Reiki is a Japanese energy balancing technique that is designed for stress reduction and relaxation. Even the words that make up the name mean God and life force energy with Rei meaning God and Ki, meaning life force and Reiki sessions involve the direction of this lifeforce energy into the body. Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, wanted to create an energy balancing modality that would help people universally, and that could bridge all language and cultural barriers.
When your life force energy is low, you may feel off-kilter and low, but when the energy is flowing freely through the energy meridians, you'll feel vibrant and alive. A Reiki session will help to direct energy to the things you need to focus on to help you process these things so you can move forward. Reiki is for the body, mind, emotions, and spirit, so it will address all aspects of being. It's also non-invasive, and in many cases, it won't even involve touching.
During a Reiki session, the practitioner will hold their hands over or on the person receiving the energy. They will then tap into universal flow and energy and direct the energy to the person. Many people describe treatments as being relaxing and rejuvenating. Plus, it can be used with other holistic modalities like massage, lymphatic drainage, and more. It can also be used with other conventional medicines and treatments as well since it's very safe.
Crystals can be used with Reiki to provide energy balancing effects. Some Reiki practitioners place crystals around or on their client's bodies so that they can receive the energy of these crystals. If the session is being done on a massage table, they can even place crystals under the table in the form of a crystal grid. Sometimes crystal massage stones will be used. The type of crystal used in a Reiki session doesn't matter, but some crystals will be very beneficial for these sessions. The following are some of the crystals that can be used.
Clear Quartz. This is always a favorite for energy balancing since it will purify any negative energy and bring in positive energy. It can also help to balance the chakras as well.
Selenite. This is a great energy balancing stone, perfect for Reiki sessions since it also purifies the energy and aura and then protects the person's energy with white light.
Amethyst. This is an energy balancing stone, especially for the Third Eye Chakra so if you want to enhance your intuition, a Reiki session with Amethyst would be a great idea. Purple is a very healing color, it can help you to balance your energy.
Rose Quartz. It will restore unconditional love and bring in feminine nurturing energy. It would be great for the expression of emotions.
Labradorite. This stone will help to balance your energy.
If you find someone who does Reiki, ask if they use crystals in their practice and tell them the ones you'd like to have in your session.