Reiki (pronounced ray key) is a spiritual healing art – the practice of transmitting healing energy through the hands.
Reiki is believed to have originated in Tibet thousands of years ago, and current Reiki practice can be traced to the spiritual teachings of Mikao Usui in Japan during the 20th century.
Reiki is a subtle and effective form of energy healing that brings about healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Reiki is based on the philosophy that there is a universal energy that supports the body’s inherent self-healing abilities. Reiki Practitioners seek to access this energy, allowing it to flow to the body and facilitate the healing process.
A Typical Treatment
During a Reiki session, you remain fully clothed (loose, comfortable clothing is suggested) while comfortably reclining on a padded table.
Reiki treatment proceeds with the practitioner placing hands-on in various positions. Some practitioners use a non-touching technique, where hands are a few centimeters away from your body.
Hands are kept still for about three minutes before moving to the next position. The hand positions on or near the head, the front and back of the torso, knees and feet ensure whole body benefit. A treatment can last from 45 to 60 minutes.
Warmth or tingling in the area being treated can be felt through a non-touching approach. A state of deep relaxation, combined with a general feeling of well- being is usually the most noticeable immediate effect.
Reiki is about you
You can use Reiki as a complementary therapy in a personal wellness or healing program. Reiki is intended to be used to improve your own personal wellness – not just to recover from illness.
Reiki is used for stress reduction, relaxation and symptom relief in efforts to improve overall health and well-being, and it is a very relaxing experience.
Reiki is used in many settings, including hospitals, and hospices. It is a complementary therapy in a personal wellness or healing program.
Reiki works effectively alongside orthodox healthcare and natural remedies, expanding your treatment options.
Reiki provides several ways to heal
- It works on emotional distress such as fear, anger, depression or grief. These can be brought to the surface to clear. When a person cannot release an emotion on their own, it helps them to speak or cry to rid themselves of this feeling.
- It unlocks subconscious thoughts from the inner child, enhancing communication as well as healing addictions or releasing spirit attachments.
- A higher level of healing is done when the person is ready for this. Traumas in this lifetime can be reprogrammed to literally change the future.
- It is only limited by the desire of the person to be healed and change. The number of treatments necessary depends on the severity of the illness or the extent of the disharmony in each individual.