A Brief Overview
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
According to statistics from the American Hospital Association, there are 5815 hospitals in the United States. Over 800 American hospitals offer Reiki as one of their hospital services, which is approximately 14%. One in seven American hospitals has recognized the benefits of including Reiki as a tool to promote health and relieve stress in their patients.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life.
Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.
Reiki sessions have been internationally recognized as resulting in the following documented benefits:
- Natural healing of all unknown and known ailments and illnesses
- Stress reduction
- Promotion of relaxation
- Increased energy and vitality
- Relief of pain and mental suffering
- Promotion of inner harmony
- Disposing of difficult energies
- Rejuvenation of physical appearance
Reiki sessions have been known to assist in relieving or improving the following physical, emotional and mental conditions, among others:
- Improved Achievement Disposition
- Blocked Creativity
- Individual, family and group relationships
- Back, neck, shoulder and body pain
- Gastrointestinal distress
- Chronic Conditions
- Emotions of guilt, grief and anger
- Emotional traumas
- Mental traumas
- Pre-operative surgery and post-operative recovery stress
- Side effects of chemotherapy
Important Note: Services provided are not intended to give medical diagnosis or treatment or to serve as a substitute for current or recommended medical care.
- Two hours before your session do not eat or drink anything but water. Do not consume alcohol or caffeine
- Wear comfortable clothing. Sweats, shorts, t-shirt, etc
- Relax and try to meditate. Get your mind at ease and clear of any negative thoughts if possible
What to Expect
I usually only touch the clients head and feet. The rest of the time my hands are approx 3-6 inches from the client touching on all major chakras. My hands tell me where to go based on the clients energy. It is the clients energy that is being used. More information will be given at the first meeting to give the client a better understanding of how it works.
The client will be laying down on a massage table. Candles will be lit with soft meditation music playing to help them relax.
During the first Energy session, it may take a few minutes to relax, as the energy effects everyone a little differently. The client needs to be at ease and calm. Once the session begins I will explain what is needed so that the client gets the most out of each session.
Each person has a different experience. Some may find an immediate relaxation while others may not feel the effects for several days. Over time, the client will feel the benefits of the power of Reiki : )