Reiki has been a part of people’s lives since ancient times. The healing practice that western cultures know as Reiki was rediscovered in Japan in the late 1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s wisdom” and Ki which is “life energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life energy.”
Reiki is a holistic approach for addressing any imbalance which manifests in our bodies. Through laying on of hands, Reiki energizes and re-aligns the balance of the whole person whether it be for a physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual need.
Reiki works with each individual in the person’s own unique way, gently and always attending to the well-being of the whole person. Because we cannot see energy, Reiki can be difficult to explain, but the results are very real.
What can you expect from a session?
The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or standing. The practitioner places hands on or close to a fully clothed client. During a session, questions, concerns, and information about the healing process are shared.
Most sessions last around an hour depending on the needs of the client. During and after a healing session a person may feel deeply relaxed, experience relief from pain, feel balanced and have a sense of well being or overall improvement on a combination of levels.
Before participating in a Reiki session it also might be helpful to know Reiki is spiritual in nature but it is not a religion. The spiritual nature of Reiki exists because it is believed that the energy comes from the Higher Power, God.
Benefits include but are not limited to:
~ Reducing anxiety
~ Releasing negativity & toxins from the body
~ Bring balance to the body, mind and Spirit
~ Expediting the body’s natural healing ability
~ Reducing pain
~ Improving mental states
~ Enriching spiritual awareness
~ Easing the grieving process
~ Taming discord with a person or situation
~ Addressing emotional wounds and memories of the inner child
~ Relieving insomnia
~ Easing major life changes and challenges
~ Assisting in manifesting intentions and goals
Medical procedures, accidents, allergies, and injuries have left living scars of pain in my life. Pills, shots, physical therapy eased but didn’t erase all the accumulations. In addition to “traditional” medical solutions I tried alternatives: meditation, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and prayer. A specific problem – two hamstrings tighter than Robin Hood’s strung bow and a right hip socket of molten lava needed a different approach. Reiki cooled the hot hip and loosened both hamstrings when nothing else worked. Reiki can promote healing effectively.
Phil, Green Bay, WI