Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. It is a gentle method of hands-on healing that taps into the energy referred to as "ki" in Japan, "chi" in China, and "prana" in India.
Reiki is not massage, hypnosis, or a tool for diagnosing illness. It is a technique that addresses both chronic and acute conditions, gently and powerfully, promoting balance among all the body's systems and the regenerative processes of body and mind.
Benefits of Reiki
Reiki can alleviate pain and stress, and promote restful sleep, healing, and relaxation. Relaxation in itself promotes 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.
One of Reiki's greatest benefits may be the opportunity to let go and enjoy the experience of being nurtured and cared for.
What is a Reiki session like?
To receive Reiki, you can be lying on a table fully clothed or seated in a chair. I place my hands on or above various places on your body, including your head, shoulders, back, chest, stomach, and limbs.
The teachings say that the universal energy flows not from me but through me to you, and moves to the areas of your body that need it to help bring your mind and body into balance.
Most people experience deep relaxation and feelings of warmth, or even tingling or pulsing sensations. It is possible to experience powerful sensations or emotions during or after a session.