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What is Reiki and how can it help you heal?

Reiki is a complementary and alternative therapy that originated in Japan in the early 20th century. It is based on the belief that there is a universal life energy that can be harnessed and channeled by a practitioner to promote healing and balance in the body, mind, and spirit of a recipient. Reiki practitioners use light touch or near touch on or above the recipient body to channel the energy, and they believe that the energy will flow to where it is most needed in the recipient's body. The recipient remains fully clothed during a Reiki session, and the therapy is usually performed in a quiet and relaxing environment. Reiki practitioners and some individuals who have experienced Reiki believe that it can help to heal in several ways:

1. Reducing stress and promoting relaxation: Reiki can help to reduce stress and anxiety by inducing a deep state of relaxation. This can have a positive effect on the immune system, blood pressure, and other physiological processes.

2. Managing pain: Reiki is sometimes used to help manage chronic pain, as well as to reduce the side effects of other medical treatments.

3. Improving mood: Reiki has been shown to have a positive effect on mood and may help to reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.

4. Promoting physical healing: Reiki is sometimes used to promote healing from physical injuries and illnesses. Proponents believe that the energy channeled during a Reiki session can help to stimulate the body's natural healing processes.

5. Enhancing spiritual well-being: Reiki is often described as a spiritual practice, and some people believe that it can help to enhance their sense of spiritual well-being.

It's important to note that while some individuals report positive experiences with Reiki, the therapy should not be considered a substitute for conventional medical treatment. If you're considering Reiki for a specific health condition, it's always best to consult with your healthcare provider first. If you would like to schedule a session, contact Compass of Hope Counseling or go on the website to book an appointment!

Love and light,

Devaney Sloan, Reiki Master, Crystal Healer & Certified Yoga Instructor

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