What is Reiki? Let’s start first with the meaning of Energy and in fact you will see that it’s not as esoteric as you may think. Called prana, chi, ki, and qi, it is the life force, the basis and power for the universe and everything in it. It surrounds us, sustains us, and connects us to all things.
You may think that this intangible force is something that can be perceived, understood and influenced by only a few gifted people, but the true is that you constantly experience it and interact with it too when you walk into someone’s home or space and instantly do or don’t like the way it feels, when you’re in touch with nature and have a feeling of peace or when you hug a troubled friend and bring calm and comfort to them.
Now that you have a better understanding of what energy is, we can start talking about Reiki.
Reiki is a beneficial healing modality that is very popular and utilized for health and wellness. It is based on energetic principles and is practiced in many hospitals and medical settings all around the world.
This simple, non-invasive healing system works with the Higher Self of the Receiver to promote health and wellbeing of the entire physical, emotional and spiritual body.
This natural healing modality originates in Tibet. The name “Reiki” (rey-key) comes from the technique as re-discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist in the early 20th century.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
Reiki healing complements Eastern and Western medicine and everybody can benefit from it, is truly a complementary treatment that enhances the health care that people receives in traditional health care providers.
Reiki Healing Benefits
When the flow of the energy, ki, prana, chi or 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, 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, and many many others causes.
Reiki is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind and it gives wonderful results.
Some of the Benefits are:
- Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension
- It accelerates the bodies self-healing abilities
- Aids better sleep
- Reduces blood pressure
- Can help with acute injuries and chronic problems such as asthma, eczema, headaches, depression, etc. and aides the breaking of addictions
- Helps relieve pain
- Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow bringing the body into balance and harmony
- Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins
- Reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy
- Supports the immune system
- Increases vitality and postpones the aging process
- Raises the vibrational frequency of the body
- Helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing
What Happens During A Reiki Session?
A session is usually 60 minutes long. An introductory conversation will take place during an initial session, in this time I will describe the session, give you an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues that you may be experiencing and ask what are you hoping to achieve from your session.
For the actual session, you will rest comfortably on a massage table on your back and unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed -comfortable clothing is suggested-. Also unlike a massage in Reiki there is only light touch during the session, where my hands will be slightly above your body.
The session will then proceed with me moving through specific Reiki hand positions and along the process you might feel a warming sensation, tingling or a very deep sense of relaxation.