What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced RAY-key) is a method of natural healing based on the application of 'Universal Life Force Energy'. Reiki is believed to have roots in ancient Tibet and was rediscovered by Dr. Makio Usui of Japan in the late 1800's. Reiki is a gentle healing modality where the practitioner acts as a conduit for universal energy, passing it on to others.
What Happens During a Reiki Session?
A Reiki session is deeply relaxing and restorative, and often brings the receiver to a profoundly meditative place. In the session, the fully clothed receiver lies on a massage table while the practitioner holds her hands in a series of positions, either on or just above the receiver’s body, passing the sacred universal energy on to the receiver.
What Does a Reiki Session Feel Like?
Experiences during a Reiki treatment vary from person to person. The receiver may feel heat, cold, tingling, waves of energy, or nothing at all. The most commonly reported benefits of Reiki are increased and smoother energy, greater calmness, and a sense of balance. Reiki energy encourages the recipient to let go of tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings, leading to a state of peace and well-being. Receivers often experience physical, emotional, and spiritual release during a session.
Reiki complements other alternative therapies and traditional medical practices, assisting with healing on both the physical and emotional levels. As with other energetic therapies such as meditation and Qi Gong, one session is wonderfully positive, but the benefits accumulate exponentially with consistent sessions.
How Does Reiki Help?
- Stress reduction
- Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum
- Headaches and migraines
- Pain reduction, management, or elimination
- Grief and trauma
- Improving immunity
- Digestive problems
- Allergies and asthma
- Hormonal issues (e.g. PMS, menopause, infertility)
- Reduction of prescription drug side effects
- Relaxation pre- and post surgery
- Living with chronic conditions
- Mental, emotional, and spiritual healing