The past five years have brought what seemed to be a never-ending tale of stressful experiences resulting in stress and anxiety. I have tried most all of it; Spa treatments, every style of yoga you can imagine, regular massage treatments, counsellors, all kinds of exercise (running, swimming, spin class to name a few), ultra fad diets tipping the palate in extremes from one side to the other in attempts to purify and cleanse myself. Alas, none of those above seemed to help manage and help reduce the stress and anxiety for sustained periods of time.
My session couldn't have come at a better time. Emotions from a long standing divorce process, new love and continual growth in being a Mum, I was definitely in need of some healing. A quick chat with Steve to share my current situation, I lied down face up and the Reiki process began.
Once the actual Reiki portion of the session, I fell into a calm, meditative state and felt a slight tingling energy began to fill my body, as Steve held his hands over different areas, guiding the energy where needed. “During the Reiki part of the session, I allow the Reiki to guide my hands to areas that may need more or less energy,” he said.
After the session ended, Steve and I had another quick chat to talk about how I was feeling. I was definitely a little bit lightheaded, but I felt nothing short of amazing. It was actually pretty incredible, I felt as if I was floating; I was on a natural high. I felt a sense of calm.
So is Reiki the answer to my stress and anxiety dilemma? I can ascertain it helped a great deal, though it’s something that I’ll need to keep up with. Steve suggested returning once-a-month maintenance is a healthy way to keep your anxiety at bay.
He also recommended it for anyone suffering post-election anxiety and grief. “Reiki is superb at treating anxiety, depression, mental instability, grief, and fear,” he said.
I’ll most definitely be back, and will be incorporating Reiki into my regular self-care regimen.
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