What Is Reiki?
Rei in Japanese means “spirit or Universal,” and ki (or chi) means “life-force energy.” Some call it God, Buddha, Chi, Qi, Prana, Love Energy, or similar. Together, they can be read as “Universal life force energy.” Reiki has also been described as a form of Shinto/Buddhist Qigong. A Reiki practitioner usually gives treatments by placing his or her hands on a client’s body with an intention to heal. There are hand placements on both the front and the back of the client. Very little pressure is applied, and there is no rubbing that may be normally associated with a massage. The ki energy flows through the practitioner and is drawn in by the recipient. Therefore, the recipient is “the healer” as the Higher Intelligence in their body, draws forth the ki energy and guides it to the part of the body where it is needed. Deep relaxation and relief of pain often follow.
A typical Reiki treatment lasts approximately one hour. The client remains fully clothed, and the session can take place with the client lying down or sitting in a chair. Reiki requires more mental or spiritual input from the client than with other therapies. You might not perceive it immediately, but the healing happens. Maybe you’ll notice it a few days later, when you realize you’re more relaxed and feeling better. It’s a hands-on healing, but it doesn’t require a lot of manipulation, because the changes are happening on an energetic level.
You should know that a reputable Reiki therapist will have trained under the guidance of a Reiki master and possess both theoretical knowledge and the direct experience that comes from many hours of case studies. A therapist should not claim to diagnose or treat illnesses, but rather should aim to re-energize the body so it heals itself.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this incredible healing and calming method, give Ms. Ayana a call to set up a one-on-one private session and see for yourself.