What is Reiki

Founded in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, Reiki is a energy healing treatment which is non-invasive and safe.  Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”.

The root of Reiki healing is the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual connection and that disease is caused by imbalances of vital energy in the body and that correcting these imbalances promotes healing, Reiki has been proven to relieve chronic pain, assist in treatment of depressions, anxiety, stress reduction, relaxation and general holistic well being.  A Reiki healing session is performed by trained practitioners who use specific hand positions to encourage the flow of the client’s own energy and chakra system. During the session, different hand positions will be held above or lightly placed on the body.  During the session you may feel warmth, cold, tingling or no sensation at all.  I may see or feel colours, images or emotional waves which I will note and pass onto you after the session.  Reiki does not require any forceful manipulation, and it will not interfere with any of your other treatments.

Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing and is a complement to traditional medicine. With ongoing research and evidence Reiki today is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.

Recent research studies support the effectiveness of Reiki in patients dealing with all types of cancer. Released reports show that, when combined with traditional treatments, the use of Reiki can reduce stress levels, alleviate anxiety, improve relaxation and reduce perceptions of pain in patients with cancer.  According to the American Cancer Society, one research study showed that cancer patients participating in Reiki sessions were less likely to experience pain than those who were not participating in Reiki sessions.

Patient testimonials provide additional support for Reiki’s benefits. Patients have reported feeling more relaxed after Reiki treatments, even in the later stages of cancer. Patients have also reported feeling more mentally and emotionally balanced because of Reiki treatments. Some patients have even said that participating in Reiki treatments reduced the side effects they experienced because of cancer treatment, including nausea and vomiting.

Whether it is a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual healing you require; I encourage you to try a Reiki Session and see/feel the gentle yet life changing effects of this beautiful energy healing method.