Reiki is one of the fastest growing methods of complementary healing and stress reduction in the world and many Irish people are choosing to learn Reiki for themselves.
The many reported benefits of Reiki include a reducing of stress, an increase in energy levels and a boosting of the immune system.
Hospitals, nursing homes, health spas and an increasing number of work places are now offering Reiki. This gentle healing art re-energises the mind, body and emotions by focusing energy back to the areas where we need it the most.
The two ways to experience Reiki are to learn how to use Reiki on yourself by attending a Reiki workshop or by visiting a Reiki practitioner for a Reiki treatment.
Many studies have been done in prestigious hospitals in the USA and Canada that highlight the benefits of Reiki. The Columbian Presbyterian Hospital in New York has used Reiki practitioners in their operating room while patients have undergone heart surgery.
Speakers at the Irish National Reiki Conference, organised by Reiki Federation Ireland in 2007, included Deirdre Ruane, clinical nurse specialist in complementary therapies at St. Francis Hospice Raheny. She carried out a study of the perceived benefits of Reiki amongst patients who had never received complementary therapies before. The feedback was encouraging. They said it was very relaxing, it gave them more energy and there was a strong feel good factor.
Quantum physics goes a long way to explain energy healing practices such as Reiki.
At an atomic level, everything that exists in the universe vibrates energy. The normal biological frequencies of the human body are around 250Hz (cycles per second.) When tests were carried out on people who used healing energies such as Reiki, it was found that body frequency registered in a more beneficial band between 400 Hz and 800Hz.
Reiki Federation Ireland is a national organisation promoting high standards of Reiki practice and training.
If you would like to find a Reiki practitioner in your area or if you are interested in joining Reiki Federation Ireland visit: www.reikifederationireland.com or contact the RFI membership secretary at 087 981 9366.