Reiki: A Japanese Healing Art
Reiki operates on the premise that all humans have an innate capacity for healing. We can tap into the same energy that makes plants grow, organizes our cells to fight infection and makes the sun shine. We can allow universal energy into our personal energy to promote healing, relaxation and well being.
During a Reiki Session the client finds a comfortable place to rest, typically on a massage table or comfortable chair. The practitioner may use visualization techniques or non-rythmic music to encourage the client to relax. The practitioner opens themselves to the Reiki energy and encourages it to flow through them and into the client in a variety of hand positions on and above the clients body. As Reiki flows into the client and the client recieves it, it works with their cells and vibrations to encourage healing evolution. A typical session lasts between 45-90 minutes from arrival to finish. The client is encouraged to take their time resuming a “normal” consciousness, have some water and discuss anything they need to in order to feel complete.
Reiki is a tool for relaxation. Relaxation stimulates an autonomic nervous system response commonly known as “rest and digest,” the opposite of “fight or flight.” “Rest and digest” allows blood to travel to expanded parts of the brain, digestive organs and endocrine system. With additional blood comes nutrients, with greater .nutrients comes better function. Reiki is an excellent compliment to medical treatment.
What To Expect During Your Session
Rei = “universal energy”
Ki = “personal energy”
Reiki is a method of recieving, chanelling and blending this energy with one’s personal energy to promote health and well being. The Reiki healing method was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui (1865-1926) in Japan in the early 1800’s. It has similarities to other energetic, yogic and faith based healing methods from many cultures.