WHAT IS REIKI?
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means
"God's Wisdom or the Higher Power"and Ki which is "life force energy".
So Reiki is simply spiritually guided life force energy.
We all know what stress can do to your beautiful body. The scientific and medical communities have been focusing intently on the link between stress and diseases of the body and mind. Our western medicine is just now getting up to speed with what the ancient traditions and cultures have known all along: the mind, body and spirit are not functioning independently of one another, quite the contrary, in fact. ANY stressor - mental, emotional or physical can have a profound effect on the well-being of your whole Self if not processed properly.
The energy systems in the healthy body are naturally in balance, but they can be disrupted by stress over time. This may have physical manifestations such as pain, illness and disease; or, mental and emotional manifestations such as depression, anxiety, addiction, and self-abuse. A Reiki practitioner is trained to channel energy from the Universal Energy Source, which flows through his or her hands to the body of the receiver. The result is the rebalancing and strengthening of the body, mind + spirit, and the opening of energy blockages.
Reiki treats the WHOLE person, which promotes relaxation and feelings of peace. This beautiful and powerful energy goes where it needs to go, heals what needs healing. Reiki is a perfect complement to all other medical or healing therapies to help relieve side effects and accelerate recovery time. Reiki is not a religion, and you do not have to be a spiritual person in order for it to be effective. It is a natural and safe method of healing that every living being can use.