Reiki is a Japanese word that means "universal life force energy," and it is a relaxation technique used to encourage deep relaxation. Reiki is universal healing energy that assists the body's innate ability to balance and heal at the physical, mental and emotional level.
The ancient healing tradition of Reiki was rediscovered by Dr. Usui in Japan in 1922. It was brought to the the West via Hawaii in 1970 and is now used widely by doctors and nurses in conventional medical treatment facilities. There are over 800 hospitals in the United States that incorporate Reiki into standard health care programs to expedite healing and relax patients.
The Benefits of Reiki
There are many benefits that you might experience during your Reiki session. Whatever your personal needs may be, Reiki has a way of supporting that particular need. Here are just a few of the many benefits Reiki may offer:
- Deep relaxation
- Balance of the body, mind, breath and spirit
- Supports healthy sleep
- Encourages inner awareness
- Calms the mind and nervous system
- Enhances meditation
- Brings concentrated energy flow to the organs, tissues and bones
What to Expect
During a Reiki session, concentrated healing energy will be directed to the client via the practitioner's hands. Sometimes there is a light, physical touch and often there is a hovering of hands. The practitioner is guided by the Reiki energy and intuition on how to hold space and direct energy to where the client needs healing.
Reiki sessions are typically one hour long. However, the actual hands-on Reiki may be only 30 minutes as the practitioner will take careful time to interview the client and ask for questions, concerns and feedback at the beginning and end of each session. Shorter sessions are also possible, depending on the needs of the client.
Please wear comfortable clothing! Reiki sessions do not require undressing. Bring an open mind! Reiki only requires an openness to the energy and clear intentions to bring benefits to your life!