Understanding Reiki

What is Reiki:

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese kanji (ideograms used in the written language of Japan.): Rei, which translates into 'universal' and Ki which means 'life energy' therefore, Reiki can be defined as 'Universal Life Energy'


Who is Reiki good for:

Any one that is open to the potential to heal their body from the outside in, can benefit.  Reiki aids in reducing stress, pain, anxiety and depression. It is now being recognized as a healing technique at hospitals and clinics with some insurance companies covering a session because of its effectiveness in aiding the healing process. Reiki also increases relaxation, clarity, healing, and shortens recovery time from medical procedures and surgeries.

What to expect:

In a typical Reiki session, the Reiki practitioner ask the recipient to lie down, fully clothed, on a massage table, and relax. It can be by hands-on (where practitioners will place their hands in various positions on the body and hold for for several minutes working to bring harmony back into the recipient's energy fields), no touch (hovering) or by visualization (remote healing). The more open minded you are, the deeper the healing can go.

How does it work:

Reiki is based on unconditional love and practitioners have been attuned to work with higher energy fields in working with clients. Because Reiki is guided by spiritual consciousness, it can never do harm. It always knows what a person needs and will adjust itself to create an effect that is appropriate. 

We are alive because of "life energy" or Ki (Chi,qi) is flowing through us. If something is alive, it has life energy circulating through it and surrounding it. The free and balanced-flow of healthy Ki is the cause of well-being. When the flow of healthy Ki is disrupted, it can cause an imbalance in one's mind, body, and spirit. The objective of Reiki is to assist the person back into a healthy flow of Ki.


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