While the term Reiki is relatively new in the US, the technique has actually been around for a while. If you have been wondering what Reiki is or what a Reiki healing can do for you- here is a summary.
Reiki is the conjunction of two Japanese words. “Rei” meaning God’s wisdom or the higher power, and “Ki” meaning “life force energy.” Put together you get Reiki meaning “spiritually guided life force energy.” Reiki is a Japanese healing art technique for reducing stress and promoting relaxation and healing. It is not affiliated with any particular religious practice, or belief. It is simply a subtle and effective form of energy work.
What is treated by Reiki
Reiki is not diagnostic, just treatment. However it treats the entire person. That includes body, emotions, mind, and spirit. This treatment has many beneficial effects like feelings of peace, security, and overall wellbeing. Since Reiki is a natural and safe method of healing its possibilities are endless. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness. Also it has been successful when used in conjunction with other medical techniques to relieve unwanted side effects and speed recovery. Reiki is not a cure for a disease, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing.
How is a Reiki Treatment Administered
Reiki is administered by “laying on hands.” However there is no “typical” reiki session. A Reiki session can be done anywhere, by anyone who has been trained in Reiki. Reiki healers range from professional practitioner, to healthcare providers, even you yourself can self-treat if you have been trained in Reiki. Most commonly Reiki is offered through light, non-invasive touches to a series of locations on the head and front and back of the torso. If there is a specific injury being treated, like a broken leg for example, additional placements on the limb can be done as needed.
It is important to keep in mind that for serious medical issues Reiki should be used in conjunction with medical treatments. Reiki is also not a religion despite its spiritual nature, and one should seek out religious support from the proper places.