Reiki is love,
Love is wholeness,
Wholeness is balance,
Balance is well-being,
Well-being is freedom
- Dr Mikao Usui
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement. Reiki energy seems to have an intelligence of its own, flowing where it is needed and creates the healing conditions necessary for the individual’s needs.
It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life-force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life-force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
As Reiki flows through a sick or unhealthy area, it breaks up and washes away any negative thoughts or feelings lodged in the unconscious mind/body thus allowing a normal healthy flow of energy to resume. As this happens, the unhealthy physical organs and tissues become properly nourished and begin functioning in a balanced healthy way, thus replacing illness with health.
A Reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. It treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
A complete Reiki session is offered to a fully clothed recipient, who is lying on a treatment table or sitting comfortably supported in a chair. Most commonly, Reiki is offered through light, non-invasive touch with the practitioner's hands being placed and held on a series of locations on the head and front and back of the torso. The placement of the hands should never be intrusive or inappropriate, nor should there be any pressure.