What is Reiki?

Reiki kanji
Reiki Kanji

Reiki is Japanese for “Universal Life Force Energy”. It is a gentle, balancing energy that treats all levels of the human being – body, mind and spirit – to promote healing and restore wholeness. Reiki treatment can stand alone or it can be used as a loving, supportive complement to other forms of health care. It may have some or all of the following benefits:

  • Easing pain and discomfort
  • Reducing the effects of trauma and stress
  • Increasing the effectiveness of the immune system
  • Inducing a sense of calmness and balance
  • Accelerating the body’s natural healing process
  • Expanding one’s understanding of oneself and others

A traditional full-body treatment takes about one hour, although a session can be as long or as short as desired. Both client and practitioner remain fully clothed.

The effectiveness of Reiki healing does not depend upon one’s belief system; only on one’s willingness to receive the healing energy.