LE T’S TALK ABOUT... REIKI
So, what exactly is it? Think of this ancient Japanese practice as guided relaxation. It’s supposed to help you let go of physical and mental tension. You lie fully clothed while a practitioner lightly places their hands on your body, usually around the head. People often report feeling chilled and less stressed post-reiki, but the scientific jury’s still out on the benefits: a 2015 Cochrane review found insufficient evidence to say whether or not reiki can help to ease depression and anxiety symptoms.
A friend said it helped her “unblock” bad energies. True?
It might have worked for your mate – reiki is a form of energy therapy – but the most important thing is finding the best person to treat you. “Reiki Master is the highest form of training, but I’d recommend someone with at least Reiki
II,” says practitioner Hannah Hempenstall. “Also go with your gut – the main thing you want to feel is that you’ll be safe in their hands and connect with them.”