Have you ever placed a cube of ice on a hot metal? Have you seen how it neutralizes the temperature? Similarly, have you ever thought about how a single touch can help your restless soul calm down? That is what Reiki is all about. It is an energy healing technique that emerged in Japan in the late 1800s.

If the world is drastically evolving and advancing in terms of technology, education, economy for good, there are also negative shades of this advancement. In this fast pace of life, we often get tired and in some cases, our body, mind, and soul give up. The 21st century has a solution to this problem too: psychiatrists. But what if we don’t want to turn to a solution that has been born out of the same progressive world? What if we go back to the ways of the old and the natural? To a way when we went back to our parents or grandparents after a long tiring day and slept on their laps while they ran their fingers across your head. That’s the power of a “touch”.

When you take a reiki session, the practitioner places their hands either directly on you or just above you to bring about healing. It is believed that by doing so the practitioner triggers the natural healing abilities of your body ensuring the free flow of “life force energies”. Just like a disease or illness tries to break or rot you down from the inside, Reiki helps you to fight this battle from the inside too. While it cannot promise to cure you, it never leaves you off-guard and doesn’t fail to keep you well-armed against the enemy here. It works by unifying with other medical or therapeutic techniques to avoid side effects as much as possible and aims at recovery.

Reiki considers a person in his whole, entire self. It deals with his emotions, soul, body, spirit, and mind. It is only after taking each of these into account can it work towards delivering a sense of relaxation, peace, lightness of the mind and soul, and well-being. However, while other practices of natural healing such as yoga and meditation can be carried out without any professional help, one requires to take classes under a Reiki master who teaches you this art of healing others.

Reiki is a natural and simple method of spiritual healing and self-improvement but has outstanding results when practiced rightly. It has been effective over the years for people belonging to every age group to fight against any disease or illness.