What is Reiki?
The word Reiki (pronounced ray-key) 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.".
Open the flow of Life Force energy throughout your body with this gentle hands-on healing method. Reiki can provide relaxation and stress reduction while promoting a general sense of well-being. It works to balance the body’s overall energy system supporting its innate healing ability.
Reiki treats the cause, not the effect
Reiki, however, is more than just the actual laying of hands, it is a System of Healing. Reiki is comprised of the hands-on energy, the Reiki Precepts, Attunements (which no other healing modality has), specific Symbols used in treatments to amp up the energy or work on a specific issue or to collapse time and/or distance, specific hand positions for treatments, and techniques to assist the practitioner when working with a client.
The International Center for Reiki Training has estimated that there are 4,000,000 people throughout the word who have taken at least one level of Reiki training. There are three traditional levels of expertise.
*Reiki is recognized as a complementary Health Care practice by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health within the US Department of Health and Human Services. C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., Founder, American Holistic Meeical Assocition says, “Reiki is on e of the leading safe Energy Medicine approaches.”
According to the Center for Reiki Research, studies show solid evidence of positive effects on Reiki on depression and stress as well as on the well-being of the Reiki practitioner. Suggested evidence of positive effect occurred with patients with chronic illness. Eighty-three percent of their studies showed evidence of therapeutic results relating to conditions of pain, mood, anxiety and stress.
As the benefits of Reiki are discovered, it is increasingly beign offered in clinical settings. Reiki is one of the most requested complementary in-patient therapies in US hospitals, according to the American Hopsital Association.
*Excerpt from The Reiki Journey by Ginny Mackles
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation, feelings of peace, security and well being. Reiki will compliment all medical treatments and has been reported to reduce negative side effects, shorten healing time, reduce or eliminate pain, reduce stress and help create optimism.
In a session, the client lies down on a massage table fully clothed except for shoes. The Reiki practitioner will gently rest her/his hands on your body in a pattern of positions which covers your head, trunk and legs.
A session usually lasts between 45 - 60 minutes depending on the client.
me for a Reiki Session at
For more info on the system or Reiki, please follow this link to The Reiki Journey, an ebook written by Ginny Mackles, my Reiki Master Teacher: