Reiki (pronounced “Ray-key”) is a simple Japanese energy-balancing method that is used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. It is most well known as a sort of hands-on treatment technique, and many people have regular Reiki treatments.
Reiki was developed by a man called Mikao Usui in the early 1900s in Japan and people use Reiki for self-healing, for spiritual– or self-development, and to treat others. Reiki practitioners carry out meditations, treat themselves, and follow a set of simple spiritual principles called the Reiki ‘precepts’. Reiki is not a religion.
Receiving Reiki from a practitioner is a simple process. The client lies on a treatment table and the practitioner will gently lay their hands on the body in a series of hand positions on the head, torso, and legs, sometimes hovering the hands rather than touching.
Reiki treatment supports the body’s self-healing ability. During a Reiki session, the body shifts into parasympathetic nervous system dominance. PNS dominance is the “relaxation response.” In this state, pain and anxiety are reduced, while hormone levels, respiration, heart rate and digestive function are restored to healthier levels.
Reiki treatment is non-invasive and gentle, with no known contraindications. It can be incorporated along with conventional medical and therapeutic treatments. Reiki can be easily learned as a daily self-care practice for symptom relief and overall well-being.
What might I feel?
Deep relaxation, heat from the practitioner‘s hands, perhaps tingling, a feeling of floating or sinking, or perhaps nothing at all. It varies a lot from one person to another. But no matter what you feel during your treatment, Reiki is giving you what you need.
One of the greatest Reiki benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the bodies natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health. Reiki healing is a natural therapy that gently balances life energies and brings health and well being to the recipient.
This simple, non-invasive healing system works with the Higher Self of the Receiver to promote health and well being of the entire physical, emotional and psychic body.
Therefore it is truly a system of attaining and promoting wholeness of Mind, Body and Spirit.
Reiki is a specific type of subtle energy work in which healing is performed by the touch of the hands, allowing the flow of the energy from a limitless source to the patient via the Reiki practitioner.
It is extremely powerful, yet gentle energy
When the flow of the “Life Force Energy” is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems tend to occur.Imbalances can be caused from many situations occurring in our lives, such as: emotional or physical trauma, injury, negative thoughts and feelings, including fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, negative self-talk, toxicity, nutritional depletion, destructive lifestyle and relationships, neglect of self and lack of love for oneself or others, from emotions that are not expressed in a healthy way…