Reiki is a Japanese technique which promotes healing, while inducing relaxation and stress reduction.
It is one of many holistic modalities for using your energy to do the healing work. It is a subtle, non-invasive healing technique which promotes, connects, and balances the energy of the body, mind, and spirit.
This energy cannot be measured, as we are referring to the energy field that exits around us and within us via the chakras or meridian energy pathways. Everything is made of energy, the tangible and the intangible. Even our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING A REIKI SESSION?
Through the Reiki practitioner a flow of energy is transmitted to the patient. It is not the energy of the practitioner. It is energy channeled through the practitioner with the power of intent.
The Reiki practitioner will ask the patient if they would prefer a “hands on” or “hands off” treatment. Either way, the energy is transmitted to the patient in the most comfortable and acceptable way. Allowing the patient to feel safe and relaxed creates the perfect environment for healing to occur. Other natural therapies such as meditation, sound, crystals, aroma therapy will reinforce the effect of a Reiki treatment.
This experience can be very emotional for the patient as the energy is placed over the chakras and energy meridians, allowing for a cleansing for trapped emotions, enabling healing to occur.
A weakened energy system can be the cause of emotional, physical, and spiritual imbalances. Trauma, injury, poor life-style, and diet are just some of the reasons that may cause our energy system to weaken.
Reiki can be used alone or as a complement to other health care services. It is necessary for both the practitioner and patient to be in mutual understanding about the condition being treated.
REIKI IN HOSPITALS
Reiki is offered in many hospitals across the US. According to the American Hospital Association, in 2007, 15% or over 800 American hospitals offered Reiki as part of hospital services.
- Relaxation and stress reduction
- Creates a positive vibrational frequency
- Mental clarity
- Pain control
- Balance and harmony within
- Strengthen the immune system
- Clears emotional stagnation
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER A REIKI SESSION?
Because Reiki helps to release stagnant energy, different emotions may be expressed depending upon what the patient has experienced.
Patients can cry if they have experienced grief or if stuck emotions were released from different chakra centers. Some may feel more energy or just want to sleep.
Reiki is safe for children and pets. Many people also extend their Reiki healing to plants, water, or to clear the energy of a room or environment.