You may have not tried a Reiki session yourself, but chances are you’ve probably heard the word Reiki before, from a friend or relative. And if you know anything about us here at Kristals, you know how passionate we are about healing gemstones in skincare, jewelry, and beyond - even carrying a rose quartz in your pocket can bathe your energy in love and compassion! Gem therapy is real. So can reiki and gem therapy heal skin conditions? Let's discuss.
Can Reiki and Gem Therapy heal skin conditions?
What is Reiki?
So let’s start with the basics… what exactly is Reiki? Reiki is a very simple and gentle healing technique. ‘Rei’ is the Japanese word for ‘Higher Power’ and ‘ki’ means the life force energy.
A subtle energy that surrounds and flows through the chakras of all living creatures on this planet. The human body is extremely resilient and has an unbelievably strong and persistent capacity to heal itself through its immune system.
Energy medicine is based on the belief that balancing out the energy flow in a sick body enables it to enter its self-repair mode. The body’s overall physical, mental and emotional balance depends on the strengthening of this life force.
How does Reiki actually work?
Well, it’s actually very simple. Reiki is administered by the hands of a trained Reiki practitioner, placed lightly on or near the body of the patient. The result is increased life force energy and the effective reactivation of the body’s own healing mechanisms. That’s why Reiki is often referred to as the healing touch.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
The benefits of Reiki include relaxation, increased sense of inner peace, and stress reduction. In this fast paced times we live in, most illnesses are intimately linked to our stress levels. (Psst... when's the last time you took a few minutes to meditate?)
Skin ailments are no strangers to stress. In fact, traditional western medicine recognizes stress as a trigger for conditions such as rosacea, eczema, acne and psoriasis, to name a few. Stress can negatively impact any chronic condition or make recovery from a surgical procedure way more difficult.
That is why Reiki has rapidly gained a strong presence in hospitals and clinics and can be easily integrated with other conventional therapies.
Can Gem Therapy and Reiki be combined?
There are many people who use crystal therapy in combination with Reiki – the two complement and amplify each other’s positive healing effects very well.
Crystals can enhance certain energy states in the body, promoting health and well-being, which turns them into a great ally for Reiki. Each crystal and gemstone has its own energy and vibration.
Using crystals and gemstones does not alter the way Reiki is practiced, but it does add a second layer of gentle energy therapy, making it perfect to balance energy and align your chakras.