What is Reiki
Reiki is essentially a beautiful form of energy healing.
Often pronounced as “ray-key” in the West, Reiki is comprised of two Japanese words: Rei, meaning Universal; and Ki, which is Life Force Energy. Of course, there are variations to this definition because the English translations are not exact. But based on my understanding, Reiki means Universal Life Force Energy
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on/over hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy
As the energy is transferred through my hands you may feel sensations as it travels through your body. Often clients feel the warmth from my hands, see lights, feel emotions, cry, may fall asleep, and feel a deep sense of inner calm & relaxation. Please be assured that whatever you sense and whether you feel the energy or not, the universe will be supplying you with the Reiki energy that your body requires.
Gentle background music is played, incense and candles are lit to create a relaxing ambiance which further assists your healing experience. You remain fully clothed and will be treated in the laying, or sitting position with elevated legs.
Reiki can be used to help ease symptoms of many common ailments or simply be enjoyed as stress-relieving relaxation therapy for your mind, body, and spirit.
The basic concept underlying reiki is that the body has an energy field that is central to its health and proper functioning, and this energy travels in certain pathways that can become blocked or weakened. When this flow is blocked/weakened it can present itself as an illness or condition in the physical body. Clearing these blockages can prevent this manifestation from energetic to physical. This idea of energy flow in the body is also a central concept in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture.
Reiki practitioners believe that everyone has the potential to access the universal life energy, but that over time most people's systems become blocked and the energy becomes weakened in them. A reiki practitioner is trained to be able to detect these blockages, and practitioners will use their hands, thoughts, and own energy fields to improve the energy flow in a patient. Reiki is one of the more esoteric alternative medical practices because no one is sure exactly how it works on the physiological level.
According to the original principles of Usui, patients must also have a proper attitude for reiki to work most effectively. Patients must take responsibility for their own health and must want to be healed