Reiki is a method of stress reduction and relaxation that also
promotes healing. The technique was developed in Japan and is administered by the
laying on of hands. It is based on the idea that all living things have a special
energy flowing through them called life energy. When your life energy is high, you'll
feel strong and confident, be more relaxed and centered, and less likely to get sick.
When it is low, you'll often feel tired, be more easily affected by stress, and less
resistant to illness.
A Reiki treatment is a way of increasing your life energy. A practitioner will transmit
Reiki to the client through the hands. The hands are lightly placed on or near the body
in various positions around the head, shoulders, stomach and feet. Sometimes a
practitioner will also treat above the body.
A treatment can feel like a warm glowing radiance that flows through the body. It is a
very relaxing experience and some clients report the body feeling heavy as it relaxes
and yet the spirit or emotions feeling light at the same time. A treatment will usually
release negative feelings or thoughts, leaving the client feeling more positive, light
hearted and with a feeling of well-being.
Sue Freeman, RMT,