What is Reiki
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning “universal life energy”.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
What is a session like?
As a client receiving Reiki is meditative. You show up to the session similar to showing up to a meditation or a massage. As a client you are invited to share anything that might be causing you pain or discomfort either mentally or physically. You are then invited to lay down on a massage table. The Reiki practitioner will go to work. You will be asked if you prefer hands on or hands off treatment. the session can last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. You might experience burping, yawning, you might feel the urge to cough or clear your throat. You might even doze off during the session. All of this is ok and is simply energy moving through your body.
At the end of the session the Reiki Practitioner will “disconnect” from you and invite you to take your time to sit up, take a drink fo water and come back to present. The practioner will go wash their hands.
For a virtual session, all the same except it’s via a video conference call.
My beliefs about Reiki:
For me, Reiki aligns with me because I believe that our emotional traumas show up as physical pain or ailments. Personally, for years I have experienced debilitating bouts of back and hip pain. I could have gone to medical specialists and what not. I have been through a few rounds of physical therapy. However, I’ve always felt this pain was associated with some sort of emotional trauma or blockage of my mental state. I now practice using Reiki to move energy through my system to relieve the pain in my back & hips.
It’s my belief that our physical bodies are often a messenger for our mental and emotional well being.
I have had some great experiences offering Reiki virtually. If you have more questions please feel free to ask me. I welcome anyone and everyone to a Reiki session and please share this post to inform others.