Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. It is a simple, natural and safe method of healing.
What to expect at a Reiki Session
You relax, fully clothed, on a massage table while the practitioner holds her hands on or above you. There are a series of hand positions employed, but there is no pressure on the body, making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions. The energy flows wherever it is required and can be described as a warm or tingling sensation. A treatment can last thirty minutes to an hour, based on the needs of the client. Receiving a Reiki treatment is a very relaxing and soothing experience, which will leave you feeling refreshed and balanced.
• Promotes natural self-healing
• Balances the energies in the body
• Adapts to the natural needs of the receiver
• Enhances personal awareness
• Relaxes & reduces stress
• Aids meditation & positive thinking
• Gentle, harmless & effective
Reiki energy allows muscles to relax and increases blood flow to treated areas, which in turn quickens the healing process. Practitioners and clients report help with stress, headaches, insomnia, upset stomach, sprains and other minor conditions. Occasionally, miraculous results are reported. Reiki also promotes psychological healing, including release of anger, fear, worry, sadness and other unhealthy feelings, and replaces them with self-worth, confidence and tranquility.
What Can Be Treated?
Reiki is both powerful and gentle. In its long history of use it has aided in healing virtually every known illness and injury including serious problems like: multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and cancer as well as skin problems, cuts, bruises, broken bones, headache, colds, flu, sore throat, sunburn, fatigue, insomnia, impotence, poor memory, lack of confidence, etc. It is always beneficial and works to improve the effectiveness of all other types of therapy. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance and has many benefits for both client and practitioner, including altered states of consciousness and spiritual experiences. If a client has a health condition, and wants to be treated with Reiki, it is recommended that they do so under the supervision of an enlightened medical doctor or other health care professional. Reiki will improve the results of all medical treatment, acting to reduce negative side effects, shorten healing time, reduce or eliminate pain, reduce stress, and help create optimism.