Reiki is natural energy healing using the universal life force energy. The term comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which means vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Reiki, an abundant, gentle spiritual energy is not tied to any specific religion or nationality.
Reiki, which is used all over the world in places including recovery centers, hospitals and hospices, was developed by a Japanese man named Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. It aids in healing by helping people become energetically balanced physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
How does Reiki Work?
The Reiki practitioner, Jassy, is the conduit between you and the source of the universal life force energy; the energy flows through the Jassy's energy field and through her hands to you. (The energy does not come from her; rather it comes through her from the universal source. There is no energy drain Jassy as the practitioner.)
Reiki treatments typically last 30-45 minutes. During the treatment you lay on a massage table, fully clothed. Jassy gently places her hands palms down on or just above your body in specific energy locations and uses a series of 12 to 15 different hand positions. The length of time that the practitioner leaves her hands in each position is determined by the flow of energy through her hands at each location. There is no pressure, massage or manipulation. You may experience the energy as sensations such as heat, tingling or pulsing where the Jassy places her hands. Sometimes, the sensations are felt moving through the body; some people do not perceive any change at all. Most people feel very relaxed and peaceful, and many fall asleep during the treatment.
What are the benefits of receiving Reiki?
According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, people use Reiki for relaxation, stress reduction and symptom relief, in efforts to improve overall health and well-being.
A Reiki treatment may do the following:
bring about a peaceful, deep state of relaxation
dissolve energy blockages and tension
detoxify the body
support the well-being of a person receiving traditional medical treatments that are debilitating
supply universal life force energy to the body
stimulate the body’s immune system
help to relieve pain
stimulate tissue and bone healing after injury or surgery
increase the vibrational frequency on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels