The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “Universal” and Ki which is “Life force energy”. The purpose of receiving Reiki is to balance our energy or Ki (also known as ʻchiʼ or ʻqiʼ).
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of holistic healing and self-improvement that
everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and
always fosters beneficial effects. It also works in conjunction with medical or therapeutic
techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
What is a Reiki session like?
The experience of a session is different for every person. Typically the recipient feels a wonderful glowing radiance which flows through and around them. Sometimes the person may feel more of a tingling sensation in the area being treated. A state of deep relaxation, combined with a general feeling of well-being, is usually the most noticeable immediate effect of the treatment, although emotional releases can also occur.
Reiki treats many levels of a person. Body, emotions, mind and spirit are touched,creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.
During a Reiki treatment, the recipient is asked to lie down on the massage table and relax. Loose, comfortable clothing is worn during the treatment so the energy can penetrate and permeate through the targeted areas. The client also has the option of covering up with a blanket if they wish.
The treatment begins with the practitioner placing their hands on the recipient in various positions. Practitioners, however, may use a non-touching technique where the hands are held away from the recipient’s body for some or all of the positions. The practitionerʼs hands are generally kept still for 5 minutes before moving to the next position. The technique, however, will vary depending on the particular needs of the client. Overall, the hand positions give a general coverage of the head, the front and back of the torso, the knees and the feet.
What problems can Reiki help?
Reiki is a practice which stimulates the natural healing process. Instantaneous “cures” of specific health problems are not usually observed. Multiple sessions are recommended if a chronic condition is being addressed. Reiki is commonly used to treat (note that this list is not all inclusive):
• Acute Pain
• Chronic Conditions (Arthritis, Diabetes, etc.)
• Accelerated Healing of Injuries/Surgery
• Side Effects of Other Treatments Such as Chemotherapy
• Lack of Energy
• Emotional Trauma
Regular weekly/monthly treatments are encouraged to achieve oneʼs optimal level of
Chris Keseling has been practicing Reiki for over 10 years and currently holds the level of Master. He has not only experienced the significant effects of Reiki firsthand but has also assisted many individuals with a wide range of conditions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chris via: firstname.lastname@example.org