Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. It is administered by either “laying on hands” or “hovering” over the client and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick, feel stress, and often get “stuck” in lower energy blockages. If this “life force” is nurtured, we open new doors to health, happiness and spiritual growth (if we choose) in our lives.
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”. Therefore, Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
A Reiki treatment generally feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many Reiki clients have reported amazing results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone has the ability to receive as long as they remain open to receiving the energy. The experience of Reiki is sometimes very subtle. People often experience heat in the practitioner’s hands, but sometimes the practitioner’s hands feel refreshingly cool. Other common experiences are subtle pulsations where the practitioner’s hands are placed or cascading waves of pulsations throughout the body.
People often comment how comforting they find the experience of Reiki to be. An interesting study reported that recipients frequently feel that they are hovering in a threshold state of consciousness, simultaneously aware of their surroundings and deeply indrawn. Some people fall into a deep, sleeplike meditative state. For some clients, the experience of a Reiki session is very profound while for other clients, the first session may be more subtle- although they feel somehow better afterward. The most common experience is an almost immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation.
Reiki Healing can also work to promote: a relaxed energetic state, promotes physical/emotional/spiritual healing, clears/cleanses and balances your energy centers (chakra system), enhances your intuition and self-awareness, eases digestion, helps to relieve headaches, strengthens self-esteem, eases depression, helps with pain management, improves sleep and so much more!
Reiki is cumulative in that even people who don’t notice a drastic amount of change the first time usually have progressively deeper experiences if they continue with Reiki sessions. Changes can continue to unfold as the client’s day goes on: perhaps stronger digestion, sometimes a sense of tiredness due to releasing of major energy blocks, a sense of being more centered and less reactive, and sleeping deeply that night. (see Reiki-related blog posts for additional information on this topic)
I am a practicing Reiki Master (lineage, 7 removed from the founder, Dr. Usui) in the Tampa Bay Area (Florida) and provide both private Reiki Healing Sessions and Reiki Level 1, 2 and 3 (master level) private attunement classes by appointment only.
Please contact me if you are interested in either of these Reiki options (Classes available in both Tampa and Pinellas) and/or click here to SCHEDULE your session 24/7 from your computer or mobile phone.
** Currently availability includes openings at our Clearwater Healing Studio by appointment AND Thursdays at Enchanted Earth in Dunedin, FL as well. Please contact me for more information on scheduling your session.