What Is Reiki and How Does It Work?

Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing. It is safe, gentle, non-invasive and very relaxing!

Reiki is performed with the practitioner’s hands either on or just above the body of the person receiving treatment. Universal energy, also known as Chi, Qi, Prana, or life force depending on which country you’re in, is channeled through the practitioner to the body of the person receiving the treatment.

Reiki literally means Universal Life Energy.

This form of energy healing has been shown to have a range of physical and emotional health benefits, including better sleep, improved mood, and pain relief in published studies. Research suggests it helps the body return to a state of relaxation, which allows it to potentially better heal from damage brought on by stress, injury, or disease.

Mikao Usui developed Reiki in the early 1900s, deriving the term from the Japanese words rei, meaning “universal,” and ki, which refers to the vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Now, it is used all over the world, including in hospitals and hospices, to complement other forms of health treatments.

Reiki aids in healing by helping people become energetically balanced — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Will I Feel Anything During A Reiki Treatment?

Some people are more sensitive than others. You may experience the energy in the form of sensations like heat, tingling or pulsing where the practitioner has placed their hands.

Sometimes, people feel sensations moving throughout the body, while other people do not perceive any change at all. But for those who don’t feel anything, they will usually still feel very relaxed and receive benefits from the treatment.

Most people feel very relaxed during a Reiki treatment and many fall asleep.

What Happens During A Reiki Treatment?

Reiki is performed fully clothed. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will lie on the massage table, covered if needed when the weather is cool. I will place my hands palms down in a number of positions, on or just above your body, working my way from your head to your feet.

The length of time that my hands are left in each position is determined by the flow of energy through my hands at each location.

The person receiving the treatment determines the energy flow from the practitioner’s hands by taking only what they need. Reiki can not be forced on a recipient.

As a practitioner, I am simply a channel supporting the receiver with what they need and draw through me. What I think they need is of no consequence. This makes Reiki the perfect balance to meet the needs of the client.

Reiki differs from other touch therapies in that there is no pressure, massage or manipulation involved.

If you’d like to try Reiki, book a session online or contact me.

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