Reiki - what is it and what it can do for you

Reiki is a powerful Japanese energy healing. It is the universal life energy that is always present in abundance and can be passed on by the laying on of hands. Reiki is based on the belief that an invisible life force energy flows through us and makes us alive. When one's life energy is low we are more likely to get sick, feel stressed or unable to face challenges, and when it is high we are more able to be happy and healthy. It is this flow of energy that enables the body's unique ability to heal itself. The beauty of Reiki, however, is that you don't have to be sick to experience its benefits. The energy naturally flows to the places where it is most needed and activates the body's self-healing ability.


Reiki energy healing helps to make everything you are going through easier, making you feel and function better. It helps you release those things that hold you back and creates a wonderful space for new or improved things to come in. It helps you to be balanced and centered in the midst of all the changes or busyness of life. Instead of dwelling on worry, anger, or fear, Reiki helps you find courage, peace, and calmness. It helps you to be grateful and more aware in your life.


I have seen so many people experience the benefits of Reiki and I have experienced it myself. I have been starting Reiki self-treatment every day for several years now. Many people are impressed by how they feel after a treatment. They experience deep rest, the feeling of being held, calmness, the face relaxes, the body releases the tightness, people breathe more deeply. These may all seem simple things, but how often do we really feel relaxed and peaceful?


On a physical level, Reiki helps relieve pain from migraines, arthritis, sciatica, to name a few. It also helps with symptoms of asthma, chronic fatigue, PMS, menopausal symptoms and insomnia.

You don't need to have any spirituality to enjoy the benefits of Reiki. Many people like to receive Reiki treatments to support themselves on their self-healing journey in spiritual growth and personal development. It helps them create profound, often subtle shifts in their own being. Things like getting intuitive guidance in difficult situations, a change in attitude or belief about a particular problem or situation. You will look at your situation from a new perspective and that will help you deal with it in a more positive way.


Reiki is a wonderful addition to conventional medicine, especially for people with chronic illness, chemotherapy, radiation or before and after surgery. It helps calm the nervous system, relieve side effects of invasive or toxic treatments, and speed up the healing process. The beauty of Reiki is that it is non-invasive and administered in a very gentle manner. The Reiki practitioner can give Reiki without touching the body, for example in case of burns or serious injuries. Reiki is safe to use if you have a medical condition such as epilepsy, diabetes, or heart disease. Pregnant women can undergo Reiki treatments to support them through all stages of pregnancy.


Reiki is for everyone!


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Monika DeBoer


I offer holistic energetic therapy and nutritional coaching that appeals to you as a unique and whole person. I am also a teacher of Energetic Massage at Healing Space Institute in Bussum, the Netherlands. My mission is to help people live in a state of optimal health and wellness and reconnect them with their body's innate wisdom and healing power.


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