What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural stress reduction and relaxation technique.  It works by replenishing the life-force energy of the recipient, bringing the system back into balance so healing can occur. Reiki can be used on its own, or alongside conventional therapies, safe in the knowledge that Reiki can only do good, never interfere with other treatment or cause harm in any way.

This ancient healing therapy is believed to have originated in Tibet, later re-surfacing in Japan at the turn of the last century. It works on an energy level following similar principles to those found in other complementary methods such as acupuncture, acupressure and reflexology. These principles are based on the belief that energy flows within the physical body through pathways known as Chakras and Meridians.

 

What to expect:

Chakras are energy centers through which life force energy is drawn into a physical being. Each chakra is responsible for certain physical systems, glands, organs, emotions and mental attitudes. Once energy has been absorbed into the body it is then distributed through the body via meridians, much in the same way as blood flows around the circulatory system. If the chakras or meridians become blocked through either emotional or physical disturbance, the energy flow becomes sluggish or stagnant resulting in emotional and/or physical dis-ease. Reiki can clear, heal and straighten these energy pathways, correcting dis-ease and improving the function of the bodily systems.

What Can Reiki Heal?

Reiki can be used to benefit any physical injury or ailments, post-operative and chronic pain, emotional issues such as depression, bereavement, anxiety, serious mental health challenges, and more. Because Reiki increases life-force energy, it supports emotional balance, reduces pain, increases immunity to illness, and discharges stress and anger.  In particular, hypertensive conditions and autoimmune conditions respond very well to Reiki treatments.  These include high blood pressure, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and others.

Reiki is done all over the world in hospitals, clinics, holistic health centers, and private studios.  There are members of the International Association of Reiki Professionals on every continent.  Reiki is currently being taught to nurses, doctors, and other helping professionals as part of their continuing education credits, and some forward-thinking hospitals (such as Tucson Medical Center's Cancer Program) offer Reiki as part of a holistic post-operative care program. In each session something else shifts allowing for deeper work.