What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese hands-on technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the concept that everything in the universe is made of energy and this "life force energy" that flows all around us is drawn in by the body and nourishes the cells, organs, and glands. This same energy also radiates from the body and is called the human energy field. When one's energy is depleted, imbalanced, or the flow is restricted by stress and "holding", injury, illness, etc., one is more susceptible to discomfort, further illness, and disease (as with restrictions of the circulatory and nervous systems). When one's energy is restored, free-flowing, or balanced, one is more likely to feel relaxed and the body's own innate healing abilities are "jump-started" and utilized for healing. According to research done as early as 1930 by Dr. Harold Burr from Yale, disease (imbalances) can be detected in the energy field before symptoms and can be altered by altering the vibrational frequency of the energy field. This was not well accepted at the time but is becoming more widely recognized.
what does reiki feel like?
Although Reiki is "hands-on", unlike massage, it is administered through soft touch with no manipulation of the muscles. Patient is laying down and fully clothed, the practitioner's hands are placed along energy centers and pathways on the head, neck, chest, abdomen, legs and feet (similar to those used by acupuncturists). As energy is transferred to the body, the patient may feel warmth, coolness, gentle tingling, or just deep relaxation.
What are the benefits?
"Reiki is a gentle, hands on technique that involves the practitioner placing their hands on the patients' body while fully clothed with no manipulation of the muscles involved. Reiki is intended to enhance relaxation in order to promote healing. These services are not a substitute for medical treatment or medications. You may experience reactions such as coolness, gentle tingling, a deep relaxation, or emotional release during your treatment and the 24-48 hours following."
**All text provided by ReikiEnergyMedicine course