What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It involves the transfer of energy from practitioner to patient through the hands to improve the body's natural ability to heal itself through the balancing of chakras. The practice is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy." Therefore Reiki is "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment for Reiki feels different for everyone, but one common report amongst clients is feeling a beautiful and peaceful energy that flows through and around them.
Reiki treats both the body and the mind and delivers many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, serenity and wellbeing.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that anyone can use . This healing technique has been used to treat various ailments including headache, colds, migraines, strains and sprains. The technique also helps with stress, depression and anxiety. The Cancer Society of American recognizes Reiki as a safe, complimentary cancer therapy. Their studies acknowledge that reiki induces relaxation, lowers the heart rate and reduces stress, in turn promoting better faster healing.
Reiki's founder, Mikao Usui is quoted as saying that "the mind and body are one." As we continue to study, the world of science is beginning to understand more fully, that the two work hand in hand. Brainwaves and body pulses and their role in stimulating healing can all be measured with today's technology, allowing the concept of Reiki, as spiritual energy, to be more widely understood by the medical community.