Does Reiki Work For Grief Healing?

Reiki Can Be A Powerful Method Of Healing From Grief…But How Does It Work?

Let’s start with the basics here, and talk about what Reiki is and how it can help heal grief. 

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an alternative healing method that works to harmonize the various energies in the body. The practice originated in Japan in the early 1900s and is now used worldwide. Reiki offers those trained in the discipline to heal others by helping them become more physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually balanced.

How Does Reiki Work?

The way Reiki works is based on the seven major energy centers, also known as “chakras” in the body. Each chakra is linked to a set of emotions that help regulate our well-being. The practitioner uses their own energy  to bring the energy in each of the patient’s chakras back into alignment so that the patient can feel balanced and healthy, both physically and emotionally. 

An in-person Reiki treatment is similar to a massage. The patient remains fully-clothed and lies down comfortably, usually on a massage table. Unlike during a massage, however, the practitioner does not physically touch you. Instead, they move their hands over you while balancing the energy in your body using symbols, either made with their hands or their tongues inside of their mouths, or by placing crystals or other sacred objects on/around you. Reiki treatments do not hurt whatsoever and patients leave feeling totally relaxed. It is a very subtle and entirely non-invasive treatment.

How Can Reiki Help With Grief?

Because Reiki is based on invoking and harmonizing energy throughout the body, it is actually incredibly helpful when it comes to managing grief. As an energy-depleting emotion, grief often leaves those suffering from it feeling completely drained and stagnant. Body aches, loss of appetite, brain fog and exhaustion are just a few of the symptoms people experience. Of course, a person’s body can only handle these things for so long until they start to take a serious toll on the person’s physical and mental health. Reiki can help get the energy flowing again and allow the person to move through their grief instead of being stuck in it.

Reiki can be a powerful tool in healing grief, so don’t wait. If you’re struggling, contact Melissa at Evolve Life Coaching of Queen Anne’s County MD to learn more about how Reiki can help support you.


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