Thursday, February 23, 2012

Reiki and Essential Oils

If you are a Reiki practitioner you may want to consider adding essential oils to your practice. The wonderful thing about alternative medicine is that the modalities can work together to enhance treatment. 

There are many ways and reasons to include essential oils during a Reiki session or for your personal use, particularly when it comes to relieving anxiety.  

Anxiety can take many forms, sweating, difficulty breathing, even chest pains. Still other individuals experience a sense of total disassociation.  Reiki helps ground and bring the person back into the moment.  Essential oils can help with this grounding.   The oil of woods and resins are excellent for grounding and reducing anxiety.   A drop of essential oil can be placed on a paper scent strip and passed over the body in the Reiki path formation.  For this like to rely on cedar wood, sandalwood and peru.  The deep, woody aroma plus the stability of the tree the oil is expressed from helps lower anxiety levels.   These soothing oils also act on the brain, sending calming and stablizing messages

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