The word Reiki translates to “Universal Life Energy”
Reiki involves transmitting or balancing energy through specific placement of hands on or above a fully clothed recipient’s body. Most commonly, Reiki is used to ease pain, anxiety, fatigue, stress and depression. It can also increase energy, focus and creativity. But since the body in its natural state can heal any ailment, the applications are theoretically endless. Experiences vary from a relaxing meditative state where some may fall asleep, to feeling energized and rejuvenated.
HOW IT WORKS
Tapping into our natural healing process
During a treatment, Reiki acts to speed up our own natural healing process. It helps to release blockages of energy and balances the flow of Chi. The client is not actually healed by the practitioner, but by the universal life energy and its balancing effects. Since the energy is natural life force energy, it cannot harm anyone nor can it be controlled. Reiki is gentle, yet powerful; simple, yet effective. By simply placing hands in the different positions on the head and body for several minutes each, the energy is pulled through the body at the rate corresponding to the need of the client. One cannot do too much or too little Reiki. The receiving body, mind or spirit will decide how much or how little it wants. A complete treatment covers all the major energy centers in the body. Reiki is a natural healing system and works well whether one is ready for it or even if one does not believe in it.