Reiki (ray-key) is an ancient Japanese healing art that describes a system of tapping into Universal Life Energy through a laying-on-of-hands. Reiki offers a precise technique for tapping into this energy, or ki, and transmitting it through light touch. The Reiki practitioner acts as a conduit to facilitate the flow of positive energy to the recipient, opening and shifting the energy for optimal health.
Reiki promotes and supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Reiki treatments are gently balancing and support the well-being of the recipient in a holistic and individualistic way. This safe and gentle hands-on healing practice was established by Dr. Mikao Usui of Japan and was introduced to the western world in 1980. Since then Reiki has blossomed all over the world.
What Happens During a Reiki Session?
During your session, you remain fully clothed and lay on a comfortable treatment table in a room enhanced with soft light, soothing music and calming aromatherapy. Your practitioner will place her hands gently on your body in a series of positions from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet. You will receive Reiki energy through light touch, rather than pressure or massage applied to the body. While receiving Reiki energy, you may feel warmth, pulsing, or tingling from the practitioner’s hands. You may also visualize colors, experience a sensation of floating, or feel a deepened relaxation.
What Reiki Can Mean For You
Relaxation, pain relief, physical healing, and reduced emotional distress are among the benefits attributed to Reiki. Relaxation in itself offers a host of benefits for the mind and body including a heightened sense of well-being, release of painful muscle tension, and relief from anxiety and depression. In addition, relaxation has been shown to help restore immune function and promote restful sleep.
The Gift of Reiki
Reiki can benefit people of any age, background, or state of health. It has become adaptable in a variety of settings, including the clinical environment where it is utilized to help patients recover from pre and post-operative stress anxiety. Whether at home or in a hospital, Reiki offers comfort, nurture and support for the good health of your mind, body, and emotions.