As we continue to learn more about the impact of stress and the importance of slowing down, more people are turning to alternative healing therapies than ever before. But two kinds that have piqued peoples' interest more than others are reiki and gong baths.
Anne Fong-Braillard, a registered reiki practitioner and sound healer, recently came to Hong Kong where she had a residency at The Mandarin Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. Following an extremely meditative session with her, she talked more about the history and philosophy behind these practices, and why it's much more than just "woo-woo" stuff.
What, to you, is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is being in the present moment, observing your experience in the now.
For those who don’t know, what is reiki?
Reiki is an ancient form of energetic healing, where practitioners act as a channel for the loving universal energy to flow to the receiver. In the form of a therapy, reiki is a hands-on healing, with placement of hands on specific parts of your body with the intention to promote relaxation and healing of the body, mind and spirit.
What are some of the benefits of Reiki?
Reiki is an art of relaxation of mind and body, helps to remove stress and emotional blockages(which today we know can be the root cause of many illness and diseases) which could result in clarity and better quality of life.