Reiki is a spiritual practice developed in the early 20th century by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. It uses a healing technique called “palm healing” or “laying on hands” as a form of alternative medicine. During a Reiki treatment, the practitioner gently places their hands on or near the body. Qi Allaya Teija is a Reiki Master and Teacher. In this interview, she discusses the benefits of Reiki and the positive impact it can have on health.
Hello Qi, it is said that Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us. What exactly is Reiki and how is this practice taught?
Life force energy surrounds our world. Reiki becomes the key to open, access and focus this amazing love energy. A Reiki master teaches students to become attuned and familiar with this modality of natural healing through a series of initiations.
Is there a link between life energies in our body and illnesses?
Ultimately our energy field is smooth, flowing and balanced. When there is disease there is disharmony, blockage and imbalances. Most illnesses begin in our energy field or emotional/feeling bodies with resulting disharmony showing up in the physical body.
Can Reiki accelerate healing and assist the body in getting rid of toxins?
Reiki can accelerate healing by clearing our energy field/auric field of toxic emotions thus allowing our physical body to clear and heal.
What about skin conditions? May Reiki prove to be beneficial in treating skin problems?
Skin conditions can be the result of deep emotional imbalances, as well as low self-esteem. Reiki is a pure love system of healing which assists with self-love/respect, which imparts gentle, balancing and purifying energies. A correct skin purifying program combined with regular Reiki treatments can be a profound healing therapy for skin conditions.
Do you need to believe in this healing method for the therapy to work successfully?
One does not need to believe in Reiki in order to receive benefits. This universal life force energy is accessible to all life on our planet regardless of belief system, race, status or mind-set.
What would you recommend to people who are willing to give it a try?
A one hour Reiki treatment is a wonderful way to begin to experience deep relaxing peace for inner peace, balance, clarity and healing for body, mind, emotions and spirit.