What is Reiki?
Reiki is a healing modality that uses universal energy to promote balance and overall well-being. Energy is something that is unseen, like electricity. We are a complex system of energy with physical and non- physical attributes, seen and unseen.
Universal energy is the vital force that sustains all life. In the word Reiki, Ki is the Japanese word for this subtle energy. Ki is the equivalent to the Chinese Chi or Sanskrit Prana. Ki will naturally flow to where it is needed, which is the beauty of Reiki.
Today, stress is all too common. The effects of which are usually realized in our bodies in the form of symptoms such as sickness, fatigue, and a lack of “zest” for life. Often these symptoms of stress are experienced long after the initial cause took root.
Our mind and and body are not built to sustain such high levels of stress.
More and more, modern research is showing that stress is a root cause of the majority of disease and that prevention is the best medicine.
Reiki creates a state of relaxation that is much deeper than most individuals can accomplish on their own in their day to day life, which is an opportunity for the mind and body to do what it is designed to do: heal itself naturally.
Because Reiki has it’s own consciousness and has the ability to provide for our highest good (whatever that may be at the time) the possible benefits are immeasurable. Notably, the benefits of Reiki include but are to limited to: treatment of pain and reduction of symptoms of chronic health issues, reduction of healing time in injuries, improvements in mood and outlook on life, assistance with coping with mental or emotional trauma, as well as other vast general improvements in mental, emotional and spiritual health.
In a Reiki treatment, universal energy treats all aspects of the recipient: Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Wherever there is an area that is functioning less than optimally, Reiki will flow to this area.
The recipient relaxes on a massage table, fully clothed, and the practitioner may use light touch or no touch, depending on the area, to treat the recipient.
The practitioner is simply a conduit of the energy. They may sense where energy is being drawn to and be able to provide intuitive insights from the treatment, however it is not the practitioner’s energy that is doing the healing, but universal energy. The practitioner is like the instrument, and Reiki is the musician.
Reiki treatments are very relaxing, often taking the recipient into states resembling a deep restful meditation or even sleep. There is a feeling of peace, comfort and self- reflection is often a result.
The benefits can be experienced immediately or can also continue to be felt even days or weeks after a treatment.