WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a life energy therapy with roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any religion or religious practice nor is it based on a specific belief. It is a gentle and effective form of energywork using spiritually guided life force energy.
It is believed that Reiki is the life essence in all living things. Reiki Practitioners acknowledge that each of us have the ability to connect with our own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy within ourselves. It is thought that a person’s “ki” should be vibrant and flow freely. When this is true, a person's body and mind is in a balanced state of health and being.
A Reiki session may help to ease tension and can help support the body in facilitating an environment in which healing on all levels – physical, mental and emotional - can occur. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often compared to being in a deeply rested or meditative state.
WHAT IS REIKI USED FOR?
Reiki is an ideal therapy for stress reduction and relaxation; many people use Reiki for overall wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body to promote healing. Reiki is a complementary tool to use alongside traditional medicine and is practiced in many medical care settings. Reiki may also be used to clear a home or office space of stagnant, negative, or unwanted energy and provide a general uplifting environment in which to live or work. Reiki is such a gentle practice that it can be administered to children and even pets.