REIKI FOR EXERCISE AND SPORTS
by William Lee Rand
Reiki is a versatile healing method that has a wide range of
applications. It’s able to promote healing and rejuvenation in every
area of our lives. It’s also able to enhance creativity, improve
motivation and increase productivity. Its use in exercise and sports
activities is an area that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves.
Reiki can definitely improve the results you get from your exercise
program and can enhance sports performance.
There are several
ways it can do this. First of all, Reiki can help your muscles heal
faster and more deeply after intense workouts thus helping them grow
back stronger and resist injury.
According to a report from
Lenox Hill hospital in New York, in order to increase the strength of
your muscles, it’s necessary to work out at an intensity that causes
muscles to have a burning sensation and become sore, then to rest or
work out at a lower intensity during the following workouts which allows
the muscles to heal. The soreness indicates that muscle cell damage has
taken place, but when this happens, the damaged muscle cells release
tissue growth factors which cause the muscle cells to grow back larger
and increase in number as long as enough rest takes place to allow the
muscles to heal. This repeated cycle of stressing the muscles through
intense workouts followed by rest causes muscles to continue to grow
stronger. Exercising at lower intensity following an intense workout
rather than complete rest will cause muscles to heal in a way that
creates greater resistance to injury.
It’s in the resting
period that Reiki can really help muscles grow stronger. After an
intense workout, lay down and rest right away and either get a Reiki
session or give one to yourself, treating the muscle groups involved.
This will provide a higher level of healing for the muscles which will
supercharge the regeneration process causing the muscle cells to grow
back stronger and increasing their number more so than without Reiki.
Another way Reiki can help your exercise and sports activities is in
the area of injuries. These can include sprains, strained muscles,
bruises, broken bones and even worse. When this happens, rest and
sometimes even medical attention is necessary in order to heal. Here’s
where Reiki really shines! Reiki will help all injuries heal faster. It
will also reduce pain and create a more complete recovery. Regular Reiki
treatments are recommended; daily sessions if possible. This can be
accomplished using a combination of self sessions and session received
from others. The faster you heal, the sooner you’re back in action and
Reiki will speed up the process!
While playing volley ball I
hit the ball too hard at a bad angle and sprained my wrist. It hurt and I
was thinking I should leave the court, but began giving myself Reiki. I
felt an immediate release in the wrist and it began to feel better. The
ball came my way and I hit it with my good hand, passing it to another
player and continued to give myself Reiki. It kept feeling better until
it felt strong enough to use both hands. I continued to play and ended
the game with no pain or weakness in my wrist at all. My team mates were
Considering the importance exercise has for
maintaining our health and well-being Reiki can add a great deal to our
quality of life when combined with exercise. The value is even greater
for those involved in sports where the thrill of competition and team
work provides additional benefits. Those involved in professional sports
will find the use of Reiki even more valuable as improved performance
improves job security as well as income. Let us be thankful for the
amazing benefits the use of Reiki can bring into our lives.