What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that activates the body’s natural healing process. It allows positive energy to revive and repair, promoting a natural balance between mind, body, and spirit. Reiki increases energy levels, reduces stress, and allows the body to self-heal. When used in conjunction with other rehabilitation and medical practices, Reiki can decrease recovery time and lessen possible side effects.
Everyone can benefit from the healing energy of Reiki. Each individual’s experience will vary according to their level of openness and emotional awareness. Reiki is useful in dealing with daily stresses such as anxiety, anger, tension, frustration and depression, along with other chronic ailments. Reiki does not replace medical treatments or therapies, but can enhance the body’s natural ability to heal.
Benefits of Reiki may include:
What to expect
A typical Reiki session is an hour long. Each session will begin with a quick meditation to relax and ground both the practitioner and yourself. During the session, you will lie fully clothed on a massage table, with light music playing in the background. The practitioner’s hands will be gently placed on the body or hover above, depending on your level of comfort. You are likely to experience feelings of relaxation and peacefulness throughout your session. At the end of the hour, you will have time to discuss your experience with the practitioner and ask any additional questions.
Each Reiki session is different and depends heavily on the individual and what they wish to work on. Typical sensations include: relaxation, stress relief, the releasing of fears, peacefulness, lightness, balance and heat or coolness. Some individuals will also experience a variety of colors, images, memories or tingling sensations throughout the body.