Reiki is a natural, non-invasive healing technique, which involves channeling universal life force energy through the hands of the practitioner to the client. It benefits the recipient on all levels:
physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. It can be transmitted in person or at a distance, with or without actual physical contact.
At our most basic level, we are made of energy.
Pain, illness, and disease are thought to be caused by disturbances, blockage, or imbalance in this energy. Reiki works at the causal level to restore energy, balance, and harmony so that the body can heal itself.
Deeply relaxing and restorative, Reiki treatment reduces pain, eases stress, enhances the immune system, and speeds healing. Studies have shown it to be effective for numerous conditions, including anxiety, allergies, depression, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. It it effective treatment in cases of broken bones, osteoporosis, muscle strains and sprains. People who receive Reiki report having more energy, sleeping better, and feeling happier and calmer overall. The benefits of Reiki are progressive and accumulative with successive treatments.
MY INTRODUCTION TO REIKI
I was first introduced to Reiki during a very stressful time in my life, when a friend offered to give me a treatment. During the session, I was amazed at the deep level of peace I experienced. I had never before felt so profoundly relaxed while still being completely awake. After the session, I continued to feel relaxed and calm; I was less anxious and was better able to cope with all the stresses I was working through. My sleep, which had been difficult, improved as well.
But my favorite experience with Reiki was seeing how it helped my grandmother. She was 103 years old, and had been healthy most of her life, but now had an infection in her foot. Her pain was excrutiating, and even the slightest movement as she lay in bed was unbearable for her. She was unable to walk, and in the wheelchair she would wince with pain if it jostled going over a crack in the sidewalk. When I went to visit her, a fellow Reiki practitioner and I 'teamed up' and did a treatment for her together. Grandma fell sound asleep on the table while we worked for a little over an hour. When we finished, we woke her; she got up off the table and walked out to the waiting room where my dad had been waiting. She had completely forgotten about her pain. Dad was astounded; a skeptical engineer, he had not expected Reiki would do much but had gone along to help Grandma in and out of her wheelchair. As he witnessed her walking down the hallway from the treatment room, he exclaimed, "Mother! Don't you want your wheelchair?" She responded, "Wheelchair? Why would I want that?"