Reiki Information

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki 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."

How Does Reiki Work?

We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

What is a Reiki Session like ?

A Reiki session feels like a wonderful, warm radiance that flows through and around the client. The client lays on a massage table fully clothed. A standard session involves placing the hands on or over the head, torso, knees, and feet. Sessions last from 45 minutes to 1 hour.

What are the some conditions Reiki can assist with?

Tension, stress, headaches, migraines, back/neck/shoulder pain, stuck emotions: guilt/grief/anger, gastrointestinal distress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, surgical preparation & recovery, insomnia, blocked creativity, chronic conditions, side effects of chemotherapy and any kind of situation(present, past and future).

Who can learn Reiki?

Anyone with a desire can learn Reiki because it is very simple to learn and use. There are no prerequisites to learn Reiki Level I &II.

Can I learn Reiki, if I am sick, recovering or disabled?

Yes! Reiki will help you to heal, recover more quickly, and empower you to be the best you possible. Accommodations can be made for you in class to sit while giving treatments to others.

William Rand created the Center for Reiki Research
– www.centerforreikiresearch.org.

Anyone with a desire can learn Reiki because it is very simple to learn and use. There are no prerequisites to learn Reiki Level I &II.

“The purpose of this web site is to promote the scientific awareness of Reiki by providing a current list of evidence based research published in peer reviewed journals along with summaries of each of these studies. We also offer guidance and direction for those wanting to produce future studies. Also included on this web site is a list of hospitals, medical clinics, and hospice programs where Reiki sessions are offered.” " Reiki is one of the leading safe Energy Medicine approaches. The study summaries provided by the Center for Reiki Research are the best source for information on Reiki Research." - C. Norman Shealy, M.D. Ph.D., Founder, American Holistic Medical Association.