The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. Universal life energy is the energy that flows through all living things. Many people around the world practice and receive Reiki.
It is believed that a person’s energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or unbalanced it could lead to physical and emotional symptoms.
During a treatment the Reiki practitioner places their hands gently on or hovering over different parts of the body to encompass the 7 main Chakras. The person receiving treatment lays clothed comfortably on a massage table during the treatment. If mobility is an issue Reiki can also be received while sitting in a chair. Guided meditation and cleansing of the area and body with sage, essential oils, and healing crystals is also sometimes part of the treatment.
A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels (physical, mental, and emotional).