Reiki is the Japanese word for “Universal Life Energy” and works to enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Reiki works with the subtle energy field around our bodies and the chakras to bring healing energy to body tissues, organs and glands. The process can be done with hands on or off the body, based on the preference of each client.
In reiki, clients lay down on a massage table while the practitioner follows a sequence of hand placements tailored to the client’s symptoms and goals (e.g., reduce headaches or release grief). Clients who have received reiki report that it has helped with:
- Reducing pain
- Improving anxiety and stress
- Decreasing nausea
- Promoting sleep and reducing fatigue
- Releasing emotional blockages
- Relieving depression