Are you angry, sad, nervous, worried? Is your mind racing with thoughts about life when you’re trying to sleep? Negative emotions can cause bad dreams and make it difficult to get a good nights sleep.
Maybe you don’t have negative emotions but you could also be too excited, anxious, and happy. Over time, a lack of quality sleep will cause all types of problems for you. Reiki is great at calming and balancing your emotions so your mind can be still when your trying to sleep.
Stuck or stagnant energy in your body and aura prevent the flow of life force energy within you. Reiki helps to dissolve that stuck energy by melting it away or breaking it into smaller pieces. Clearing stuck energy in the chest area will help with your breathing at night. When your energy is flowing freely, tension reduces and your mind relaxes allowing you to have a better night’s sleep.
The word translates, loosely, as ‘universal energy.’ It refers to the practice of laying hands on or over the person receiving treatment to transmit said energy through their body, thus removing ‘energy blockages’ – and so promoting wellbeing and feelings of deep relaxation.
Reiki helps to soothe and slow down the sympathetic nervous system. When the sympathetic nervous system (fright and flight) is switched off, anxiety and stress is decreased. When more relaxed, sleep quality is likely to improve.
A recent study published in Biological Research for Nursing explored the ability of Reiki to produce a relaxation response. In this study, subjects’ heart rate variability, body temperature and cortisol levels were measured at various intervals before and after Reiki treatment. The study found that, while cortisol levels remained the same, there was a positive effect on heart rate variability and body temperature. This indicated a statistically significant relaxation response.
In another recent study, 15 volunteers who reported frequent episodes of insomnia were taught to use Reiki techniques for self-healing. At the end of the study, researchers found that Reiki improved sleep patterns and decreased episodes of insomnia among the participants. The results of the study also indicated that Reiki promotes stability of the parasympathetic nervous system, as well as calmness.
If you’re ready to try out an energy healing session, give us a call at 407-300-5364 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your session!