Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) means “Universal Life Force Energy” in Japanese.
It is abundant energy that is forever present in all things throughout the universe. In some cultures, some may call this source energy, prana, chi or simply, energy. While some consider Reiki to be a form of spiritual healing, it is not affiliated with any particular religion, creed or doctrine.
When our health is optimized, we are vibrant with life force energy and have little difficulty recovering from minor imbalances and illnesses. However, prolonged stress, illness, and imbalances can deplete or obstruct the flow of this life force energy, thus making it more difficult to heal. Reiki sessions help restore and re-establish the optimal flow of this energy while balancing all levels of our being. While Reiki energy is intelligent and goes where it is needed most, it is also responsive to healing intentions established at the beginning of each session.
Reiki treatments can be administered in person with light physical touch or with distant treatments. Reiki treatments will often initiate a deep cleansing and detoxifying effect on the person being treated. Because of this, some may find that their symptoms or discomfort may intensify for a few hours to a few days following a Reiki treatment session, only to improve dramatically afterward. It is thus very important to allow the body to rest and to drink plenty of water to flush out toxins during the days following the session.
Reiki therapy is most effective when consecutive sessions are received in a short period of time. Depending on the level of imbalance, stress, and illness in the person, a series of sessions may be needed over time in order to successfully restore balance.
- Increased sense of wellbeing
- Deep relaxation
- Pain alleviation
- Stress reduction
- Spiritual growth
- Increased ability to adapt to life’s challenges
- Accelerated healing time
- Emotional clearing and balancing
- Aid in detoxification
- Enhanced post-surgery recovery
- Diminished effects of heavy medication, radiation, or chemotherapy
- Lowered blood pressure