What is Reiki
Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word for universal (rei) life-force energy (ki).
We are alive because life force is flowing through us humans as well as animals and plants. Life force flows within the physical body as well as around us in the field of energy called Aura. If the life force energy is low or if there is a blockage in its flow, we become more vulnerable to illness. If the life force is high and flowing freely, there is less chance for disease. Ki is also known as Chi, Prana and Mana in other cultures.
Reiki is a light-touch, energy-based, holistic relaxation technology. It balances the normal energy flow of chi (ki) which can enhance and accelerate the body’s natural healing ability.
Through a series of hand positions either directly on or just above the body, the practitioner allows the energy to flow through their body. The client’s body then draws off the amount of energy that is required.
Scientifically: in quantum physics, everything comes down to a root level of energy and in reality there is no solid matter, but only neutrons, protons and electrons. Human bodies, reactions and emotions are energy: cells vibrating at different frequencies. Reiki, as such, treats those particles in vibration – an energy acting upon another energy to alter the frequency at which it vibrates.
The simplicity of a Reiki session may raise some skepticism, however, after experiencing it, many clients keep coming back for more of those relaxing feelings.
Benefits of Reiki:
- Stress reduction
- Pain reduction
- Depression and anxiety reduction
- Emotional balance, self-esteem and mental clarity
- Fatigue, sleeping problems reduction
- Weight loss management
- Trauma, grief reduction
- Improved immune system
- General well-being