Welcome to Reiki – a gentle tool for empowerment, transformation, well being and peace.
“Reiki” is a composite of two Japanese words, “rei” which means life force or energy, and “ki” meaning key or opening. “Reiki” can be understood to mean an opening to universal life energy through one human being (the practitioner) into another.
Reiki can be used to treat almost any condition, as long as the client is willing to receive the energy. It has been used for such conditions as strains and sprains, joint disorders, back problems, headaches, skin disorders, recovery from illness or surgery, etc.
Reiki is not an instant cure and is not meant to replace other forms of treatment. It is, rather, a tool to assist with other treatments and a means to assist recovery of health and well being. Clients have reported relief of discomfort and significant improvement in quality of life. Reiki can also be used as a relief for stress, trauma, shock and depression, as Reiki creates a deep sense of relaxation.
Many people use Reiki to promote the maintenance of optimal health and wellbeing. Reiki reconnects or improves the energy flow levels throughout the entire body. This enables a greater awareness of harmony and healing potential within the individual.
For the Reiki session, the client will be lying down with a blanket covering him/her. There is no need to remove any clothing, apart from the shoes. The practitioner places her hands on or above the clients’ body, using no pressure, going through a series of positions and remaining at each position for a few minutes.
In the session, the client’s body will absorb the Reiki energy, with the practitioner acting as a conductor of this energy. The client may experience coolness or warmth where touched by the practitioner. The energy is experienced as a deep sense of relaxation and well being.
The treatment is usually done in silence, with gentle music playing. However, if there is anything the client feels is important to discuss, they should feel free to do so.
It is recommended that the client have an initial series of 4 Reiki treatments at weekly intervals, in order to receive full benefit from the Reiki energy. This is left entirely up to the client.
The Principles of Reiki
- Just for today I will not worry
- Just for today I will do my work honestly
- Just for today I will not anger
- Just for today I will live the attitude of gratitude
- Just for today I will show love and respect for every living thing