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Reiki (pronounced “Ray-Key”) is a method of stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The technique was developed in Japan and is administered by the laying on of hands. It is based on the idea that all living things have a special energy flowing through them called life energy. When your life energy is high, you will feel strong and confident, be more relaxed and centered and less likely to get sick. When it is low, you’ll often feel tired, more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness.
Reiki is a Japanese word that comes from two words – Rei and ki. In the Japanese language, these words can mean different things depending on how they are used and how they are combined with other words. When they are used together for the practice of healing, the word Rei means universal spirit, Higher Power or God. The word ki refers to the life energy that flows. through all living things. Therefore, Reiki means life energy that is guided by God.
A Reiki practitioner will transmit Reiki energy through the hands. The hands are above the body in various positions around the head, shoulders, stomach and feet.
Reiki energy balances a person’s energy and is a very relaxing experience. A treatment will usually release negative feelings or thoughts leaving the client feeling more positive with a feeling. of well being.
Healing often takes place and people have reported recovery from minor things like headaches, stomachaches, bee stings, tennis elbow, etc. Studies show that patients who receive Reiki treatments after surgery heal faster than patients who don’t receive treatment. Studies have shown that Reiki reduces or eliminates post-partum depression. Reiki is used in conjunction with medical and psychological treatments.
The ability to do Reiki is innate within everyone. By taking a Reiki class, an attunement is given to the student which is like turning on a switch that, in effect, turns on one’s Reiki energy. We all. have the ability to be healers.