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”.
The Five Reiki Principles:
- Just for Today, Don’t Get Angry
- Just for Today, Don’t Worry
- Just for Today, Be Grateful
- Just for Today, Work Hard
- Just for Today, Be Kind to Others
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.
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. Singing crystal bowl or reiki music is sometimes played with little outside distractions. Each session includes a guided meditation and suggestions for aromatherapy, crystals and more for ultimate relaxation. You may also request chakra balancing or integrative astrological energy. Cathy is a Registered Usui Reiki Master Teacher trained by Jean Wilker and has also been trained in Holy Fire II® Karuna Reiki Master Teacher with William Lee Rand. She enjoys teaching all levels of reiki. You can schedule a distance session or register for a class or reiki share event.