What is Reiki?
Reiki is pure positive love.
In practice, it is a form of energy healing that taps into the “universal life energy” enabling the body to go into a deeply relaxed state. Reiki at the very least reduces stress levels and allows the body to better maintain its natural mind-body-spirit balance, with the organs and systems operating optimally.
Reiki raises your energy to a higher vibration which allows for new possibilities in one's life. It can also release negative emotions resulting in a shift towards more hope and having a more positive outlook.
How does reiki work?
Reiki is a traditional Japanese therapy that channels the universal life energy through the practitioner to the recipient. This unseen “life force energy” flows through literally everything. In acupuncture, it is called Qi and, within the ayurvedic field, it is known as prana.
In the western world, this may at first seem difficult for the logical mind to understand because we tend to comprehend only what we can see. Yet, in elementary school science class, we learn that there are energy particles making up every form of matter whether it be a solid, a liquid or a gas.
What researchers once thought to be empty space around the protons, neutrons and electrons of everything is now acknowledged as the very ‘stuff’ that causes anything to work, function or come to be. Energy exists within all forms of matter and space, objects and fields.
wHAT DOES A REIKI PRACTITIONER DO?
When receiving this “hands-on” healing modality, Reiki practitioners use their hands to work with, and help heal your life force energy.
Western Reiki focuses on a whole body treatment using different hand positions to work with the body’s chakras and meridian energy lines. The recipient typically lies down fully clothed on a massage table and relaxes, allowing the Reiki practitioner to lightly place their hands on or above both the front and the back of their body.
The practitioners use no instruments, but instead serve as a conduit for the energy flow. Thus, the healing does not come from the practitioner nor does anything worked on stay within the Reiki practitioner. Like a faucet that can be turned on and off, the Reiki practitioner is able to be an empty, or hollow, vessel through which the energy like water flows in order to achieve equilibrium.
Reiki is a non-invasive, gentle form of energy medicine that is both safe and effective for many levels of healing. It can be done hands-on (or off), in person, or from a distance to help alleviate stress, anxiety, relationships, physical, emotional and spiritual traumas. Also, at the very least, it helps with pain relief and deep relaxation.
how can reiki benefit you?
Reiki is a wonderful compliment to conventional medicine and helps relax patients on the levels of the mind and physical body. When a patient is relaxed the healing process is accelerated. People sleep much better and are calmer following Reiki treatments. More specifically, Reiki has been used to help treat the following:
recovery from surgery
Reiki is for everyone! It heals adults, babies, toddlers, children, elderly and pets.