Reiki (pronounced ray-key ) is a natural, safe and gentle healing modality that utilizes the laying on of hands. Reiki works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. It is one of the oldest healing systems in use and has many health benefits.
Historically, many cultures around the World have had the knowledge and wisdom that energy and its role in the body’s innate healing process and immune system functioning. Reiki is not a substitute for medical treatment but is complementary with these treatments. Reiki healing may promote balance, harmony and well-being for people on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
Reiki allows the energy to move harmoniously along the meridian lines for increased well being. The energy can also be channeled into specific body locations and energy centers to alleviate negative symptoms and return your body to a balanced state. Reiki may relieve pain, reduce stress, arthritis, poor circulation, muscle tension, inflammation and emotional disorders.
Common sensations that clients report feeling during a Reiki session include: tingling, heat vibrations, and a movement of energy throughout different areas of the body. These sensations facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. During Reiki you may experience relaxation, inner peace, increased energy, vitality and a sense of empowerment.
How is a Reiki Treatment Given
The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions.