Reiki is an ancient and revered practice that promotes and accelerates healing and balancing the body, mind, and spirit through the laying-on-hands. Reiki (pronounced ray-key), is a Japanese word that translates as 'Universal Life Energy.' A Reiki practitioner has the ability to focus and direct this energy by simply placing their hands on the body of the person receiving treatment. Reiki is not a spiritual belief system and in no way contradicts any individual religious belief. It is instead, a simple and gentle transfer of energy that accelerates the body ability to heal physical and emotional ailments, while opens the mind and spirit to the causes of disease and pain, the necessity for taking responsibility for one's life, and the joys of balanced wellness. The energy offered through the Reiki initiate is universal energy which fills their whole being with energy as it flows though their body and out of their hands.
A Reki treatment is often experienced as gentle, relaxing and meditative. The receiver lies or sits in a comfortable position. There is no need to disrobe as this energy moves through clothing and even casts. A complete treatment lasts about 2 - 2 1/2 hours. During this time as a Reiki practitioner I would allow my hands to rest gently for about 3-5 minutes or more in each of a number of positions corresponding to the major organs, chakra energy centers, and endocrine glands of the body. The receiver needs only to relax and receive, often setting into a deep state of relaxation, peace and well being. Many sense a feeling of heat from the practitioner's hands. Emotions are sometimes touched and released. Reiki is an intelligent energy that knows where has to go in the body and just how much energy is required. In fact, sessions can also be experienced remotely. You can receive the same benefits of an in-person session, while asleep in the comfort of your own home.
The energy of Reiki is always offered to support the highest good of the receiver and is accepted and used on that level.