Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The founder of Reiki Dr. Mikao
After much education, he decided to become a priest/monk and it was during this time, on a 21-day fast, in a cave on Mount Kurama that he had a miraculous experience where he saw Sanskrit symbols. It was these symbols that made him see clearly the healing practice he had taken years to develop.
What to expect during a Reiki session
Reiki is administered through the laying of hands in a quiet setting where you can easily close your eyes and allow healing to happen. There is no manipulating of tissue during this treatment, after a brief consultation to determine your needs, the Reiki energy will be administered. You will feel your body begin to relax, and healing taking place. No experience is ever the same as we are ever changing beings with different needs day-to-day. Reiki had been known to help with stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain
You can read more on the science behind this form of energy healing in this article on the Elephant Journal ‘How Reiki Works—The Science Bit’