What is Reiki?
Reiki is a spiritual healing art rooted in Japan. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is a non-invasive and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.
Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.
A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.
Reiki is believed to have been associated with Mikao Usui who is credited with rediscovering the root system now called Reiki. His tradition and methods were passed through several grandmasters of Reiki. Today, Reiki takes many forms, however, The Usui System of Natural Healing is still the form most widely practiced. Practitioners and Master Teachers are trained through an initiation and attunement process where Masters pass on their knowledge and expertise to their students.
DESCRIPTION OF A TYPICAL SESSION
A session is typically 60 minutes long. During an initial intake, I will describe the session, give you an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues you are experiencing and ask if there is anything you are hoping to achieve from your session. During the session you will rest comfortably on a massage table fully clothed. Loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. A session can either be hands-on, where I will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off where I will hold my hands slightly above your body.
I move through the session using specific Reiki hand positions beginning at the person’s head or feet. You may feel a warming or tingling sensation during the session or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing and rejuvenating.