Reiki is an energy healing technique for relaxation, stress reduction, and the promotion of healing. it is administered by the "laying on hands". Reiki is spiritually guided life-force energy that treats the whole person including body, emotion, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is an energy healing technique used to reduce stress, restore balance in the body and promote relaxation and healing. Reiki is spiritually guided life-force energy that treats the whole person including body, emotion, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being. The term “Reiki” comes from the Japanese kanji “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which means vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Life force is a subtle energy that surrounds and flows through all living things using pathways such as chakras, meridians, and the aura.
The life force nourishes all aspects: mind, body, and spirit. When life force energy is low, we may start to feel it by experiencing stress, racing thoughts, and mental and physical discomfort. Strengthening your life force encourages and supports your overall health and healing. More than 15% of hospitals in the United States offer Reiki healing. Institutes such as Yale, Harvard, the University of Michigan, UCLA, and many others offer Reiki as a complement to medical interventions.
What does Reiki feel like?
A Reiki treatment feels like a warm, caring gentleness flowing through and surrounding your body. During a treatment, the recipient remains fully clothed. The practitioner’s hands are placed either gently on or just above different areas of the recipient’s body. Often, heat, coolness, and/or a gentle tingling are experienced. Throughout the session, the practitioner focuses specifically on their intent for healing for the recipient’s highest good. What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing
radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear, or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced.