Reiki healing is an alternative treatment that originates in Japan and is often referred to as energy healing. It’s a treatment for stress reduction, relaxation and healing functions. The therapy’s purpose is to bring the body back in balance, which is why Reiki healing and aromatherapy complement each other. In fact, using aromatherapy products can enhance the effectiveness of Reiki treatments when used in combination. In this blog, we will guide you through everything there is to know about Reiki healing.
What is Reiki and what does it do?
As quickly explained before, Reiki is a type of energy healing and is a natural, simple way of spiritual healing. During a Reiki treatment, the practitioner places their hands either directly on your body or hover slightly above it in order to heal. Even though Reiki does not directly cure illnesses or diseases, it is believed to improve general wellbeing and manage symptoms.
Reiki is a spiritual form of healing and is focused on healing your internal chakras. The human body has seven chakras, if they get blocked, your energy is not flowing as it should. This can cause both mental and physical issues such as depression, fatigue or headaches. Reiki helps to unblock chakras and rebalance the energy flow in the body.
The working of aromatherapy and essential oils
Before diving more deeply into the combination of using essential oils during Reiki treatments, is it important to get a better understanding of how aromatherapy and essential oils on themselves work. Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants which means it’s a naturally-derived product. These essential oils are then used in aromatherapy products such as balms and candles to diffuse the scents. The limbic system in your brain is connected to the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, memory, breathing, hormone balance and stress levels. By inhaling essential oils, the limbic system triggers emotional responses that can help you to relax more, be more focused or feel happier.
Aromatherapy can be used to help you transition between moods throughout the day. In the morning, you might need a scent to wake you up and get you ready for a day of work. The FOCUS Aromatherapy Balm is perfect for this, as it stimulates mental activity and increases your focus. After a long and stressful day, it can be difficult to wind down, fully relax and fall asleep easily. SLEEP WELL Aromatherapy Balm is formulated especially to use during your nighttime ritual and helps you to fall into a deep, peaceful sleep.
How essential oils enhance Reiki healing
The use of essential oils during a Reiki treatment can enhance the effectiveness of unblocking chakras and stimulating energy flows in the body. When used in combination with aromatherapy, Reiki can have bigger impacts on your mental and physical health. Reiki and aromatherapy are both forms of holistic healing that amplify each other's strengths. As each essential oil comes with a different scent that triggers different emotions, it’s important to know what essential oils are best to use. In our blog about 7 essential oils to enhance your reiki healing session, you learn more about the combinations of oils and treatments that work best.
To give you an example, a Lavender scented essential oil targets the fifth chakra, which is the throat chakra. If this chakra is blocked, you can experience problems communicating and the ability to express yourself is weakened. With a Lavender essential oil, this can be healed.