REIKI ... What it is... What it treats... What to expect at a session.
What is it?
The word Reiki has two parts: Rei, meaning the wisdom and knowledge of the Source and Ki, which means the life force that exists in every living thing. Reiki is consequently a method of healing using the hands of the therapist to sense the energies (life force) of the client and to channel universal energy to the client to promote healing on an emotional, spiritual and/or physical level. It has developed from the teachings of Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist priest and has been taught in western societies since the 1930s.
What does it treat?
Reiki can be used to help with the healing of any problem and can be effective on both a profound and/or subtle level. It is very relaxing and can improve the general well-being of a person in order to promote emotional and/or physical healing.
What to expect at a session.
The client is usually asked to lie, fully clothed, on a treatment bed, though it is possible to treat people who are sitting/standing. The therapist then places their hands either on or directly above various points of the client in order to sense and channel energy. A session usually last for an hour and afterwards the client is advised to drink plenty of water in order to further cleanse/re-balance their system.