"Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm in your heart." -- Unknown
What is Reiki?
Reiki, pronounced “ray key”, means Universal Life Force. It was rediscovered in the mid 1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese monk educator. It focuses on moving universal life energy to support the body’s natural healing process. Reiki assists in restoring balance on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Reiki’s origins are founded in the Tibetan sutras, which are ancient records of cosmology and philosophy.
Reiki acts upon the recipient even when the effects may not be be immediately perceived. For some, the healing shifts occur over time, others may have an immediate relief. Reiki treatments are an effective method for tuning into the body, reconnecting with it and learning to relax and live in it more comfortably. It has even been referred to as a “reboot for the endocrine system”. Reiki is one of the fastest growing complementary modalities in the world. It is now used not only by individuals but also in hundreds of hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and spas.
What to expect from a session
During a 50-minute Reiki treatment, the client lies fully clothed on a futonor seated in a chair. Unlike massage, there is no manipulation of muscles or tissue. The Reiki practitioner gently places their hands on areas along the endocrine system, major organs, and the chakras, on the front and back of the body The client often feels warmth from the practitioner’s hands. After the treatment, clients generally feel a sense of deep relaxation, and peace. Reiki is known to amplify the healing process and may be given as a stand alone treatment or as an adjunct treatment with psychotherapy.