What is Reiki?
Reiki is a healing technique that originated in Tibet and has been practiced for over 2,500 years.Strictly speaking, reiki means Universal Life Force Energy. It is one of the more widely known forms of healing through direct application of Chi, or a force very similar to Chi.
Chi is the term used by the Chinese mystics and martial artists for the underlying force the Universe is made of.
What does Reiki do?
It is believed that reiki can relieve pain, boosts the immune system and relieves acute problems. This is believed because physical manifestations of pain are often linked to emotional, mental and spiritual states. Reiki goes beyond the symptoms to treat the root cause of the disease. When we treat only the symptoms, we do not always get to the root of the issues.
How is Reiki performed?
Reiki practice consists of the Practitioner placing their hands in different positions upon the person to whom is receiving the treatment. This is done with the intent for 'optimal facilitation' for healing to occur, and then the energy begins flowing.
The Reiki Practitioner uses their hands to channel Energy from the Universe to the client's body so they can begin to balance and reconnect to their own intrinsic healing system.
The main distinction between Reiki and other energy healing techniques is that a Practitioner can channel the Reiki Energy through their hands, then it is shared or 'given' to the 'receiver'.
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