What is Reiki ?
Reiki is an ancient hands on healing technique which gently, yet powerfully, helps to restore wholeness, harmony and balance to all levels of body, mind and spirit.
The word Reiki means "universal life energy" in Japanese and it is said that its origins trace back to ancient Tibet. Rediscovered by a Japanese minister, Dr. Mikao Usui, toward the latter part of the 19th century, it was later brought to the West by several students, where it is now widely practiced.
How does Reiki Heal ?
Many diverse cultures around the world believe we are part of an infinite ocean of energy which both surrounds us and moves through us. A Reiki practitioner has learned how to become a conduit for this higher field of energy, allowing it to flow through them and radiate out through their hands.
A Reiki Session
A Reiki session most often takes place with the client lying on a massage table, dressed in loose, comfortable clothing. The practitioner places their hands on, and sometimes above, the client's body, bathing them in a soothing stream of healing energy. Reiki is helpful when practiced at any level, but an experienced, skilled practitioner can help a client resolve and heal a multitude of issues on the physical, as well as the mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
To name only a few of Reiki's many attributes: Reiki promotes calm and relaxation, helps to relieve acute as well as chronic pain, assists in boosting the immune system and all bodily functions, speeds wound healing and post surgical recovery, helps to release stored emotional discomfort or trauma and can serve as a powerful catalyst for personal growth and transformation.