Reiki (pronounced Ray – Key) means Universal Life Force. It is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is a ‘light-touch’ or ‘no-touch’ therapy technique of energy healing that balances the chakras and restores the body’s energy to a balanced and healthy state. Reiki works through healing the source of energy blockages and allowing the body/mind/spirit to return to its natural state of balance and well being.
Reiki can be used for positive energy only, and can never be used to harm anyone. This is the Universal Law of Reiki. Reiki is handed down, is generational, and the Reiki practitioner receives Reiki and is attuned only through their Reiki Master.
During a Reiki session, energy is transmitted through hands hovering above important energy centers (chakras) to release blockages and support healing, based on the individual needs of each person. Crystal therapy, relaxing music and sound therapy might also be incorporated during each session.
Everyone has a different experience during and after a Reiki session. One may experience physical sensations such as tingling, warmth, coolness, a feeling of lightening or leaving the body, or a momentary twitch as energy moves through the body. Most experience Reiki as a universally relaxing, calming and grounding experience.
Sound therapy is applied by instruments that send audible sound waves directly into the body through the skin to promote healing and relaxation. Each organ, system and part of our bodies has a specific frequency, which certain sounds will resonate with. Sound affects the transmitters in our brains and can shift our brain wave patterns from Beta, to Alpha, to Theta. When the crystal bowl is played, the crystal sound is a form of vibrational healing medicine, which treats the human body as the vibrating field of energy that it is. The philosophy of vibrational medicine is that all illness and disease is caused by blockages in the channels (meridians) which feed our energy centers (chakras). The resonant frequencies of singing crystal bowls will assist in aligning the human body more easily than any other sound from instruments, machines or voice. The cleansing, clearing, aligning of chakras, reiki, and sound healing go hand in hand.
Chakras are areas of energy in the body that run from the base of your spine to the top of your head. There are seven basic chakras, each with a corresponding color and symbol. Each chakra has a role in balancing some aspect of our life physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When they are balanced and open, our lives will run smoother and in harmony, at the same speed, as a single mechanism. When they are blocked or imbalanced, these wheels begin to slow down and energy doesn’t flow evenly. Energy healing supports the energetic system in cleansing any constrictions we have and reinstates the flow of energy. This healthy energy will flow throughout the body which in turn will bring the chakras into alignment and in balance.
In this treatment, Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. Reiki is a special kind of life force that can only be channeled by someone that has been attuned to it through their Reiki Master. The practitioner places her hands above the clients body in a series of hand positions that delivers the Reiki life energy to the client. In general, when one’s energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance and Reiki can help to ease this by creating an overall sense of wellbeing. Crystals will be used during this treatment for additional healing, as well as sound healing through crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, chimes and bells. At the end of this session, most feel a deep sense of relaxation and more balanced and clear minded. Each session is customized, as everyone is different.