What is Reiki? Reiki is a very simple but powerful Japanese technique for natural stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing by helping the body to balance itself. The practice was discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in 1922 and is appropriate for all ages from infancy to the elderly and animals. Reiki is a compliment to traditional medicine and is used in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice programs. Reiki is administered by placing hands in a series of positions on the body, in a non-intrusive way, to open up the energy pathways. The Reiki practitioner is a conduit to facilitate the flow of energy through the practitioner, not from the practitioner and the client always receives exactly what is needed.
What to Expect in a Session:
During a Reiki session, the individual remains fully clothed. Treatment may be given while relaxing on a massage table, sitting in a chair or standing. The practitioner gently places his or her hands in different positions on the body to facilitate the flow of energy. People generally feel relaxed and may fall asleep. Others may experience warmth, coolness, or tingling sensations during the session. The experience is different for each person.