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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Rich

What is Reiki?

REIKI (pronounced "ray-key") is a Japanese technique for relaxation and stress reduction. Reiki is also known to enhance healing on a number of levels (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual); it is adaptogenic and will support you on whatever level you need it to do so.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it isn't a religion, and doesn't require any special belief system. Reiki was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900's.

As in many spiritual traditions, Reiki is given through a simple "laying on of hands". Even though the Reiki energy is powerful, it is always experienced as gentle, nurturing and comforting.

The word "Reiki" comes from two Japanese words: "Rei" and "Ki". Rei refers to an all-encompassing higher knowledge and guidance. Ki translates as the non-physical energy or life force which supports the creation and existence of all that is alive. So, Reiki can be defined as universal life force.

While you may think that this sounds a bit "woo-woo", take a look at the First Law of Thermodynamics here which states "that energy can neither be created or can only be transferred or changed from one form to another".

Reiki can be given to yourself or someone else. While this usually involves the laying on of hands, Reiki can also be sent without physical contact. Reiki can help almost any physical, emotional, or spiritual difficulty. Reiki also complements other traditional and non-traditional therapies. Reiki works through positive energy to strengthen and reinforce; it guides itself to the areas and issues within the person needing healing.

What does it feel like to receive Reiki? For me personally it feels like I just got the best rest of my life; I also feel calm and clear minded. Some people feel warmth, some see swirling colors, some feel an overall sense of deep relaxation. Some clients don't feel a thing during their session, but they experience a feeling of being deeply grounded and intensely calm afterwards.

You are fully clothed during your Reiki session; pillows and blankets are used to help you feel completely supported and comfortable.

Who can benefit from Reiki?

Reiki is wonderful for everyone, but it is especially useful to people:

* undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments *undergoing major, life altering stress (recent death in the family, etc) *experiencing anxiety/panic disorders or PTSD *undergoing a major life change (divorce, empty nest, etc) *feeling overwhelmed and/or overstimulated *who are caregivers to a loved one with a chronic illness

Interested in knowing more about Reiki? Call 407-733-1783 for a free phone consultation or book an appointment here.

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