What is Reiki?
Reiki, pronounced ray-key, is a Japanese natural healing technique that focuses on energy (the laying on of hands) to promote healing, stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki is the combination of two words; Rei meaning universal spirit, higher power or God and ki referring to the life energy that flows through all living things.
The treatment works to unblock energy sources in your body. A Reiki practitioner's hands will move along the body (without necessarily touching it) and act as a conduit for the energies traveling through the body. The treatment works to unblock the seven major chakras, or energy sources, in your body, to allow energy to flow more freely. The experience is a personal one for each client. You may feel pockets of heat or cold, tingling, see different colours, shapes or memories in your mind's eye. The experience is unique to you.
Reiki is an especially useful treatment for stress, anxiety and emotional/spiritual concerns.