What Is Reiki?
Reiki is a complementary healing modality of Japanese origin. It is a non-invasive, hands-on technique, based on the concept that an unseen Life Force Energy (Ki, pronounced chee) vibrates through us and is what causes us to be alive.
We have a wide range of different vibrational frequencies within our body’s energy system and our body’s energy centers (chakras). If a person has low Ki, one is more vulnerable to stress and illness. If the Ki is high, one is more likely to feel joyful and healthy.
The Benefits of Reiki
Reiki is a simple process and not dependent on spiritual experience or intellect. Anyone can learn to use Reiki to help themselves and others.
The effects of Reiki are similar to the feelings we have when we experience love in our hearts. A Reiki session feels like a wonderful, glowing, warm radiance that flows around and through you. Reiki is also beneficial for relief of side effects from medications and various clinical treatments as well as chronic conditions.
These feelings produce endorphins, your body’s natural pain fighters. The nurturing touch of Reiki often feels like a warmth or a tingling, and sometimes is felt in parts of the body that the hands aren’t on. Some people experience colors or patterns in their “minds eye” during a session. Every person’s experience is a little different, yet most people report feelings of deep relaxation and an overall sense of well-being.
Reiki treats the whole person: body, mind, emotions and spirit and works very well as a complement to allopathic medicine.
How Does Reiki Work?
Reiki is a very simple technique. Clients remain fully clothed and the practitioner lightly places their hands in a sequence of positions on and around the body. The Reiki energy flows through the practitioner and out from the hands. Reiki will flow to the areas of negative or blocked energy (Ki) and actually change the vibration of the energy.
Reiki raises the vibration until the negative energy can no longer hold on to the area it is attached to. The negative energy is then transmuted or released.
Reiki healing sessions are usually provided in half-hour or one-hour sessions, and are often integrated with Craniosacral Therapy.
Reiki classes are also available and have been approved by the NCBTMB for Continuing Education for Massage Therapists.