The word Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese kanji for universal life-force energy.
Reiki is a Japanese holistic, light-touch, energy-based modality. Working as a support mechanism to the body, Reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of ki (life force energy) throughout the system, which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body's innate healing ability. Through a series of hand positions either directly on or just above the body, the energy worker allows for the flow of energy through their body. The client's body then draws off the amount of energy that is required. The simplicity of a Reiki session may raise some skepticism; however, after experiencing it, many clients keep coming back for more of those relaxing feelings. Reiki is simple and produces measurable results. It is power, light and love. Reiki transcends the man-made divisions of religion, economics, location, gender, and race.
Reiki is good for helping to relieve stress, anxiety, muscle pain, arthritic pain, edema, headaches, digestion concerns and much more. This modality can be used in conjunction with any other treatment and can be used on anyone.
Reiki is becoming more widely accepted by western medicine and cancer clinics as a way of easing stress and trauma done to the body by Chemotherapy. Reiki is already very much a part of the healing process with patients in the UK.
After a session it is recommended that the client rest for about 15 minutes and hydrate with a glass of water. It is possible that the client may feel light headed and should take their time – don’t feel rushed!