The Japanese holistic healing technique of Reiki uses a light touch and energy for reduction of stress and relaxation. It is often referred to as palm healing or hands-on-healing.
We know that energy is all around us and within us. Reiki works on the principle that if our energy is blocked, is in excess or lacking then we are more likely to become sick or to be affected by stress in our lives.
Everyday stresses, food choices and toxins in our environment can all impact our energy. Also, trapped emotions from events in our lives, past lives and genetic memories from past generations will also have an effect on our energy.
A Reiki treatment is carried out fully clothed, lying on a massage table. The practitioner facilitates anything that you need at the time. Where the energy is lacking, they will channel the universal energy that is all around us; where there are trapped emotions, they facilitate the release of these emotions. They assist with balancing the energy within the body and bringing flow where energy is stuck or blocked.
Reiki treats the whole person, the body, mind, and spirit, and has many beneficial effects. These include, relaxation, a sense of peace and calm, security and well-being. It can make us less reactive to everyday events and better able to deal with stress in our lives.
Reiki is a spiritual practice but is not religious. It promotes a desire to improve oneself, to be the best that we can; compassionate to ourselves and others, kind, generous, patient and joyous.