WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki (pronounced "RAY-key") is an ancient healing modality that promotes stress reduction, relaxation, and balances the body's energy centers. It is not massage, but rather a form of energy work that subtly manipulates the energy that flows through all living things. There is no risk of harm- only positive, healing energy is transferred. Reiki is practiced around the world in many hospitals, medical settings including Hospice and Roswell, as well as private practices. Reiki has both scientific and spiritual components. It is not a religion and does not require any particular belief system to work. The greatest healing occurs in a state of deep relaxation- another factor that adds to Reiki's effectiveness.
BENEFITS OF REIKI INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
Boosts the immune system
Relieves emotional and physical pain
Fosters natural self-healing
Strengthens intuition and spiritual growth
Compliments other treatments of conventional medicine
A FEW MORE DETAILS:
Energy healing has been around since ancient times. Our ancestors used all of the natural resources that were provided to them from the earth, the universe, and themselves- all of the same things that are still available to us today. The origin of Reiki can be traced back more than 2500 years ago. It was rediscovered and further developed by Master Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 1900's, then brought to the west by a woman named Hawayo Takata where it evolved further.
"Rei" means "universal life" and "Ki" means "vital energy." Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. It is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing by balancing the body's energy centers. When your body is in a completely relaxed state, this provides the optimal conditions for healing. We have seven main energy centers in our bodies (called chakras) that are responsible for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Life's stressors, illnesses, environmental factors, and unhealthy foods/drinks all contribute to energy imbalances, blockages, and stagnation- all of which manifest in physical and emotional symptoms. Grief, in particular, can take a significant toll on a person mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
A practitioner is trained and attuned to universal/divine energy and functions as a conduit for the client. This energy helps clear and balance the body's energy centers so that energy can flow freely, improving health in mind, body and spirit. Reiki is an intelligent energy and goes where it is needed most. For best results, participation is required on the part of the client to be open and receptive to their own healing. After all, YOU are your very best healer.
There are three options to receive Reiki: either a session in person, Distance Reiki, and Self-Reiki. Distance Reiki is an under-appreciated way of receiving Reiki; since energy is limitless, it can be given and received from any distance in the world with incredible results.
THE PRINCIPLES OF REIKI