Aromatherapy in Reiki Healing
Article by Heidi Ronquillo, Reiki Master
Reiki in itself is a wonderful form of healing. Reiki alone can bring peace, light and love to all those looking for its healing qualities. As powerful as Reiki is, several healers have found that adding, mixing various other forms of energy healing enhances the experience for their clients or during their own Reiki practice. I myself have added various techniques to my sessions with clients.
One of the various healing modalities being added to a Reiki session is Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is working with scents, holistically treating ailments with the use of scent for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Aromatherapy is no longer used in massage therapy alone but it can be used as a stand-alone practice.
I incorporate aromatherapy into my Reiki sessions because as Reiki everything is energy and everything vibrates at its own frequency. Each essential oil correlates with our chakras and energy fields to promote healing along with the Reiki. The scents enhance the experience, add ambiance to the environment and can help the client relax, let go and get deeper into the experience.
Some clients might be coming in for their first session and will be nervous, anxious about what to expect. The use of essential oils such as everyone’s favorite oil, Lavender or Eucalyptus can help relax the client. A spritz of sweet orange or peppermint can help slowly bring a client back the Reiki room after a deeply relaxing session.
Certain essential oils correlate with a particular chakra so for example if a client is coming in to work on their Third Eye a blend of lavender with patchouli gently placed on their third eye will not only relax and ground them but will help to bring healing and opening to the third eye.
It is very important to understand the use of any essential oil and how to blend them, never take any essential oil internally and always blend with a carrier oil as essential oils can cause skin sensitivity on some and should never be applied directly on the skin. With the study of Aromatherapy one can bring about different levels of healing to our clients and to ourselves.
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