Combination Treatments: Reiki With Other Holistic Therapies
Aromatherapy employs essential oils extracted from
plants. The oils can be used in three ways: by direct application, bathing in water to
which a few drops of the appropriate oil have been added, and inhalation.
When used in conjunction with Reiki, some oils can be applied directly on particular
areas of the body, or their aroma can be made to fill the room using an aroma lamp. Below
a few oils are considered and their use compared to their therapeutic value in
In aromatherapy lavender is a tonic with
relaxing effects. It is also an antiseptic, an antispasmodic and stimulates the appetite.
It is also used for minor burns and wounds. Its soothing effects render it helpful for
headaches, tension and similar conditions.
In Reiki, lavender is associated primarily with recipients who are sensitive and easily
hurt. In long sessions of Reiki lavender helps to promote the calm and confidence
necessary for a period of building and strengthening of the life force energy.
In aromatherapy, sandalwood oil is prized
for its relaxing and antiseptic effects. It forms a very effective oil for application to
the skin (especially facial), particularly for dry or sensitive skin.
Sandalwood oil produces an ambience conducive to the Reiki therapy because the oil is
considered to elicit trust and confidence, between practitioner and recipient.
Clary sage is a tonic, antispasmodic,
antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal and more. It is also used to treat colds,
menstrual problems and its very low toxicity renders it suitable for general use.
In a session of Reiki therapy, clary sage is used to open blocked channels and to
Patchouli has some aphrodisiac qualities,
and is also used to treat skin disorders and minor bums because of its anti-inflammatory
and antiseptic qualities.
It is also used in Reiki therapy for allergies and impurities of the skin; but the
fundamental use and aim is to enhance the sensual qualities and aspects of life.
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