Reiki (ray-key) is a holistic wellness practice that promotes balance and well-being in the body, mind and spirit. It elicits the relaxation response which optimizes the body's own natural ability to heal.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". I like the to think of it as "spiritually guided life force energy."
This non-invasive powerful method of healing allows the practitioner to channel energy to the client, allowing one’s body and mind to fully relax. It is a vibrational gentle touch that promotes a state of deep peace, releases tension and negative emotions bringing the body back to its natural state of balance.
The aim of this healing energy is to balance all levels of being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual as well as enhance the natural power of the body to heal itself.
Reiki restores energy balance and vitality by relieving physical and emotional effects of unreleased stress. Reiki is powerful, yet wonderfully gentle and nurturing. It supports and complements any medical or psychological healing method a person may be using. Reiki is a method to aid the body in releasing stress and tension through deep relaxation. Reiki is NOT a substitute for medical or other health care treatments. Reiki is safe and will not interfere with any medical care you're receiving.
Benefits of Reiki
Reiki practice can help with many different issues because instead of treating the condition or symptom directly, it helps to restore balance to your system.
Reiki stimulates energy to move in the body. Everything in the universe is made up of energy which flows around and through us nourishing our cells, organs, and glands
A single Reiki treatment reduces pain and anxiety in most people.
Commonly reported benefits of Reiki treatment and practice
Accelerated recovery from surgery
Reduced side effects from radiation, chemotherapy and Rx meds
Greater self awareness
Strengthen the immune system
Reduce the effects of trauma
Ease allergy symptoms
Improve focus and concentration
Ease the grieving process
Support weight loss
Ease suffering of the terminally ill
Support substance abuse recovery
Ease pregnancy symptoms
Because Reiki treatments are safe and gentle, people of any age, including pregnant women, infants, children, teens, the elderly, and those in the final stage of life can benefit from treatment.
What to expect from a session?
Reiki treatments are individually tailored to each client's needs and condition.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.
During your session, practitioners gently place their hands along specific sites of the body. Reiki is always done in a respectful, caring manner and can be adjusted for anyone who has difficulty with touch. Reiki passes through clothing, casts and surgical dressings. Recipients remain fully clothed during Reiki treatments. It's important to note that recipients do not receive any of the practitioner's energy but rather draw whatever healing energy is needed through the practitioner's hands.
Receiving a Reiki treatment is best approached with an attitude of openness, with no particular expectations.