What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a method of natural healing based on the application of Universal Life Force Energy.
It is a form of energy healing that centers on the manipulation of ki, the Japanese version of chi. Rei means spirit in Japanese, so reiki literally means spirit life force. This technique was re-discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist in the early 20th century.
Like their counterparts in traditional Chinese medicine who use acupuncture, as well as their counterparts in the West who use therapeutic touch, the practitioners of reiki believe that health and disease are a matter of the life force being disrupted.
How Does Reiki Help?
When the flow of the "Life Force Energy" is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems tend to occur. Imbalances can be caused from many situations occurring in our lives, such as: emotional or physical trauma, injury, negative thoughts and feelings, including fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, negative self-talk, toxicity, nutritional depletion, destructive lifestyle and relationships, neglect of self and lack of love for oneself or others, from emotions that are not expressed in a healthy way.
Reiki is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind and it gives wonderful results.
Some of the benefits include: deep relaxation that aids the body to release stress and tension, acceleration of the body's self-healing abilities, better sleep, reduced blood pressure. Reiki can help with acute (injuries) and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.), aid the breaking of addictions, relieve pain, removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony, assist the body in cleaning itself from toxins, reduce some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy, support the immune system, increase vitality and postpone the aging process, raise the vibrational frequency of the body, help with spiritual growth and emotional clearing.
When we are relaxed, stress-free, we are able to restore our natural ability to heal.
Long term practice of whole-body reiki will restore the general condition of the body. It will open the energy channels and this will allow the body to deal properly and naturally with stress and build-up toxins and cope with anxiety and depression.
When a person is in good health, regular therapy will increase the bodies built-in defenses. This will manifest itself as confidence and outward harmony in dealing with everyday events. The person will gain a positive outlook on life.
Reiki will also provide additional energy required to recover from illness.
It can be used also as complementary therapy, because Reiki is truly a complementary care. It complements and enhances the health care the patient receives in the hospital or from other health care providers.
Reiki session consists of the client lying on a massage table fully clothed while the Reiki practioner directs universal life energy into different points on the body. Duration of a session is 60 minutes. Longer sessions are available.