What is Reiki?

The word “Reiki” means “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign” and comes from the Japanese words “rei”, meaning universal, and “ki”, meaning life energy.

Originating in Japan in the 1800's, Reiki is a healing system of energy work that addresses energetic imbalances with the body and spirit. This is done through the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner's palms to the client. Thought forms, belief systems, traumatic experiences, and formative life events can all get caught in a person's energetic field. This buildup can then lead to potential health and emotional issues. The cleansing of these blockages can help you break free of repeating cycles of fear, trauma, and negative belief systems.

How does it work?

The Reiki practitioner uses hands on or hands above light touch over your body’s energy centers (chakras). This leads to an improved flow of energy around the body and can facilitate relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing times, and reduce many other symptoms of illness. It is common to feel warmth, cold, tingling or subtle pulsations coming from the practitioner’s hands. Some people have emotional releases during treatment; others drift off to sleep or have visions. After a treatment, people generally feel a sense of peace and contentment, greater mental clarity, relief from pain and a more positive, balanced outlook. Some practitioners will incorporate crystals and chakra healing wands as they find these items can help to enable healing. 

Who would benefit?

Reiki is an excellent adjunctive therapy to medications, surgery, chemotherapy and psychotherapy. It is beneficial during times of transition, such as moving residences, changing jobs, ending a relationship, cases of stubborn medical issues, or those stemming from mental or emotional imbalances (anxiety, depression, etc.). Treatment is also thought to help treat cancer, heart disease, chronic pain, infertility, Crohn's disease, fatigue syndromes, as well as many other diseases.