As alternative techniques for improving health, such as yoga and meditation, acupuncture and reflexology, become more mainstream, more and more people are becoming aware of the flow of subtle energies in and around our bodies, and the connection between them and our health. Often, a deeper awareness follows which validates the ancient idea of 'life force energy', it's existence, and the belief in the necessity for it to flow freely to maintain health. We are alive because of the 'life force energy' that is flowing though us.
If our 'life force' is low or blocked, we are more likely to get sick,
but if it is high and free flowing, we more easily maintain health and
a feeling of well-being.
Reiki (ray-key) is
a technique that aids in keeping the life force energy flowing and our energies balanced. The
word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "the Wisdom
of God or the Higher Power" and Ki which is means 'life force energy.'
So Reiki means 'spiritually guided life force energy.'
The Reiki system
of healing is a technique for transmitting this subtle energy to yourself
and others through the hands into the human energy system. Reiki can help to accelerate healing, assist the body in clearing toxins, balance the flow of energy by releasing blockages and help you to contact your inner healer.
A treatment involves lying on a coach, fully clothed, whilst the practitioner places their hands on or over your body. It works holistically, treating the person's body, emotions, mind and spirit. It is usually extremely relaxing, often taking people into an altered state of awareness. People report feelings of warmth, coldness in areas, tingling, colours in their mind's eye or buried emotions surfacing. Whatever you feel or experience, the Reiki is healing where it needs to.