Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing, a type of alternative medicine. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing. Reiki energy healing works in tandem with other modalities of healing.
The word Reiki is made up of two different Japanese words: “rei” = “universal” and “ki” =” energy” or “life force”. Reiki represents the “life force energy”. The belief is that there is an unseen energy that flows through all living things. This energy is believed to be around us at all times and is believed to be what creates and sustains life.
Each person’s path of healing and experience is unique, and the benefits that people attribute to their Reiki treatment are varied. Besides the immediate feeling of profound relaxation, the following benefits are commonly reported:
Singing bowls are bowls used to promote relaxation. They produce sounds and vibrations when hit or circled with a mallet. Crystal singing bowls are instruments used for sound healing. They are typically made of 99.9 percent crushed crystal quartz that is heated under high temperatures and formed into different bowl shapes.
Some people say they can also help:
Sound therapy in general is an ancient practice. Singing bowls have been used in Tibet and neighboring areas for religious and spiritual ceremonies, as well as meditation.
Traditional singing bowls are made out of metal alloys, but some singing bowls can be made out of crystal.
There’s not much research on the effectiveness — or the dangers — of singing bowl therapy. But a small amount of evidence suggests that it can help you relax.
Because there’s so little research, it’s hard to say whether Tibetan singing bowls pose any risks; however, they may cause minor side effects in some people.
5 benefits of using a singing bowl: