What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of spiritual healing, but is not associated with religion and is accessible to all. The energy felt by the recipient flows into their physical body, emotional body, spiritual body and their mind. The feeling that the person is left with is peace, warmth, safety, womb-like cradling, and a lightness of spirit. Reiki is a wonderful energy treatment for the subtle bodies. Some recipients feel a profound shift after just one session.
The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words – Rei which means, “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is, “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” Reiki is a method of healing involving the light laying of hands on the recipient’s head, neck, heart, abdomen, knees and feet. The recipient is fully clothed on a massage table and can sleep if they wish.
Benefits of Reiki
- Deep Relaxation
- Stress Reduction
- Pain Reduction
- Access to Increased Healing Timeline
- Support after Trauma
- Symptoms of PTSD
- Symptoms of Cancer Treatment
- Support in Life Transitions
- Deep Soul Work
- Aids the Grieving Process
- Access Self-Empathy
- Enhances Spiritual Growth
- Moves Energy
- Nurtures the Healing Process
Reiki invites us to live in harmony with ourselves and with others. A Reiki session can be seen, in a way, as a “coming home” to your true, authentic, loving self.
The 5 Tenets of Reiki
- Just for today, do not worry.
- Just for today, do not anger.
- Honor your parents, teachers and elders.
- Earn your living honestly.
- Show gratitude to every living thing.
Reiki is a wonderful, energetic support during times of stress and healing. For those that are experiencing major shifts or a “dark night of the soul”, I recommend a weekly Reiki session until you get back on your feet.
Reiki can also be done as a distance healing modality. This is ideal for someone that is homebound or has a specific event needing extra support, such as surgery or other big event. Distance Reiki sessions always include a phone call at the beginning and end of treatment.