Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes self-healing. It activates self-healing powers and strengthens the immune system
Reiki treats the whole person:
- the body,
- mind and spirit,
- creating feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki combines the Japanese and Chinese word-characters of “rei” (spiritual or supernatural) and “ki” (vital energy).
One of the basic tenets of REIKI is that an unseen life-force energy flows through us, maintaining life and health. This vital energy can be channeled to support the body’s natural ability to heal itself, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
Reiki assumes that along the body’s front midsection are seven energy centers or chakras (similar to endocrine glands). If the flow of energy between these chakras is disturbed, health impairment is likely to occur.
It is administered by “laying on hands” or the practitioner places the hands above the recipient. There are a few positions in which the practitioner is in direct contact with the patient, but most Reiki treatments do not involve actual touching. The practitioner holds his or her hands a few inches or farther away from the recipients’ body and manipulates the energy field from there.
Overlapping data from some of the more scientifically valid studies on Reiki suggest that this complementary therapy may play some role in: reducing anxiety and pain, inducing relaxation, improving fatigue, helping relieve the symptoms of depression and much more.
It is effective in assuaging every illness and always creates a beneficial effect.
Since 1995, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized Reiki as a complementary therapy.
After an initiation by a Reiki Master and Teacher, anyone can apply this energy treatment with their hands – for themselves and for others
- to relax,
- to strengthen self-healing powers and
- to further their own spiritual development.