What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. The body heals when in a relaxed state.
Reiki is a non-invasive, holistic treatment that treats the body, mind, spirit.
The word "Reiki" comes from 2 Japanese words - Rei and Ki.
~ "Rei" means means universal, but as used in the Japanese kanji character, it has been given a much deeper meaning. It is more accurately interpreted to mean a higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness. (the top symbol in the picture)
~ The word ""Ki" means life energy. It is the same as the word "chi" in Chinese. (the bottom symbol in the picture)
Therefore, Reiki can be defined as "spiritually guided life force energy".
Reiki can be spiritual, however, it is not a religion, nor does it subscribe to any one set of religious beliefs. Reiki is practiced by people of all religious beliefs, and those who have no religious beliefs.
The founder of Reiki, Dr. Mikao Usui, recommended that certain simple ethical ideals are practiced that promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.
They are the "Reiki Principles".
The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth.
What to expect in a reiki session
The receiver lays on a massage table fully clothed in a comfortable, relaxing setting while reiki music softly plays. Sometimes an essential oil is used to add aromatherapy, to assist in the relaxation. The practitioner moves hands over the body in a sweeping motion to start the session, then, without touching the receiver, hovers hands over specific areas to focus energy there. The sessions can last about 45-60 minutes. The practitioner provides "spiritually guided life force energy" to the client. The whole experience is calming, relaxing, which can promote healing.
I bring my portable reiki table (a message table), with linens, a headrest with disposable cover, reiki music, and lavender essential oil. If you have a room misting machine or a diffuser, I can add the essential oil to that if you'd like. Otherwise, I add a couple of drops to a cotton ball and place around the reiki space. This provides relaxing aromatherapy.
You should be fully clothed, wearing comfortable, preferably loose-fitting clothing.
Schedule your reiki session with me.