What is Reiki
We are alive because life force (chi, ki, prana) is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. 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.
Reiki comes from the Japanese words "rei" (universal) and "ki" (life energy). Reiki is a type of energy healing.
Benefits of a Reiki Session
Promotes Harmony & Balance to the recipient
Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension
Promotes natural balance between mind, body, and spirit
Relief during emotional distress and sorrow and help with the grieving process
Clears the mind and improves focus
Facilitates better sleep
Description of a Reiki Session
A session is usually 60 to 90 minutes long. A discussion will usually take place during an initial session with a Reiki Practitioner. The practitioner will describe the session to the client, give the client an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues they are experiencing and ask them what they are hoping to achieve from their session. For the actual session, the client will rest comfortably on a massage table on their back with their shoes removed. Reiki can be performed with the client sitting comfortably in a chair as well. Unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed and a client is always fully clothed; loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. A session can either be hands-on, where a Practitioner will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. If a client prefers not to be touched they can indicate this to the practitioner before they begin.
The session will then proceed with the Reiki Practitioner moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions beginning at the person’s head or feet. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation or a tingling during the session or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.