WHAT IS REIKI?
A simple explanation is that Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is an ancient technique for reducing stress, promoting relaxation and encouraging the body into a balanced and healed state of well-being. It is a gentle, subtle, yet powerful energy healing art. Reiki comes from two Japanese words, Rei - meaning higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness (energy); Ki meaning life force or energy. So Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy or Universal life force energy.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
Reiki can lower stress, reduce anxiety, help to lower blood pressure, bring about a deep sense of calm and peace, reduce pain and swelling, balance energy levels in the physical and subtle bodies, balance the chakras, help to release negative thought patterns, illuminate the root cause of disease enabling one to release the energy causing physical illness, help to release old stuck emotions and memories, enable one to let go of anything keeping them from living fully and even catapult one onto a spiritual journey or deepen your current path.
What is a Reiki Session?
Before the session begins the practitioner will have the client fill out an information form and ask some basic questions. The client will then lie face up fully clothed (shoes removed) on a massage table. There is no “typical reiki session”. Everyone has a different experience, and personal experiences can vary from session to session. The Reiki practitioner will gently lay their hands on different areas of the body (or just above if the recipient prefers a hands off treatment) and allow Reiki energy to flow from the hands to the client. The session can last 30 to 90 minutes during which time the receiver may experience waves of peace and calm, sensations of hot or cold coming from the healer’s hands, colorful visions, memories resurfacing, emotional release or nothing at all. Sometimes the client will become so relaxed they simply fall asleep. Each client will have the perfect experience for them at that moment.