Reiki is a form of energy bodywork that originated in Japan. It is based on the concept that a “life force”, or energy, flows through us and causes us to be alive. This concept is held in many traditional healing systems. The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words – rei, which means “universal,” and ki, which means “life force energy" and is similar to the concept of prana in Ayurveda, and qi or chi in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to the Reiki tradition, we experience vitality when there is a harmonious exchange of energy and information between our individual body and our environment. On the other hand, when the energy is disrupted, weakened or blocked, we may experience symptoms such as fatigue, unhappiness, and illness. Reiki helps activate the body’s natural healing abilities by channeling energy into the receipent by means of subtle touch. Peace and relaxation are some of the reported effects of receiving a Reiki session. The more we can experience a relaxed, stress-free state, the more we invite increased vitality into all aspects of our being.
A person in good health can still receive the benefits of Reiki, such as gaining a more positive outlook on life, experiencing an increase in energy, or receiving clarity about a specific situation. Reiki also serves as a wonderful complementary modality to any type of medical or alternative treatment.
Each Reiki session begins with the practitioner getting a thorough understanding of the client’s goals and concerns, including any mobility issues. Reiki sessions may be enhanced by the use of aromatherapy and crystals when deemed appropriate by the practitioner and client.
Reiki can help with a variety of conditions, including:
- Chronic pain
- Anxiety and depression
In addition, Reiki can be used for the following purposes:
- Reduce symptoms of stress
- Improved sense of well-being
- Remove energy blockages
- Enhance spiritual growth
Disclaimer: Please note that Reiki is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease and is not a substitute for medical care. Please consult an appropriate health care practitioner about any medical concerns that you have.