What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient, gentle, touch-based healing method that stimulates the same bio-electric fields as acupuncture. Reiki helps you relax, encourages better sleep, reduces anxiety, and allows your body and spirit to remember how to heal.

reiki-hands-womanReiki is a simple, yet powerful technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The earliest archaeological evidence for the treatment was found in Tibet, dating back approximately ten thousand years, and was rediscovered in Japan, in 1922, by Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki is administered via the “laying on” of hands, and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy,” or aura, flows through us. There are various words for this force in all the different cultures and religions of the world — to the Japanese it’s ki, to the Chinese it’s qi (chi), Christians call it light, Hindus say prana, Muslims call it baraka, and in our modern language, we use the words bio-energy, or cosmic energy.

Reiki replenishes and rebalances this energy, and amplifies our innate abilities to heal ourselves. In doing so, it balances the mind, body and spirit, thus activating a feeling of wellbeing. It is used in many hospitals, massage and chiropractic clinics, spas, fitness clubs and naturopathic clinics – just to name a few.

Reiki Reduces:

  • pain
  • stress
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • anxiety

Reiki Promotes:

  • your body’s natural healing process (mental/emotional, physical and spiritual)
  • restful sleep
  • relaxation
  • overall sense of well-being

Reiki is not a substitute for receiving medical, psychological or other treatment and serves as a complimentary therapy to many treatments such as:

  • psychotherapy
  • life coaching
  • acupuncture
  • chemotherapy
  • radiation
  • surgery

Reiki does not require you to be of any particular religion or belief system. All it requires is that you be open to receiving for your highest good. The experience of each Reiki session varies greatly from person to person, allowing you to receive and experience exactly what you need at the time. Your Higher Self and Reiki work together to create the experience that is right for you. The practitioner is merely a conduit for the healing energy to flow.

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