Reiki is a form of energy work that brings relaxation and healing to clients. By definition Reiki stands for universal life energy and is an experience that works holistically on the mind, body and spirit. The intention of a Reiki session is to relieve stress and accelerate the body’s ability for natural healing. By working with the subtle vibrational field that surrounds the body Reiki works to promote balance throughout the entire energy system.
A Reiki session is performed with the client fully clothed and resting on a massage table. A typical session may include the practitioner moving their hands to various locations around the client’s body. The practitioner’s hands at times may make light contact with the body or hover slightly above the body as the Reiki energy is directed to the client’s energy field.
While each Reiki session will provide a different experience many clients report a state of deep relaxation after a session. Clients may experience warmth, shift in vibration, tingling, coolness and some report no sensations at all. Each experience is unique and one is not “better” than another.
As an alternative healing modality Reiki is becoming more prevalent in the medical community. According to a American Hospital Association survey, Reiki is now in the top three complementary in-patient therapies in US Hospitals. Twenty-Five percent of hospital patients are requesting healing touch therapies such as Reiki with massage therapy being number one at thirty-seven percent. In addition, over 800 hospitals offer Reiki education as part of their services.
Sessions can be scheduled for thirty minutes up to an hour and may also be combined with a Reflexology session.