What is Reiki?
Reiki (“ray key”) is a Japanese energy healing technique developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. Reiki is a form of hands-on natural healing that pulls from the universal life force energy. It is used all over the world in places including hospitals and hospices as it aids in healing by helping people become energetically balanced physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Although Reiki has a spiritual dimension it is not associated with any specific religion.
How Does Reiki Work?
The word Reiki comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which refers to the nonphysical energy that flows through everything that is alive, including plants, animals, and human beings. Although we can’t see it, this energy vibrates, which means that we (and everything else in the world) also constantly vibrate.
Reiki has a long healing tradition in medicine, particularly in the nursing world—it’s really safe and gentle.
Robert Graham, MD
Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness and disease. Reiki draws from the universal life energy to help the flow of our own energy and remove blocks, similar to acupuncture or acupressure. Improving the flow of energy in and around the body can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.
The body has seven main chakras which act as energy centers that control the flow of energy through the body. Reiki is used to realign the chakras restoring the bodies natural energy flow.
The Reiki practitioner is the conduit between the client and the source of the universal life force energy; the energy flows through the practitioner’s energy field and through their hands to the client. The energy does not come from the practitioner themselves.
What Happens in a Reiki Session?
During the treatement I will place my hands lightly palms down on or just above your body in specfic energy locations. Generally I will go through a series of 12 to 15 different hand positions. The length of time I leave my hands in each position is determined by the ebb and flow of energy through my hands at each location. There is no pressure, body manipulation or massage. Like water settling in the lowest location, the energy flows to where there’s a depletion.
Sessions are usually conducted in my Newport Beach studio, but, I can also visit you if circumstances make travel difficult for you.
How Can Reiki Help You?
Many people use Reiki for relaxation, stress reduction and symptom relief. They seek sessions to improve their overall health and well-being. A Reiki treatment may do the following;
Relieve pain, anxiety, and fatigue
Improve quality of life
Bring about a peaceful, deep state of relaxation
Dissolve energy blockages
Detoxify the body
Support the well-being of a person receiving traditional medical treatments that are debilitating (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, kidney dialysis)
Stimulate the body’s immune system
Stimulate tissue and bone healing after injury or surgery
Increase the vibrational frequency on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels
Help new mothers deal with Postpartum depression.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Reiki Safe?
Yes, unlike surgery or drugs, Reiki has no known side effects.
Does Reiki Really Work?
Yes, there have been numerous studies conducted which have proved the healing capabillities of Reiki. You can read about these on the Medical Studies page.
How Long is a Reiki Session?
Typical sessions last for about an hour, please allow extra time for your first session to allow for your intake paperwork to be completed.
Do you wear clothes during Reiki sessions?
Yes, you do wear clothes during Reiki so ensure that you wear something comfortable and loose fitting to allow you to fully relax during the session.
Does Insurance cover Reiki?
Insurance currently doesnt cover Reiki so sessions will need to be paid for at the start of the session.
Ready to try Reiki?
Whether you are suffering from physical, mental or emotional challenges, Reiki can help to get you back to the life you want to live and I look forward to helping you on that journey.
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