What is Reiki?
Reiki is defined as a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. “Rei” means universal or more accurately higher knowledge; this wisdom comes from the Higher Self which is all knowing. “Ki” means life energy; this is the non-physical energy that animates all living things.
Reiki is based on the idea that everyone has life energy circulating through and surrounding them. Energy flows within our physical body through energy centers called Chakra’s. The energy field that flows around our physical body is called the Aura. This energy nourishes our whole body, supporting it with vital balance and health. If one's "life energy" is low or imbalanced in our immune system, energy field and chakra’s leaving us more susceptible to illness and stress. If one’s life force energy (Ki) is high, we are more likely to live a healthy, happy fulfilled life.
Reiki is achieved simply by the Reiki practitioner (laying on hands) while channeling Reiki energy. Reiki energy is then administered to the recipient. The channeled energy will instinctively and effortlessly travel to all the areas where healing attention is needed. It is a completely non-invasive technique, as physical contact is not necessary.
This technique is gentle, relaxing and eminently healing. Reiki reduces stress and anxiety as well as physical and emotional pain. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation, balance and feelings of peace, harmony, security, and well-being.
Reiki is a wonderful complement to allopathic treatments. Reiki is now recognized by many modern physicians and psychotherapists to be an effective complementary modality for healing and balancing the entire mind and body. Patients receiving Reiki will respond to any medical treatments much more effectively
What to expect during a Reiki session
Reiki is extremely relaxing. During a session one may feel a comforting warm glow that flows through and around the body. Some people report sensation of pressure or release, even if nothing is perceived by the client, healing is still taking place.
A Reiki session runs from 50 to 60 minutes long. The client remains fully clothed and covered with a light sheet. A safe and relaxing atmosphere is created with the use defusing aromatherapy, dimmed lighting, and calming music. (Laying on Hands) is performed by the Reiki practitioner gently laying hands over the clients body, touching the clients physical body at times and at times hovering slightly over the clients body. The client may experience a warm tingling sensation running around and/or through their physical body.
In addition to Reiki I may play my crystal bowl, lay on crystals to unblock energy, color healing or guided imagery to maximize the Reiki healing session.
Physically Reiki can help with relieving and healing:
· Muscle tension
· Aches and Pains
· Bumps and Bruises
· Stomach Problems
· And more!
Emotionally and mentally Reiki can help overcome and release:
· Depression (and much, much more).