The gentle art of Reiki draws on the universal life energy to benefit persons of any age and in any state of health. It offers comfort, nurturing and support for the good health and balance of your mind, body and emotions.
Many ancient cultures, including the Japanese, Indians and Egyptians embraced the belief that life energy flows through the body, deeply affecting our bodies, minds and emotions. Current research strongly suggests that energy does extend throughout and beyond the physical body and that disruptions or imbalances in its flow correlate to physical, mental and emotional illnesses. The healing art of Reiki (pronounced RAY-key) addresses these imbalances to support your good health and well-being.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. It is a nonintrusive method of hands-on healing that taps into the energy referred to by philosophers and martial artists as ki in Japan, chi in China, and prana in India. Reiki is not massage, hypnosis, or a tool for diagnosing illness. Reiki is a technique that addresses both chronic and acute conditions, gently and powerfully promoting balance among all the body's systems and the normal regenerative processes of the body and mind. The teachings say that the energy will flow through the practitioner and not from them, to you. You will receive the amount of energy you need to bring your mind and body into balance.
A Reiki Session...
If you observed a Reiki session, it might not be apparent that anything was occurring, but when you experience Reiki, you will know otherwise. While the effects vary from individual to individual, most persons experience deep relaxation. You may feel a tingling or pulsing sensation, a feeling of warmth, or you may even fall asleep.
Results are sometimes subtle and some recipients say they feel little during the session but afterwards enjoy a sense of calm and well-being, and a deep, restful sleep. It is possible you'll experience powerful sensations or emotions during or after a treatment.
Medical research has focused upon Reiki's effects rather than explaining how it works. The results are impressive. One study showed a "highly significant reduction in pain", including cancer pain, following a Reiki treatment. Another study cited improvement in immune and nervous system functioning and increased mobility in patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and fibromyalgia. At Columbia/HCA Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, surgical patients decreased their use of pain medication, stayed for shorter periods, and reported increased satisfaction with pre- and post-surgical Reiki treatments.
What Reiki can mean for YOU
Reiki can alleviate pain and stress, and promote restful sleep, healing and relaxation. Relaxation in itself promotes a host of benefits for the mind and body including a heightened sense of well-being, release of muscle tension, and relief from anxiety and depression. In addition, relaxation has shown to help restore immune function and improve circulation, enhancing healing throughout the body.
Reiki is not only healthful, but pleasurable. One of its greatest benefits may be the opportunity to let go and enjoy the experience of being nurtured and cared for.
Always let your practitioner know what health concerns you may have and if you are uncomfortable in any way during your treatment session. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have at any time as always, this is YOUR time and YOUR treatment.