Reiki (Ray-Key) is a Japanese relaxation technique that reduces stress, and promotes healing. Discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900’s it is administered by “laying on hands”.
It is a very simple but powerful technique that is passed on from the Reiki Masters to their students.
To learn more about Reiki, visit Reiki.org. Also, download an Integrative Review of Reiki Touch Therapy, by Anne Vitale, MSN, APRN,BC.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a holistic, method of energy medicine which quickens and aids healing on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Considered a Complimentary and Alternative Medicine or CAM in the U.S. it promotes relaxation, lessens pain, reduces stress, and increases energy. Reiki has been known to foster intuition and awareness, create inner harmony and peace, and promote vitality in both the giver and the receiver.
Reiki is a hands-on technique of channeling universal energy for stress reduction and relaxation, to enhance well-being and promote healing.
Reiki originated in Japan and was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900’s. Reiki-(pronounced ray-key): the literal Japanese translation for Rei is ‘universal spirit’, and ki is ‘life force energy’… universal life force energy.
What does Reiki feel like?
The recipients generally report a feeling of calm and deep relaxation which promotes restorative sleep after a treatment. Warmth is perceived from the practitioner’s hands; some positions may be ‘hotter’ than others depending on the energy needed in that area. This heat form the Reiki energy is a deeply penetrating and soothing experience.
What to expect during and after a session.
A full Reiki treatment can last an hour to an hour and a half. The recipient is fully clothed and reclining comfortably on a massage table or a chair. The practitioner gently places their hands on, or just above, the recipient for 2-5 minutes in each of several designated positions.
It is recommended for the recipient to wear loose or comfortable clothing with nothing binding. It is also best to remove any metal, such as jewelry, belts, and watches prior to the session. Sometimes during a session the recipients temperature drops and a light blanket may be necessary.
After a session please drink plenty of water and plan to rest for the remainder of the day. Your body will be going through energetic shifts and releasing blockages.
As your body adjusts to a more balanced way of being you may have a ‘healing reaction’. You may notice mild, transient flu like symptoms. This is encouraging, as it indicates the release of built up negative energetic ways of being.
If you have further questions please contact Serenity Now Yoga and one of our staff will assist you.