What is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient healing technique that works with the energy in and around the body to promote stress and anxiety reduction and relaxation. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
Energy flows through all living matter. When we are stressed and anxious we carry around negative energy which can cause blocks in our meridians and chakras. These blocks are thought to be the cause of pain and dis-ease. Doctors treat the physical symptoms but often fail to treat or even acknowledge the source of the problem.
This is where energy healing comes in. Energy healing is based on the belief that the body consists of energy moving in channels around and through the body. A Reiki practitioner has been trained to scan and feel these blocked areas and to get the energy properly flowing again. 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.
Because of the mind body connection, a patient must commit to not only having Reiki treatments but also to making the positive changes necessary in their lives to start feeling better.
Reiki is not a religious practice. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known mental and physical illness. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. Reiki is safe for anyone! Babies and children enjoy the peaceful calming effects of Reiki. Even pets enjoy it!
What happens during a Reiki session?
You will lay comfortably on your back, fully clothed on a table. Kelly will use a crystal healing bowl to cleanse your chakras and put you in a relaxed state of mind. If you choose to do so, she will then lay crystals in various areas of your body as you lay relaxed on the table. Reiki involves no touch or very light touch at various points of the body. Some people feel a warm sensation or a peaceful state of calmness, some fall into a deep sleep. A treatment usually lasts 45 mins and ends with the crystal healing bowl and a cleansing saging.