Reiki Healing for You

Reiki Healing for You

 

Reiki Healing from Lucia Maya on Vimeo.

Lucia Maya shares Reiki energy healing. Simply watching this short video will bring this healing energy to you, for mind, body, heart and spirit. Reiki helps to relieve stress and promotes relaxation. It is a divine energy with no limitations of time and space, and though spiritual, is not a religion.

Distant Reiki Healing for You

Distant Reiki Healing

I made a quick little home-made video to send Reiki energy healing for anyone who would like to receive. It can be played anytime you feel you need a few minutes of deep relaxation and energy infusion. I’d love to know what you experience.

Reiki Healing from Lucia Maya on Vimeo.

Reiki For Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)

I am delighted to have a guest blogger, Marcela De Vivo writing today on a much-needed topic: Reiki For Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD).  In this time, whether we are dealing with physical trauma of a car accident or surgery, emotional trauma such as death or divorce, or for the countless now who have been involved in war or live/work in places that are as stressful as actual war zones, we need healing modalities like Reiki more than ever.

Reiki For Post-Traumatic Stress

Physical wounds can sometimes affect people by going much further than skin-deep. Trauma to the body can lead to unseen emotional or psychological distress that, if left unaddressed, can result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can be triggered in a number of ways, however, not only by physical trauma. Anyone who undergoes extreme mental or emotional stress can be afflicted.

Without treatment, the anxiety disorder manifests itself in prolonged bouts of depression, anger management issues, sleeplessness and an inability to focus. These emotional and physical symptoms can interfere profoundly on a sufferer’s daily life, sometimes resulting in the loss of employment and support from friends and family.

Diagnosing and treating PTSD has been challenging, as this disorder has only just begun to gain understanding and acceptance. While traditional psychological treatments have had varying degrees of success, many of the affected have turned to alternative forms of treatment to address the symptoms plaguing them.

Many forms of bodywork have been found to alleviate PTSD indicators. Hands-on massage and similar techniques reduce cortisol production in PTSD sufferers and non-PTSD people alike. This is particularly important as individuals with PTSD usually produce high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, keeping them in a constant “fight or flight” physical and mental state.

Unfortunately, not all PTSD patients may be willing to allow hands-on techniques to be used on them, especially if the trauma stems from a physical event. Reiki is a non-intrusive alternative healing practice that would suit these particular individuals. Allowing the clients to stay completely clothed, it can be done without any physical contact for those who prefer, Reiki provides the stress relieving and healing benefits of traditional massage and bodywork without adding to the stress of the patient.

Reduces stress

Similar to traditional massage practices, one of the greatest benefits of Reiki healing is stress reduction and relaxation. Reducing stress leads to a host of health benefits, including improved immunity, reduced blood pressure and better ability to heal.

PTSD patients often experience a great deal of stress due to their trauma—adding the daily stressors that the average person faces may become too much for them to handle, therefore, alleviating stress is imperative for those suffering from PTSD in order to gain control and continue on with their lives.

Reduces anxiety and depression

Research shows that Reiki can help reduce anxiety and improve depression symptoms. In a recent study, clinically depressed subjects who underwent Reiki treatments demonstrated both immediate and long-term improvements in depression, stress and hopelessness after six weeks of treatment.

Another study followed heart surgery patients who were suffering from postoperative depression, and were treated with Reiki after the operation. These subjects showed a complete elimination of the typical experience of depression.

People diagnosed with PTSD often suffer from prolonged bouts of anxiety and depression; alleviating these psychological issues allows them to move forward with other treatments as well as adjust to everyday stressors.

Begins the healing process

A reduction in stress, anxiety and depression allows the body and mind to start healing. Without a steady stream of stress hormones and negative thoughts, individuals with PTSD are able to address core concerns and improve general well-being.

Reiki also brings about physical healing, which contribute to improved mood and outlook. Patients who have undergone Reiki therapy report to have improved sleep quality, reduced addictions, pain relief and increased energy. The Reiki technique can also help those suffering from acute trauma as the treatment restores and balances the body’s natural healing energy.

As a gentle, non-intrusive powerful form of energy work that reduces anxiety and stress, Reiki helps trigger the body and mind’s natural restorative abilities. PTSD patients could benefit greatly from Reiki therapy through a reduction of psychological distress, allowing them to finally move forward on a path to healing.

Marcela De Vivo is a freelance writer from Los Angeles with experience in a wide variety of health issues, from special needs, alternative therapy, and conventional medicine. A level-2 Reiki practitioner herself, she’s seen first-hand the benefits this treatment can have on people.

Essential Oil Resources for Beginners

Beginning with Essential Oils

I’m passionate about essential oils for myself and for my clients – they augment the Reiki energy healing extremely well, and support us in our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.  In just the past week I’ve been asked three times to share some resources I use for Essential Oils – from people wanting to add them to their healing practices:  a child psychiatrist, a Reiki practitioner specializing in Elder Care, and a therapist working in a stressful workplace counseling people in crisis, as well as clients wanting to use them for themselves.  I realized many have these same questions, so I’m sharing some of my personal recommendations here for books I love, brands of essential oils I use, and how I use EO’s on myself and clients.  Please let me know in the comments below or by email if you have specific questions and I’ll try to help.  If you’d like to know more about how I use essential oils in my Reiki Healing sessions, you can read more here.

essential oils and rain lillies

Rain Lilies in bloom in Tucson

Books

I have a few books I love.  My favorite one that is always close at hand is  the “Reference Guide for Essential Oils” (12th Edition) by Connie and Alan Higley, around $30. It is full of easily accessible information, organized by issue/symptoms/illness, as well as single oil information, and all the Young Living blends, which I have had excellent results with.
You can find it here: Abundant Health for You, along with a great selection of books and other EO related products.

Another similar one is called “Essential Oils Desk Reference”, by Essential Science Publishing. It is also aimed at buyers of Young Living oils, and has a lot of the science and research on EO’s as well.  I don’t find it as useful and accessible as the Reference Guide, above, but it is very thorough!

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