There’s Never Been a Better Time to Discover Reiki

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Discover Reiki

As you may have noticed when you visited Spa Space, we are one of the most innovative day spas in Chicago. We love being able to offer you a wide variety of spa experiences.

Reiki, which is considered a form of energy work, is not a new practice. It has been around since the 1920s. But it has only recently begun to find its way into spas as part of a wellness practice. It is even being used in some health settings.

What Is Reiki?

“Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing,” the International Center for Reiki Training tells us. “It is administered by ‘laying on hands’ and is based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy’ flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.”

The word reiki reflects the Japanese origins of the practice. Rei is the Japanese word for life force and ki is Japanese for energy.

“If one’s life force energy’ is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy,” the experts at the International Center for Reiki Training say.

Johns Hopkins Medicine is among the medical institutions that are recognizing that reiki can play a part in an integrative approach to health.

“Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body,” they say. “In a Reiki session, the practitioner is seeking to transmit Universal Life Energy to the client. The intention is to create deep relaxation, to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing.”

If you would like to know more about reiki, call Spa Space of Chicago at 312-465-5987.

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