What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on or off of the hands" and is based on the idea that "life force energy" flows through us. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. 

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." 

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and helps creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.


Life force flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body. 

The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body. 

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.


WHAT IS A DISTANCE REIKI SESSION?


As Reiki Master Practitioners we can send Reiki energy to a person, place, object or situation. If you have no free time, then it is possible to set up a session to be conducted while you are asleep. If on the other hand you wish to participate in the therapy it will enhance the effects. Typically the healing benefits from these sessions take 1 to 12 hours to set in after the session is complete. My distance Reiki clients report feelings of relaxation, happiness, empowerment, ease and relief from pain and illness. These sessions are wonderful options for those who can not come in for a session due to illness or location. I also suggest this as a option for those who would like a Reiki healing done on their personal objects. For these sessions I will need the name of the person, object, or situation that needs the healing. It is also helpful if a picture could be sent along with the name to assist with the session.



Resources: Reiki.org, mindbodygreen.com