice that uses energy fields, or bio-fields, to affect health. When your body is out of balance, symptoms can occur (digestive issues, fatigue, chronic pain and headaches, to list a few examples). Reiki is believed to activate the relaxation response and help the body to balance its subtle energy fields to help decrease pain levels, speed healing and relax the mind and body; thus, bringing relief to the recipient. The Reiki practice is passive and non-invasive; there is minimal physical contact.
Everyone has the ability to heal themselves–sometimes they need someone to guide them. The Reiki energy in the practitioner’s hands arises in response to your individual need for balance at that particular time. Therefore, each Reiki treatment is customized to your immediate needs. You may or may not feel anything. It is a different experience each time, but the most common result is feeling relaxed after a session.
What can Reiki help with?
Reiki is commonly used to reduce anxiety, pain, and fatigue. It may also be used to support recovery after an injury or surgery. Reiki may be used as part of an integrative therapy and holistic care plan. (As always, check with your doctor if you have any of these conditions before beginning Reiki therapy sessions.)
Conditions Reiki has been used for include:
- Pain reduction
- Speed healing after an injury
- Assist healing process post surgery
- Sleeping aid
- Ease nausea after chemotherapy treatments
- Reduce anxiety
- And more!
*Reiki is not to be used as a treatment for cancer or any other disease.
What are Chakras?
Chakras are energy centers that reside within the human body and help to regulate all its processes, from emotions to the immune system and organ function. There are seven chakras throughout the body, from the crown of your head to the base of your spine. Each chakra has its own color, vibrational frequency and governs specific functions that help make you human.
You may click the icons below for more information about the chakras. However, it is imperative to understand one thing: You are energy. All living things are made of energy. The ability of your energy centers to perform at their peak is what keeps you psychologically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually balanced.
The seventh chakra is the crown chakra, and it is represented by a purple flower with a thousand petals. This chakra connects you to the universal source energy and gives you an idea of the infinite nature of time and space. Spirituality comes into the human body and mind through the seventh chakra, and the dissolution of the ego as well as the recognition of the interconnectedness of everything can be found in the crown chakra. It governs the pituitary gland located deep in the brain, and it can be awakened by regular meditation. Associated Body Parts: pineal gland, upper brain, right eye
The sixth chakra is the third eye chakra, represented by the color indigo. If you’ve always had good instincts and can suss out people before they even open their mouths, you have a balanced sixth chakra. This chakra is responsible for fearlessness, practicality, idealism and the need to seek out the truth. Associated Body Parts: pituitary gland, lower brain, left eye, ears, nose, central nervous system
The fifth chakra is the throat chakra, represented by the color blue. When it’s working as it should, you are able to speak your truth without fear, you are a good communicator who can hold any crowd’s attention, and you are tactful, inspiring, adventurous and loyal. Associated Body parts: Thyroid gland, throat and jaw areas, lungs, vocal cords, digestive tract
The fourth chakra is the heart chakra, also known as anahata. Represented by the color green, this chakra is responsible for the ability to be compassionate, loving and forgiving. It also is tied to the immune and circulatory systems, and it can help you connect with your intuition. Associated Body parts: Thymus gland, heart, lower side of lungs, circulatory system, skin, hands
Chakra number three is the solar plexus chakra, located below the rib cage. Represented by the color yellow, this chakra provides you with a will to succeed and is home to your ego and sense of self. Associated Body Parts: Pancreas, liver, digestive tract, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system.
The second type is the sacral chakra, located just below the navel, stretching all the way down to your lower abdomen. It is represented by the color orange, and it governs organs such as the large intestines and the bladder. This chakra is responsible for sexual power, the ability to be vulnerable and creative. Associated Body Parts: Related parts of the body: gonads, prostate gland, reproductive system, spleen, bladder
There are 7 types of chakras that are spread out from the base of your spine to the top of your head. The first one is the root chakra and it is associated with the primal need for survival and security. It governs areas such as your sexual organs, the kidneys and intestines. It is represented by the color red, and it is usually the first one to suffer a hit should anything wrong with your body’s systems. Associated Body Parts: Adrenal glands, kidneys, spinal column, leg bones