What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese natural healing method practiced worldwide. Reiki means Universal (rei) Life Energy (ki). this energy exists in all living things. Reiki enhances the natural flow of this life energy to promote health and healing at all levels including mind, body, and spirit creating many beneficial effects. Reiki also enhances your natural gifts, increases your body's healing abilities, and complements all other therapies.
Many people experience a Reiki session as energizing, yet deeply relaxing. The energy can be felt in many different ways and no two Reiki sessions will be exactly the same.
How Does Reiki Work?
The treatment is traditionally done similarly to the laying on of hands. The clothed patient is asked to lie down and relax. Then the practitioner acts as a channel for Reiki energy, allowing Reiki energy to be flow through the practitioner to wherever the patient's body needs it. The Reiki energy is believed to have a form of intelligence, and "knows what to do". Thus, if the recipient's body needs it and is ready to heal, it may use the Reiki energy for healing and the energy will flow to whatever part of the body requires healing. Usually the practitioner applies his/her hands to various parts of the patient's body. Some practitioners touch the body while some simply hover their hands above it. Some patients report feeling various sensations: heat, cold, pressure, tingling, pulsing, etc. This is attributed to Reiki energy filling the body and aura of the recipient and acting: filling up energy deficiencies, repairing and opening the chakras and energy channels (meridians), pulling out negativity, and dissolving the blocks of stale energy.
Benefits of Reiki
Supports and activates the body's natural capacity to heal itself
Assists the body in the process of detoxification
Balances glands and bodily functions and strengthens the immune system
Re-vitalizes body, mind and spirit
Balances and harmonizes the energy field and chakras
Relaxes and relieves pain
Speeds up the body's ability to recover from drug therapy and/or surgery
Relaxes and relieves pain during pregnancy and assists with delivery
Loosens blocked energy
Re-established spiritual equilibrium
Enhances creativity and natural gifts
Improves concentration and focus
Benefits of Reiki Combined with Guided Imagery
Guided Imagery gives us the ability to bypass the thinking brain and gain direct access to the subconscious where all answers lie. Using Guided Imagery I techniques during a reiki session, the therapist and client together can literally have a conversation with whatever part of the body is not functioning in its intended perfection. From this conversation we gain valuable information from the subconscious as to why the issue is there and what is required in order to return the body to health.