A Brief Overview Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is composed of two Japanese words – Rei and Ki. When seeking a definition from a more spiritual context. Rei is a subtle wisdom that permeates everything, both animate and inanimate. On a human level, it is available to help us in times of need and to act as a source of guidance in our lives. Ki is the non-physical energy that animates all living things.
Ki is flowing in everything that is alive including plants, animals and humans. We receive Ki from the air we breathe, from food, sunshine, and from sleep. Reiki can be defined as a non-physical healing energy made up of life force energy that is guided by the Higher Intelligence, or spiritually guided life force energy.
A Reiki session is an individualized experience that is relaxing, gentle, and safe for all. It involves healing in a way that will empower you while respecting your feelings and choices. When you meet with your practitioner for the first time you will be asked to read and acknowledge that you understand your practitioner upholds the highest ethics and also that your personal information remains confidential and is never shared.
The practitioner is obligated to respect your confidentiality, be considerate of your needs, and answer your questions. It is explained to you that Reiki does not promise to cure any illness or condition or replace any medical treatments or therapies. The practitioner will begin by explaining Reiki to you and what she will be doing. Your safety and comfort are always the main consideration. If at any time during the session you have any concerns you should let your practitioner know so that appropriate adjustments can be made.
What to wear for your Reiki treatment:
Comfortable, loose clothing
Shoes that are easily removable outside of the treatment room
No perfumes or colognes