Reiki is a combination of (re) universal and (iki) life energy.
Reiki originates from Japanese Buddhist Usui Miako. It is a healing and holistic technique provided to individuals to combat stress, anxiety, and depression. With aspects of yoga, it offers a mental health practice based on breathing techniques and allowing the body to feel at peace. It is a healing practice within the body through chakras, meridians and nadis.
The core aspects of the practice are based on an individual’s “life-force energy” and a safe method of spiritual and natural healing. One’s life force energy involves vitality, or the ability to live and exist.
Reiki Therapy at Addiction Rehab Toronto
Reiki is offered as a weekly programming treatment at Addiction Rehab Toronto. Our instructors will help activate healing within the self and channeling energy away from stressor points of the body. They help individuals become relieved stress and find inner peace.
The process of Reiki involves a trauma-informed approach of engaging with individuals. The facilitator places their hands, with consent, on specific areas of the body that needs healing and support. For example, the facilitator, will lightly place hands on the head, limbs, torso, hands and other areas of the body.
The instructor will help identify imbalances of the body with the Chakras. The Chakras help individuals feel more grounded. The Chakras area identify different places within the body that hold different aspects of being a human:
Crown Chakra – Spirituality
Third eye Chakra – Awareness
Throat Chakra – Communication
Heart Chakra – Love, Healing
Solar Plexus Chakra – Wisdom, Power
Sacral Chakra – Sexuality, Creativity
Root Chakra – Basic Trust
Reiki is a practice to balance these areas of the body to create equilibrium.
Benefits of Reiki Therapy
Reiki Therapy is beneficial in Addiction Recovery because it offers an alternative method of healing the mind, body and soul. Reiki is used as a tool of relaxation which benefits the emotional and mental aspects of an individuals well-being.
- Release tensions in the body
- Relieve stress from the mind
- Relieve discomfort
- Bring back a sense of control
- Connection with other people and yourself
- Better sleep
- Reduces blood pressure
- Removes energy blockages
- Postpones aging
In addition, Reiki therapy benefits the medical aspects of an individual such as Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, heart disease, and fatigue symptoms.