|What is Reiki?
Reiki, a form of energy healing originating in Japan, involves a practitioner laying their hands on or over a patient to transfer energy. Like in acupuncture, certain areas, or chakras, on the body are targeted, and the method is most often used for relaxation, stress-reduction, and other conditions with a mind-body element. Reiki can treat pain, depression, and disease, and boost energy levels.
What happens during a treatment?
The practitioner will give a short explanation of what the treatment involves. You may be asked some details, including a brief medical history. You will be asked to lie down (or sit if this is easier for you). Treatment is given by the practitioner placing their hands gently on your body in a pre-determined sequence of hand positions, spending several minutes holding each position. These hand positions are non-intrusive and cover both the front and back of the body and are sometimes varied to give Reiki to areas where it is specifically needed. If you find any of the hand positions uncomfortable please tell the practitioner. The touch should be gentle, light and comfortable. You may feel sensations such as heat, tingling, coolness or throbbing under the practitioners` hands or in other parts of your body, or you may feel very little. Many people experience a sense of well being and relaxation, or fall asleep, sometimes a treatment is energizing. There is no right or wrong way to experience Reiki.