I recently had the pleasure of spending several days in Southeast Michigan learning the practice of Reiki from Reiki Master WIlliam Lee Rand. It was a truly transformative experience, and I'm so excited to begin offering Reiki sessions to my clients!
Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by a "laying on hands" technique and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" (chi or ki) flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "the Higher Power or God's Wisdom" and Ki which is "life force energy." So Reiki is actually "spiritually-guided life force energy."
Reiki works in conjunction with the body's natural electrical system, focusing on - but not being limited to - the body's seven main energy centers (chakras). The Reiki practitioner has been attuned to healing symbols and can act as a "conduit" between an individual and the "spiritually-guided (or 'universal') life force energy."
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Though it is never guaranteed, many have reported miraculous results. Everyone (adults, children), everything (animals, plants), and every situation can benefit from Reiki!
Wishing you wellness ~ Rachel