Reiki benefits people of all ages who are dealing with illness, stress or other imbalances. It was brought from Japan to the West in the 1940s and is now widely practiced all over the world as a powerful healing modality.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a subtle yet powerful Japanese healing technique to reduce stress and promote relaxation by laying hands on different areas of the body, working with and directing unseen life force energy. The word Reiki can be interpreted from 2 Japanese words – ‘Rei’ meaning God’s wisdom and power and ‘Ki’ as life force energy alive in all living things.
What happens in Reiki?
‘Ki’ from ‘Reiki’, means our life force energy, same as Chi in China, or Prana in India and Yoga. If our ‘Ki’ energy is low, we are more likely to feel stress be more susceptible to disease and illness. If our life-force energy is high and well balanced, we are more capable of living a happy and healthy life.
In a Reiki session, the recipient usually lies down or sometimes you can sit in a comfortable chair. The Reiki practitioner or ‘Reiki Master’ then places their hands lightly for different lengths of time in various locations from the head to the feet on the front and back of the body. There is never any pressure and sometimes the Reiki practitioner holds their hands just off from the body instead of directly on the body. Reiki is extremely low frequency (ELF) electro-magnetic energy. The signals recorded by scientific devices from the hands of practitioners are of frequencies known to stimulate healing effects on nerves, bones and other areas of the body.
How does Reiki make me feel?
During a Reiki session, you will feel incredibly relaxed and may even fall asleep. You may feel lighter after, relaxed and peaceful and during the session you may feel a strange sensation like heat or an emotional release in certain areas where the Reiki master places their hands, but Reiki affects everyone differently. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe healing method that can be used on everyone. It has been effective in helping a wide range of illnesses as well as in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques.