What is Reiki?
Reiki is a formalized method of spiritual healing that is based on the philosophy that there is a universal life force or energy that supports the body’s innate ability to heal. This practice is thought to originate from Tibet thousands of years ago but current Reiki practice traces it to the teaching of Dr. Mikao Usui in the 1800-1900s who was from Japan. Reiki is a hands on approach that provides the energetic nourishment necessary for positive health and well-being. Although there are no religious or dogmatic belief systems required to engage in a personal Reiki practice, there are simple yet universal precepts to aspire to live by that allow the full engagement of Reiki to work and flow through both the practitioner and the person receiving the Reiki treatment. Reiki is a holistic approach to healing providing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual comfort and support.
Reiki is a valuable tool for releasing stress, anxiety and depression while clearing emotional and behavioral patterns that no longer serve one’s highest good. Reiki is a spiritual practice of conscious awareness promoting personal growth and development. Anyone can enjoy and benefit from a Reiki session or learn the practice of Reiki.
What to expect in a Reiki session?
Wearing comfortable clothing, you will usually lie on a table while the practitioner gently places their hands in a series of placements throughout the body. Energy flows from the practitioner’s hands and most people report feelings of warmth or heat radiating from them. There may be relaxing music that is played or the practitioner may ask you to engage in guided imagery and visualization to help facilitate one’s healing process.
Reiki differs from massage and other touch therapies because the practitioner acts as a conduit for the energy which allows facilitated self-healing to occur. Reiki empowers the individual to create optimum healing principles in one’s life.
Reiki is complementary to conventional medical treatments, procedures and mental health therapies and can be used in conjunction with all modes of treatment.