The world and how we live, communicate and interact has changed forever. Although we all still have 24 hours each day to work, socialize, play, relax, study, grow and enjoy time with our family and friends; we are bombarded by so many outside sources and influences all fighting for our time and attention, that it can become overwhelming and very stressful… unless we take the time to control and reduce the everyday stress that we are all exposed to.
Taking the time to learn how to deal with and reduce everyday stress is something that everybody should invest in for the sake of their own health and well-being. It is a well-known fact that our health can suffer from the effects of stress, which in turn can also make it difficult to think clearly enough to solve even the simplest of tasks and function productively each day. The good news is that there are a number of easy techniques for reducing your stress which we will cover here in this article.
As more studies show almost daily, the link between stress and so many health problems; stress management becomes an important consideration for many people. The following 3 stress management tips can help you to reduce the levels of stress in your life, so consider embracing them into your daily life.
Stress Reduction Tip 1: Massage and Reiki
Treat yourself to a massage. This is a great way to reduce and manage your stress levels. Massage has often been thought of as a great way to relieve sore muscles, but it can also reduce overall body tension, anxiety and stress too. There are a lot of studies that prove massage is a great way to reduce stress when done regularly. There are many different types of massage, so you should try several kinds and find the one that you prefer. Nowadays it’s not usually hard to find qualified massage therapists. Massage can release endorphins in the brain which produce pleasure which is helpful in not only stress reduction but also helpful for emotional issues such as anxiety and depression to name but a few.
If you cannot find a local Masseuse then you can also try a self-massage after maybe a hot bath, or get your husband, wife or partner to give you a massage. You could add reiki into the mix, by placing the reiki symbols into your hands or the hands of your Masseuse, and ask that reiki flows through your/their hands during the massage.
You could also add Reiki to any essential oils you may use during the massage, by placing your hands around the jar or container. This is a very useful if you are getting a massage from someone who is not already attuned to reiki.
Stress Reduction Tip 2: Relaxation Techniques and Reiki
Most of are already aware of several different methods of relaxation that can have a very positive impact of reducing stress. Some of the most popular modalities for relaxation are basic mediation and the various forms of yoga. You can easily learn meditation or yoga to relax and reduce stress either by taking online home study courses or in person at a local workshop.
There are also other options to these major relaxation techniques. A simpler and more straightforward option would be to learn deep breathing techniques. You can use these even when you are sitting at your desk at work or on a bus or train on the way to and from work. Progressive muscle relaxation and mental imagery are other popular basic relaxation techniques you can use to reduce everyday stress.
Once again, Reiki can be added to the mix to enhance your relaxation exercises or modalities. For example if you were practicing muscle relaxation or mental imagery, you could intend and imagine the healing white light of reiki flowing through your body, to every muscle, tissue and cell from the very tips of your toes to the top of your head, bringing waves of healing, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Stress Reduction Tip 3: Exercising on Schedule
It’s just like what your physical education teacher always said. Maintaining a regular exercise schedule can do wonders for your body. The major benefit of exercise is that it can encourage the proper circulation of your blood. This in turn ensures that oxygen and nutrients reach the various cells in your body. You need these if you ever hope to prevent or fight off the bad effects of stress on your health.
Reiki can be used to aid in the recovery process after exercise through daily self treatments. You can also add Reiki to your hot bath or shower after exercise to soak or wash away any fatigue after exercise.
Finally, in order to reduce your everyday stress levels, remember to get enough sleep and eating healthily.
Love and Light
January 6, 2017 | Adele Malone
RHA Member Cathy White shares a story about Reiki.
I once went to a very renowned psychic. During my reading, she told me that I should continue my studies with my energy work. I was already doing Reiki at that time, but was in school, learning Therapeutic Touch (hands on healing) She told me that there was a doctor on the other side, that was going to work with me and through me. She said he told her that I wasn’t quite ready yet, to continue with my energy work and when I was ready, he would show up. He asked her if I knew what ether smelled like, and told her, when he arrived I would smell ether.
Well this story is about one of my Reiki experiences that I had. One of my closest friends, from out of town, was staying at my place. It was about 3:00 a.m. and we were still up and reminiscing. I heard a voice that said, “Give her a Reiki treatment”. At first I thought, this is crazy, it’s the middle of the night, but I always listen to the voice. So I asked my friend if she was interested and she said “Are you kidding me, I would never turn down one of your treatments”!
Once I had started the treatment, I could feel a presence in the room, I KNEW we were not alone. The cord on my CD player was moving, and so was the Venetian blind. There was only the two of us in the house, so I really couldn’t explain it at the time, or even now for that matter. I tried desperately to smell ether, but I could not. They actually bumped into me, and I turned right away, but saw no one. Logically, I knew we were alone, but how could I explain what I just felt. I did not say a word to my friend, I just continued with the treatment, knowing full well that there was another energy present with us.
Upon finishing the treatment, I asked how she was feeling. She said, and I quote, “Can I tell you something, without you thinking that I am crazy”. Of course I said. “We were not alone here” she said, “when you had your hands on my stomach area, there were 3 hands touching me”. “I kept counting 1, 2, 3, but when you moved your hands, the 3rd. hand stayed on my stomach until you were finished”. “I didn’t want to open my eyes, as I was afraid that whatever it was, it would leave if I did”. All I could do was cry. She had confirmed what I already knew.
When I called in my spirit guides and other Reiki Masters to come in and assist with the treatment….they came. Or maybe it was the doctor. I’m not really sure, but either way, it was wonderful! I will NEVER forget that night and neither will my friend. Always stay open and never underestimate the power that runs through you when you call in the Reiki Healing Energies to assist you when you are giving a treatment. Pay attention, so you don’t miss out on what could be your story of a lifetime!
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
October 31, 2016 | Adele Malone