What is Reiki? From Reiki-The Healing Touch by William Lee Rand “Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It was discovered by Mikao Usui in March 1922. Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” (or hovering) and techniques such as this have been practiced for thousands of years.” Realign your mind and body. Reiki is warm, relaxing, and transformative.
What can I expect during a reiki session? During a session, the client will lie on a massage table, fully clothed and relaxed. Many people feel the flow of reiki differently, some common sensations include warmth, light pressure, tingling, seeing colors, and an overall feeling of calm. Our bodies are made of energy that flows through us in meridians and chakra points as well as around us in our etheric body and aura. When we become ill, suffer from a physical injury or even an emotional trauma, it disturbs the vibration and flow of energy. Many times illness will first present itself in the energy field before physically manifesting in the body. When one receives reiki, the goal is to ensure energy is properly flowing through the entire body in a harmonious state and also help speed the healing process of physical injuries by synthesizing the vibration of energy in that area.
Reiki has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, provide relief of acute and chronic pain (which can often be the root cause of mental and emotional illness), reduce blood pressure and detoxify the body.
After a reiki session, most people feel very relaxed. You may feel as though you have just taken a nap or had a massage. Some may feel momentarily drowsy while some feel energized and you should be able to go about your normal day. It can be helpful to take a warm bath with Epsom salts to aid the body in detoxifying.