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The name reiki is derived from two Japanese words, rei meaning universal and ki means life force.
We are made up of a Universal energy that emanates within and beyond our physical body. Reiki is a natural therapy that gently helps to balance this energy and brings health and well being to the recipient. Practitioners are able to access it to facilitate healing and spiritual growth for themselves and help guide it to others. Reiki flows through the practitioner from an unlimited source of Universal energy that they then channel to depleted or unbalanced energy centers that are located throughout our bodies. When it is practiced routinely it can promote good health. It is also an effective complementary therapy that can be combined with any medical treatment. This is not a replacement for professional medical care, but is meant to enhance our capacity for healing.
There is no need to follow any religious belief or dogma in order for this therapy to work. The only requirement is for the recipient to be open to receiving the Reiki energy. The practice of Reiki can be easily embraced by all walks of life. This type of energy work involves all aspects of our being, mind, body and spirit. By addressing these aspects as a whole we can bring harmony to our lives and avoid manifesting disease.
What does a session look like?
You should arrive at your session in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. There is no need to remove any clothing for treatment, but tight fitting or restrictive clothing may distract from relaxation. You may want to remove jewelry and watches for increased comfort, but this is not necessary to receive energy work. It is a good idea to wear socks as you will be asked to remove your shoes for the session and this will help to maintain warmth. Sometimes during deep relaxation body temperatures can drop.
It is necessary to remove eye glasses.
Energy work can be performed in a variety of positions depending on the need of the recipient. It is most commonly administered while the recipient is lying face up on a massage table. Pillows will be used under your knees and head for added comfort. If there is a situation where lying on a table is not possible due to a condition or if a table is not available, you could have a session done while seated in a chair or laying on a bed.
Soothing music is usually incorporated into your session to help achieve relaxation. If you prefer a different selection of music or no music at all do not hesitate to share that with your practitioner. Their goal is your comfort. Other techniques that may be intregrated are sound therapies, crystals and aromatherapy.
The treatment itself consists of the practitioner placing their hands gently on or slightly above the clients body in a series of hand positions. If you are receiving a back technique you will be asked to turn over onto your stomach. Again, if this is not possible the work can be done while seated in a chair or laying on your side.
During the session the client usually reaches a very relaxed meditative state. When the session is completed you will be gently awakened from this relaxed state and given ample time to return to full awareness.
A typical healing session is 60 minutes. We work in home, in hospital (Bayhealth Kent General) and in studio sessions.