Reiki: Learn about the 5 principles and benefits of this energy therapy


Nowadays, many people are looking for natural and complementary alternatives to achieve a state of complete well-being. Among the various existing energy therapies, Reiki stands out as a practice that promotes healing and balance of body and mind through the channelling of vital energy. But what exactly is Reiki and what principles guide this ancient technique?

What is Reiki?


Reiki is an energy healing technique developed in Japan by Mikao Usui at the beginning of the 20th century. The word “Reiki” is made up of two Japanese kanji: “Rei”, which means “universal”, and “Ki”, which refers to “vital energy”. Reiki can therefore be translated as “universal life energy”. The practice of Reiki involves the laying on of hands to transfer this universal energy into the patient’s body, promoting balance and healing on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.

The 5 principles of Reiki

The five principles of Reiki are simple but powerful teachings that guide both those who practise and those who receive this energy. They were established by the founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui, as a way of promoting a more balanced and harmonious life. Here they are:

  1. Just for today, don’t get upset: This principle encourages us to let go of anger and upset, emotions that can block the flow of vital energy and cause imbalances. Adopting a calm attitude allows energy to flow more freely, facilitating healing.
  2. Just for today, don’t worry: Constant worrying can drain our energy and create tension in our body and mind. By concentrating on the present and letting go of worries about the future, you allow well-being to manifest more fully.
  3. Just for today, be grateful: Gratitude is a powerful force that helps us connect with the positive energy around us. Appreciating life’s small and large blessings can lift our spirits and attract more good things.
  4. Just for today, work diligently: This principle inspires us to practise honest and dedicated work. Whether in our career, our personal responsibilities or our spiritual practices, diligence and commitment are fundamental to our growth and well-being.
  5. Just for today, be kind and respectful to others: Kindness and respect pave the way for healthy connections and positive energy. Treating others with kindness creates a harmonious environment in which vital energy can flow freely.

Benefits of Reiki


The benefits of Reiki are wide and varied, covering both the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Stress reduction and relaxation: Many practitioners report an immediate feeling of deep relaxation and stress relief during and after sessions.
  • Emotional balance: Reiki helps to release negative emotions and promotes a stable and balanced emotional state.
  • Relief from pain and discomfort: It is common for people to feel relief from chronic and acute pain after Reiki sessions, as the energy works to restore balance to the body.
  • Increased mental clarity and concentration: Regular Reiki practice can improve the ability to concentrate and provide mental clarity, making decision-making easier.
  • Improves sleep: Many people report a deeper, more restful sleep after receiving Reiki, which contributes to a better quality of life.
  • Promotes self-healing: Reiki stimulates the immune system and the body’s natural ability to heal itself, contributing to general health and well-being.

At Ecomassage, Reiki is integrated as part of our holistic approach to well-being. With a dedicated professional team and an eco-friendly environment, we offer Reiki sessions that respect the principles of this ancient technique, promoting not only the healing of the body, but also harmony of mind and spirit. Our mission is to provide you with a complete experience of energetic restoration, in line with the ideals of health and well-being that guide all our practices.

Exploring the world of Reiki can be the key to unlocking a new level of well-being and harmony in your life. Come and find out more about this energy therapy and allow yourself to experience its profound benefits.

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