Reiki means “universal life energy” and is an ancient healing method that manipulates energy flow in the body. Reiki practitioners believe there is an energy force in and around the body. They believe that there is a flow of energy between the reiki practitioner and the receiver of the treatment. It is thought that reiki releases energy flows and allows the body’s own natural healing ability to work.
Please refer to Reiki, The Healing Touch by William Lee Rand for a detailed description of Reiki and how Dr. Usui rediscovered it.
During a treatment session, the client will remain fully clothed, except for possibly their shoes. The client will spend a little bit of time talking to the Reiki Practitioner about their needs. During the session the client will be lying on a massage table. The goal of the client is to relax. Many times, people simply fall asleep, or fall into a very deep altered state of mind.
The Reiki practitioner will first fills their body with the universal life-force energy, and then sends this energy out through their hands. Practitioners may give a light touch, but most do not over their points of the body that are able to exchange this energy. This energy will give client’s body, giving every cell an opportunity to heal, harmonize, and balance down to the DNA level, and return to its anatomically perfect state.
The treatment then proceeds from head to toes on the front side of the body, and then head to toes on the back, ending with body sweeps and sealing of the aura.
A full body treatment is generally a little over an hour. A full body treatment is the best course of action, even though the dis-ease may appear to be localized. Many times the cause of the dis-ease is located in a different area or on a different level than the physical manifestation of the dis-ease. Reiki can treat the underlying cause of the dis-ease, as well as the dis-ease itself.