Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a form of hands-on healing that originated in Japan. It is a deeply relaxing experience that eases pain, tension, and stress and balances the energy centres (chakras) of the body. The result is an overall sense of well-being and peace. It speeds the healing of injuries, gently realigns and detoxifies the body, and aids in the recovery from emotional trauma. Reiki healing can provide long-term relief because it heals at the source of illness, whether it is at the physical, emotional or mental level. The word Reiki means universal life force energy. The Reiki Master is a channel for this energy (also known as chi, ki or prana). When you receive the energy, healing begins.
A typical session lasts 60 minutes. You remain fully clothed while the practitioner channels the energy with a gentle touch through a series of hand positions on or above the body.
Most people experience a very deep sense of relaxation and tension release. You may feel a very comforting warmth, heat or tingling sensations as the energy moves through you. Others report a light floating feeling. Some people also see dream images or colours during the healing.
Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive, holistic method of healing. It can safely be combined with traditional medical treatments, other holistic practices, or experienced on its own.
Wear comfortable clothes. Do not drink any alcoholic beverages before the treatment. It’s also a good idea to have a snack or light meal beforehand.