What is Reiki?
Originating from Japan in the late 1800’s Reiki is a form of energy work that promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Using this ancient Japanese healing technique the therapist can connect with the client’s energy. This will aide in activating the body’s natural healing process, promote relaxation, relieve stress, help clients cope with difficulties and develop physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
What to except in a Reiki treatment?
Fully clothed the client will lay face up on the massage table. The therapist will then hold their hands lightly on or over an area of tension and a transfer of energy begins. The therapist’s hands may be warm and tingling. Each hand position is held until the therapist senses that the energy has flowing.
During the Reiki treatment the body enters a state of relaxation that can be described as: “not quite sleeping, not quite awake, but somewhere in between”. This is where intuition, awareness, and affirmations can enter the client’s mind and can create feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.