Reiki practice came from Japan to the United States in the late 1930’s. Facilitated through gentle, non-manipulative touch, it helps balance our system, engage our inner resources, and move us towards a place of wellness.
How is a reiki treatment performed?
During a Reiki session (also referred to as a ‘treatment’), a practitioner places their hands lightly on a fully clothed client who reclines on a massage table or sits in a comfortable chair. Sessions can also be given in alternative settings, like a hospital bed.
In addition to receiving treatments from a practitioner, Reiki can be easily learned. A client can become a practitioner; able to treat themselves, friends or family. A qualified Reiki Master Teacher can provide simple instruction and initiation into the practice.
What is reiki used to treat?
Unlike many other complementary practices, Reiki sessions treat the whole person and not specific symptoms. A treatment balances, and as a result clients often report release or relief from unwanted symptoms, as well as an increase in overall feelings of peace, well-being, letting go, freedom, support, connection, balance and release.
There are no known contraindications for Reiki, meaning, there are no known reasons that a Reiki session should be avoided because of the potential to cause harm. It is generally regarded as a safe, non-invasive practice that does not compete with other interventions.
How often should I receive reiki treatments?
If you’ve never experienced a Reiki session, we recommend first that you come in and receive a Reiki session from a trained practitioner. If you’re experiencing an acute problem, or are going through a particularly challenging time, we recommend multiple treatments within a short period to provide the most balancing benefit.
Once you feel better, or if you’re coming to Reiki to maintain your wellbeing, regular Reiki treatments can really help. Many clients come monthly or bi-monthly, others come weekly or even yearly. You and your practitioner can decide on the optimal length of time between treatments that will support you in feeling your best.