Reiki is an alternative form of healing that was born in Japan. It is not a religious method, but rather a spiritual one, in which a person’s energy is manipulated by a practitioner to help the patient.
The word Reiki is a combination of the words Rei, which means “universal life” and “Ki”, which means “energy”. Reiki practitioners believe that Reiki is the life energy that flows in all living beings and that every being possesses healing energy inside itself.
Reiki defends that the energy should flow freely inside one’s body and that when there are blockages or the energy starts running weak, symptoms of emotional or physical imbalance start appearing.
Through energy manipulation during a session, the therapist helps to restore the energy’s optimal flow.
During a Reiki session, the patient will lie down on a massage table, fully clothed. Reiki uses only very light contact or no contact at all, with the practitioner’s hands hovering over the areas that need attention. Some people feel tingling or a warming sensation in the areas being treated.
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Reiki is not used to cure illness or disease but used to help restore the body’s ability to heal itself.
Some of the benefits of Reiki are: better sleep, reduced blood pressure, stress reduction and increased relaxation, stronger immune system, increase in vitality and vibrational frequency of the body, emotional cleansing.
Where to find Reiki treatment
If you would like to try a Reiki session for yourself, here are some of the places in Barcelona you can contact for an appointment:
Reiki Barcelona: Carrer de Gayarre 24. Closest subway stop: Hostafrancs, Red Line (L1).
Barcelona Reiki: Carrer del Bruc, 94. Closest subway stop: Tetuan, Purple Line (L2) or Passeig de Gràcia, Green Line (L3).
Reiki y Shiatsu Zen Terapies Barcelona: Consell de Cent, 474. Closest subway stop: Monumental, Purple line (L2).
Centro de Psicologia Cert : Carrer de Balmes 224. Closest subway stop: Fontana, Green Line (L3).