WHAT IS REIKI?

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 made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "Life Force Energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A TYPICAL REIKI SESSION?

When patients first receive Reiki healing, you will either lie down or sit in a chair. I like to create a sense of calmness and peace from the very beginning, so I play soft, soothing music, and recommend you wear comfortable clothing.

Many people gravitate toward Reiki healing to help address their anxiety or recover from an injury. Others simply desire to be more spiritually and emotionally enlightened. Whatever the reason, I normally have an intake process, so I can learn more about you and what you would like to work on. This normally takes about 15-20 minutes.

Following a discussion about your goals or challenges, etc., I will scan the body to find out what areas need the most healing. This involves hovering my hands over your body, beginning at the head and ending at the feet.

The hand-placement portion of the session is usually the next step, which also requires the most time. I will lightly place my hands on different areas of the patient’s body, including the head, torso, knees and feet, to transfer energy and encourage healing and inner-peace. Oftentimes, patients turn over onto their stomachs at some point in order for me to address any areas on the back needing such healing too.

A Reiki session usually concludes once the hand sequence is completed. However, I usually like to speak to a patient afterward to see how he or she is feeling, as well as recommend additional appointments, if applicable. Patients are usually left feeling much more centered and calm. Some have described the experience as a feeling of spiritual warmth, or even radiance. Others may consider the therapy to be nothing short of miraculous.