1. It’s a healing technique
Reiki is an energy healing therapy that treats the person as a whole – the body, the emotions, the mind and the spirit. It creates feelings of peace, security and well being. Reiki is a Japanese hands on healing technique for reducing stress and promotes relaxation so that the body is able to heal itself. As a healing art, it is simple, unobtrusive, complimentary and soothing.
2. It can help you ‘deal’ at work
Reiki works to calm the mind and help reduce stress levels meaning you are more ‘present’ and ‘centred’ at work, even in the middle of a chaotic workplace or dealing with challenging colleagues!
3. If you catch a cold on a regular basis, it could be that your life force energy is low
When your life force energy is strong and flowing freely, you feel alive and energised. When your life force energy is low due to long work hours, excessive partying or over indulging in the foods you love that you just know aren’t good for you, your life force energy becomes low and makes you more susceptible to illnesses – those pesky colds that hang around could be a sign that you need a Reiki boost!
4. Getting a good night’s sleep
Due to the soothing, relaxing nature of Reiki, the natural energy healing it provides assists the body in stress reduction by helping to calm the energy centres of the body, allowing people suffering from sleeping difficulties to get a good night’s sleep. Unless you indulge in a couple of espresso’s and sugar laden cake as your midnight snack!
5. It can boost your immune system
The linking of our brain and our body’s immune system connects illness, stress, mood and thought to sickness – in scientific circles this is referred to as psycho-neuro-immunology. If we lose control over our psychological stresses, our body becomes weak and we increase our chances of becoming unwell. Yoga and Reiki are great ways to remain fit and healthy and present. Reiki assists stress reduction promoting relaxation by calming and balancing the energy centres of the body thereby increasing the body’s resistance to toxin caused by anxiety and stress.
6. Celebs are big fans!
There are many Hollywood A-Listers who are huge advocates of Reiki including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, Helen Hunt, Michael Flatley and Dr Oz
 American Psychological Association “A new take on psychoneuroimmunology”