Traditional Reiki is an energy therapy rooted in Japanese culture that is known to enhance and support overall relaxation and healing in the body. It is a gentle and subtle form of energy work using life force energy (otherwise known as Ki or Qi) that flows through all living things. Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness. Reiki helps support and enhance the body’s natural healing abilities to help move these blocks. Improving the flow of energy around and through the body can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.
The experience of Reiki is subjective, changeable, and sometimes very subtle. People often comment how comforting they find the experience of Reiki to be. Some fall into a deep, sleeplike meditative state. Sometimes the experience of Reiki can be a dramatic emotional release. While for others, it may be uneventful, although they feel somehow better afterward. Some people experience heat in the practitioner’s hands, sometimes the practitioner’s hands feel refreshingly cool.
Other common experiences are subtle pulsations where the practitioner’s hands are placed or cascading waves of pulsations throughout the body. The most common experience is an almost immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation.
Following a Reiki session, many clients have reported an experience of restoration, clarity, and lightness. On a much deeper level, it can support a path of healing for an individual by gently bringing awareness to areas within the body that hold emotional or energetic stagnation.
Reiki is relaxing, gentle, and blends beautifully with Therapeutic massage.