Reiki is not a religion. It is a Japanese healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch. This touch (not necessarily physical) activate the natural healing processes of your body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Reiki is a technique that reduces stress and help with relaxation that also promotes healing. It’s administered by "lying on hands" and is based on the idea that unseen "life force energies" flow through us. These energies are what cause us to be alive. Should your "life force energy" feel low, you are more likely to get sick or feel stressed, and if it is high, you are normally more capable of being happy and healthy.
How is a Reiki treatment given?
In standard treatment, Reiki energy flows from the Reiki Healer’s hands into the client. The client, usually lies on a massage table, but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or standing. The client remains fully clothed. The Reiki Healer places his hands on or near the client’s body in a series of hand positions. Each position is held for approximately three minutes or longer, depending on the client’s needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts between 45 and 90 minutes.
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Sometimes clients report that a treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around them. Reiki treats the whole person including the body, mind and spirit. It also creates other beneficial effects such as relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many people have reported miraculous results from Reiki.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to promote recovery and relieve side effects. Reiki works in conjunction with any medical or psychological treatment. If one has a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that one see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving Reiki.
Reiki energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care and any other method of alternative care, to improve the results.
Reiki is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.