Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that promotes relaxation and reduces stress. It can be administered by a Reiki Practitioner or Teacher by gently laying their hands on the body or slightly above or distantly. Rei is loosely translated as “universal wisdom” and Ki is “life force energy”.
Reiki is universal life energy (chi) that flows through us and facilitates the natural healing process. It does not harm and because it flows through us and not from us, our energy is never depleted. It is used in both eastern and western traditions. Reiki is used for reducing pain, relaxing and lessening stress, managing side effects and symptoms of illnesses and conditions, support through injury recovery and emotional and mental wellbeing. Reiki has a rich and sacred history founded in Japanese culture and based in Shinto.
It may be hands on or off, or through distance reiki. Reiki is sometimes paired with bodywork as well to help the body relax and adjust to proper pressure. A Reiki session is always done fully clothed with shoes off. A comfortable place to lie or recline while paying attention to temperature and environment is helpful in staying relaxed and open. Cathy trained through Jean Wilker and William Lee Rand in western reiki and completed all levels over a 2 year period. She has enjoyed teaching all levels of reiki in the past and continues to utilize the spirit of reiki with other healing modalities in work and in her personal life since 2012.