For those of you that have never heard of Reiki, you're not alone. Before this incredible energy technique came into my life, I was one of those woo-woo-wary, stressed-out professionals. I liked hard, fast workouts, really deep tissue massages, strong coffee, lots of red wine, and a few Advil on any given day to numb my frequent back pain (for a little while, at least).
I initially went to Reiki to help heal my pain on a deeper level after years of trying multiple types of therapies, herbs, massages, healers, techniques, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, and more.
By the time Reiki finally came into my life, it wasn't a gift. It was a necessity. My back pain was getting so bad that it was starting to affect all my decisions: where I went on vacation, how long I was willing to stand outside a café waiting for friends, and how much patience I had for others. It had crept up slowly at first, but the pain had become such a major part of me that I forgot what it felt like to live without it.
Now, my life is a different story. I feel strong. I feel capable. I wake up every day and start off my morning by simply breathing, feeling and connecting to my body, my mind, and my spirit. My body is my feedback and I know how to listen to it. And it's all because of Reiki.