Reiki is a spiritual practice and hands on healing method introduced by Mikao Usui early in the last century.
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Reiki can be given in person or by distance healing.
It can benefit diverse ailments such as stress, pain, anxiety, mental confusion and insomnia. It can also be used to boost the immune system and speed up the healing process.
Reiki has 5 precepts or ideals for practitioners to live by or at least aspire to.
Just for today I will let go of anger
Just for today I will let go of worry
Just for today I will give thanks
Just for today I will work diligently
Just for today I will be kind to others.
Essential oils can also promote healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
They can be used before, during and after the reiki session to bring a deeper level of healing.
Frankincense Boswellia carterii) cleanses the aura, ceases mental chatter and gives access to your inner guidance by stilling your mind.
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) brings a sense of relaxation and nurturing. She also helps to forgive yourself and others.
Juniper (Juniperus communis) is good for cleansing the room before and after a session.
Sandalwood (Santalum album) helps you accept others with an open heart, warmth and understanding.
Rose (Rosa damascena) brings a sense of comfort when you have grown emotionally cold due to rejection, loss, hurt or abuse. She allows you to trust and love again.
As well as helping with the pain of grief she can also help you to forgive others when they have hurt you. Rose helps you to both give and receive love unconditionally.
How to Use the Oils with Reiki During a Session
Diffuser –You can create a blend using 2 or 3 oils and placing 4 drops of the blend in the diffuser before the session to induce a feeling of relaxation, during the session to relax and bring a feeling of safety and nurturing or after to energetically cleanse the room.
Spray Mist – Place 10 drops of your blend in a 100ml spray bottle filled with distilled water. Shake and spray in the room before commencing the session or at the end of the session spray over the client’s body making sure their eyes are closed.
Tissue – Put a drop of your blend on a tissue and place it beside the pillow or your client’s head.
Hands – Place a drop or two of your blend in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, have your client inhale the aroma then commence giving reiki.
Apply a little to your palms and brush through your client’s aura to cleanse it.
Apply to any area of their body that you intuitively feel needs it.
In distant sessions place a drop or two of your blend in your palms with the intention that the blend will create a fragrant bridge between you and your client.
Breathe in the blend while meditating.
Breathe in while reciting and thinking about the 5 reiki precepts or ideals.
Once your blend is made instead of shaking the bottle to blend the oils together you can draw the symbols with the bottle while having the intention that the blend will absorb those symbols. You may also like to chant the reiki precepts at the same time again with the intention that these will enter the blend. You will then have a very powerful blend to use on yourself or your client during your reiki sessions.
Reiki and aromatherapy are both powerful therapies on their own but when combined produce a deeper healing within your client or yourself.