What is Reiki and
How Can it Help Me?
Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy healing technique, which relieves pain and reduces stress, promoting the body's natural ability to heal itself. It is a gentle, no-touch practice which treats the whole person, including the mind, body, and spirit. Reiki is both self-care and healthcare. It is beneficial for any person, at any age, for any reason.
Promotes Harmony & Balance
Reiki takes a non-invasive approach to energy transfer that is extremely effective in promoting overall wellness. Through the hands-free energy transfer, the body is able to restore balance across all systems of the mind, body, and spirit. This creates harmony and allows clients to thrive.
What many clients love about Reiki is that it allows them to simply be. Each session is an opportunity to re-set and refuel their energy centers (chakras). With just one session, clients experience profound relaxation, lower stress, and less anxiety.
Balances Mind, Body, and Spirit
Regular Reiki treatments promote the consistent flow of energy throughout the body. This allows people to feel less stress, enhance focus and mental clarity, and heal physical aches and pains. When energy passageways are blocked, positive energy cannot flow to certain parts of the body, which results in mood swings, fear, anger, pain, and more. Reiki keep the passages clear and the energy flowing with ease.
Releases Toxins and Supports Immune System
During a Reiki session (and sometimes for hours or days afterwards) our bodies come out of the stress induced fight or flight mode and go into the repair (or self-healing) state of rest and digest. By triggering this state, our bodies begin to cleanse themselves of energies which don't serve our highest good. Thus allowing the body to protect itself from exhaustion, burnout, or immune system failure.
Clears Mind and Improves Focus
Reiki reminds us to be in the present moment. The positive energy transfer allows the mind to focus on current events, not hold onto regret from the past or worry about the future. This helps promote calm and positive reactions to situations, people, and circumstances in all areas of life.
Majority of clients report feeling deep relaxation after a Reiki session. This kind of relaxation helps our bodies to sleep better, heal better, and think more clearly. It is not uncommon to fall asleep entirely during a Reiki session.
Reiki addresses the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—not just the physical being. This means that the positive energy transfer through Reiki is extremely helpful in elevating the client’s mood and general attitude towards life. The healing that starts from deep within, will reflect on their decisions and perspective on the outside.
Activates Ability to Self-Heal
Reiki balances your internal body levels to return to their natural state. This means that your breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, circulation, and other bodily systems will improve. This normal balance allows your body to heal itself from within.
Please Note: Reiki is not intended to replace any doctor approved treatment plan. Your practitioner is not a licensed physician. Reiki is a complementary therapy, and as such, does not require licensing by the state of California. Reiki is not associated with any religion.
History of Reiki
The history of energy healing goes back many millennia and its techniques are practiced—in one form or another—all over the globe. From Hawaii to Japan, India to Tibet, Brazil to the Philippines, and in ancient Egypt and Greece, men and women have been using their hands to address all kinds of health conditions since the beginning of time.
Many consider Usui Sensei the creator of Reiki and that the word Reiki applies only to the healing modality he discovered and developed in Japan in the early 1900's. However, it may not be that straightforward. According to Reiki.org, "In considering what should or should not be called Reiki, we must consider that not only have there been many systems of Reiki healing that are original and do not have a lineage going back to Usui Sensei, but that the Reiki energy has been around at least for thousands of years and in fact some feel it has been around since the beginning of time. Reiki energy is something that anyone can make use of and of course many have, so with this in mind, it appears logical to assume that any system that makes use of Reiki energy can be called Reiki, not just those systems that can be traced back to Usui Sensei."