What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese name consisting of of two seperate words; Rei and Ki which mean spiritually guided life energy (commonly known as Universal Life Energy), an energy which is found in all of us and all around us. Reiki is a form of spiritual healing using "universal life energy"channelled through the practioner to the recipient. Reiki helps to harmonize body, mind, and spirit for yourself or anyone you want to help.
What is treatment like?
You relax, fully clothed, on a couch or seated while the healer holds their hands on or above you. A treatment can last an hour or longer depending on the treatment required. In the western world many practitioners use the standard hand positions and commonly a full treatment is given covering all the important organs of the body. There is no pressure on the body making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions, sometimes hands are even held away from the body. The energy flows wherever it is required (spiritually guided) and can normally be felt as a warm sensation or tingling in the body. Receiving Reiki is a very relaxing and soothing experience!
Reiki is an effective healing method.
Reiki can be used for many ailments like reducing stress, relieving pain, headaches, stomach upsets, back problems, asthma - respiratory problems, PMT, menstrual problems, sinus, anxiety and many more. (Please observe that Reiki should never be used instead of medical treatment, it should be used as a compliment and a way to become and remain healthy.)
There is no belief system attached to Reiki so anyone can receive a Reiki treatment or a Reiki attunement. As in any healing the first step towards a healthier life is a desire to be healed.
What types of ailments has it been shown to help?
Reiki is a powerful and gentle process. It helps with stress reduction, arthritis, asthma, sinusitis, back problems, heart problems, migraines, cancer pain, boosting the immune system and much more.
You can learn more by going to the national Reiki website.