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Reiki - Is that English?

Reiki is pronounced [RAY key], and no, the word is not English, its Japanese. It comes from the Japanese words (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”.

The next question I usually get is, “What in the world is THAT?” A different explanation is needed depending upon the person to whom I am speaking. It is best to tailor the explanation to the needs of the specific person. Some are ready to learn more than others. Most explanations of Reiki are best taken in small steps letting the inquirer lead the way with questions.

Simply put, Reiki is a therapy done by placing the hands in a series of positions over a fully clothed person. Reiki can involve touch, but also can be performed by the practitioner holding their hands above a person. Reiki promotes healing by activating the relaxation response and helping the body to balance itself from a very deep level.

The Johns Hopkins Medicine website defines Reiki as “a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body, as in “laying on of hands.” … In a Reiki session, the practitioner is seeking to transmit Universal Life Energy to the client. The intention is to create deep relaxation, to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing.”

Another question asked is, “How does Reiki work?” No one really knows the answer to this. However, I can say that Reiki allows positive energy to flow into the body through the hands of the practitioner and it balances the energy in the body. This positive energy has been scientifically shown to relax the mind and body which decreases pain levels and speed healing. It is being used in hospitals around the world. Reiki can only do good and can never cause harm.

A Reiki therapy session says more than words ever can. Schedule an appointment today and experience Reiki for yourself.

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