What is Reiki?
Reiki is a complementary, non-invasive Japanese technique promoting a state of deep relaxation. In this state, the body moves toward balance and better function.
The practitioner is a conduit for Reiki or “universal energy” which is offered to the client through the practitioner’s hands. The practitioner gently places their hands in various positions on or just above the head, torso, legs and/or feet of the client. It is the client’s higher self that accepts and directs the energy to help promote energetic balance, self-healing and a greater sense of well-being.
The client remains fully clothed with the exception of shoes.
Does Reiki have contraindications?
There are no contraindications.
What can be expected from a Reiki session?
During a session, as soon as the body starts to relax, the mind will follow suit. When the body starts to relax the by-products of stress reactions start to be released. Participants generally speak of feeling cool, mellow, relaxed, and in some cases even energized after a session. As we are unique individuals, each of us will have a different experience.
It normally takes 5 – 10 minutes at the end of the session for participants to adapt to the shift the session has created and to resume normal activities.
It is important for participants to drink plenty of water immediately following the session and for the next few days. Water is required to both break down and to flush the by-products of stress reactions from the body.
What are the wellness benefits of a Reiki session?
The potential benefits can include:
– promoting relaxation and the release of tension
– accelerating the body’s natural healing abilities
– helping to ease pain
– aiding in better sleep
– supporting the immune system
– supporting the digestive system
– removing energy blockages
– balancing the subtle energy bodies
– supporting spiritual growth and emotional balance