What is Reiki?
It is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A Reiki practitioner channels energy from the infinite reservoir around himself and and directs it into the recipient's energy field. Reiki provides benefits similar to qi gong, pranayama, and Tai Chi.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reiki revitalizes the physical body and clears energy blockages that debilitate. To a certain degree it can restore a body ravaged by bacteria, viruses, your own negative thoughts and psychic onslaught.
Energy is omnipresent. We are energy and it is all around you, seen and unseen. Einstein pointed out an intimate link between energy with his equation E=MC2. To practice Reiki you don't need special paranormal gifts. All you need is an understanding that energy is all around you and ready to be tapped with your mind.
Reiki does not require a specific belief system. The practice is non-denominational.
A typical healing session lasts about thirty minutes. The practitioner lays hands in certain positions over the recipient's body. Reiki is completely non-invasive and the client remains fully clothed. During the healing, warmth is felt and a tingling sensation marks the flow of energy.
Because Reiki relaxes so completely, the recipient often falls asleep during a treatment. It can be one of the best ways to release stress!