What Is Reiki?

An unseen energy flows through all living things and has a direct effect on the quality of a person’s health. This has been part of the wisdom of many indigenous cultures since ancient times. This life force energy goes by many names, Yoruba in Africa, Ti in Hawaii, Ki in Japan, Qi in China and Prana in India. It has also been referred to as Orgone Energy. Science has referred it as a “bio-field energy”.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It is administered by the “laying on of hands” by a Reiki Practitioner or Master. Reiki, as in other ancient traditions, is based on the idea that an unseen “Universal Life Force Energy” flows through all living things. This “Universal Life Force Energy” is was causes all living things to be alive. If a person’s “Universal Life Force Energy” is low, then they are more likely to get sick or feel stressed. If it is high, they are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words “Rei” which means “The Higher Power” and Ki which is “Universal Life Force Energy”. So Reiki is actually “The Higher Power’s Universal Life Force Energy.”

What Is A Reiki Session Like?

Reiki is administered through the hands of a trained Reiki Practitioner, with the client lying fully clothed on a massage table. A Reiki session usually lasts between 45 minutes to an hour (shorter session are also available). The Reiki Practitioner places his/her hands at locations around the client’s head, shoulders, chest, abdomen, legs and feet. tissues/muscles are not manipulated. The Practitioner’s hands are held at each location, lightly touching (or slightly raised above) the aforementioned body locations. Reiki life force energy flows from the Practitioner’ hands and into the clients body and energy field.

A Reiki treatment feels like a warm glowing radiance that flows through and around the body. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation, feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported life changing results.


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Reiki energy allows muscles to relax, increasing blood flow to the treated areas. This, in turn, initiates the healing process. Client’s report the results are many, including stress reduction, relief from headaches, upset stomach, body aches and sprains. Reiki also promotes psychological healing including the release of anger, fear, worry, sadness and other toxic feelings, replacing them with self-worth, confidence, tranquility and balance. Occasionally, miraculous results are also reported.

Reiki has become popular with the medical community, with over 800 hospitals across the U.S. offering Reiki as a standard part of hospital care. A research study at the Hartford Hospital in Connecticut indicated that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86%, reduced pain by 78%, nausea by 80% and anxiety by 94%. In addition, nurses reported that Reiki helped patient’s heal faster, reduced pain, stress and improved mental attitude and appetite. They reported that Reiki also helped to reduce the negative side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other medical procedures.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping to reduce the symptoms of virtually every known illness and malady. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques, to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Metaphorically speaking, undergoing a Reiki treatment is like getting your body’s battery recharged! Enhance your quality of life by calling or emailing for further details about how to set an appointment to receive a Reiki treatment.

Shaliss Padilla, Reiki Master Teacher

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