Reiki is an ancient healing system redeveloped in Japan in the late 19th century by Dr.Mikao Usui. It translates as Universal (Rei) Life Force, Life Energy (Ki). It is this energy or Ki, the energy found in all matter and all beings, that is directed through the practitioner's hands to produce healing effects, in a safe and non-intrusive way. It is gentle yet powerful without using pressure, manipulation or massage; it provides the recipient with whatever energy he or she needs to aid recovery - or simply to promote harmony in mind, body and spirit, helping recharge, realign, and rebalance their energy.
note that there are no religious connotations within Reiki.
session can last up to one hour. Reiki treatments are received fully
clothed. The practitioner will place their hands on different parts of the
body or just above it, to direct the healing energy to all the vital
organs. The whole body is treated, with emphasis on specific problem
What are the benefits of Reiki Healing?
Reiki can be very effective for treating pain, depression, anxiety and emotional problems. After a Reiki healing session, a feeling of deep relaxation and peace is commonly experienced. It can also have an immediate effect in energy levels, immune response and pain relief. Because it is gentle and non-invasive, it can be used on people of any age and medical condition and alongside any other type of therapy; this is why Reiki is invaluable in particular in the improvement of the quality of life and the ability to cope in sufferers of chronic and terminal diseases. You do not need to feel unwell to receive this treatment, however, as it is a means of maintaining harmony within the whole body.