Reiki: rei·ki | ˈrākē | noun
• a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the client’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being
Reiki is an energetic technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes spiritual and physical healing. We know Reiki of at least 4 types were in existence in Japan when Usui Reiki, the type I practice, was discovered by Mikao Usui Sensei in 1922. He taught 2000 students before his death and from there his students eventually carried Reiki to entire world. Reiki came to the west when Mrs. Hawaya Takata emigrated to Hawaii, from there her students expanded the teachings to the Mainland.
Reiki can be administered in person by “laying on hands”, which is actually an approximation, as the hands can touch and/ or hover a few inches above the Client’s body. Reiki can even be received remotely from Master Practitioners specially trained in performing Distance Reiki through a focused energetic exchange from the Practitioner to the Client. Reiki is based on the idea that Ki an unseen “life force energy” flows through all of us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s Ki or “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. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “universal” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually spiritually guided “universal life force energy”. A treatment feels like being infused and suffused with a wonderfully calming and centering energetic radiance that flows through and around you. In addition to an infusion of energy you may also feel the energy of the treatment physically. My Client’s have reported everything from feeling warmth or heat, buzzing, vibrations and a gentle peace.
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of energetic healing and self-improvement that everyone can use from Stay at Home Moms to Busy Professionals, Athletes to our Elders. It is not a replacement for traditional medical treatment but it is supportive of modern medicine and works beautifully in conjunction with medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects of treatment and promote speedy and full recovery from injury and illness.
If you are interested in trying a Reiki session please don’t hesitate to contact us! We look forward to working with you.