Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique, which complements other health care practices and has been found to enhance the body's ability to heal itself physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Stress, trauma, and illness restrict the natural flow of ki (chi) or “life force energy” through the body. By restoring the flow of life force energy, the body’s ability to relax is improved and thereby boosting the body’s ability to heal itself. Although one session may be adequate for short-term relaxation, longterm imbalances in the body requires multiple treatments in order to allow the body to reach the level of relaxation necessary to bring the system back into balance. In order to get the most out of each session, commitment is required on the client’s part (e.g., willingness to make lifestyle changes).
During the session, the client is asked to lie down as he/she remains fully clothed. The majority of the session will involve the Reiki Master holding her hands about 2-3 inches above the client’s body. If guided to do so, the Reiki Master will ask permission to place her hands on your body but only in a manner acceptable to you and within the legal limits of her practice. Once the session begins, life force energy flows through her hands, which may be experienced by the client as heat, coolness, vibrating, tingling, a light pressure, a slight pulling sensation, or nothing at all. Sometimes after a healing session the client can go through a “cleanse” which could be experienced as anything from “feeling down” to “euphoria”. It is caused by blockages being released from the body detoxing, which usually passes after a few days. It is encouraged to drink plenty of water and to rest as needed after the session is completed.