Reiki (pronounced ‘Ray-Key’)

The word Reiki can be broken up into the two Japanese characters “Rei” and “Ki”. Rei translates into the work “light” and Ki translates in to the word “life-force energy”. Alongside conventional medicine, Reiki is often frequently offered in many clinics, wellness centers, and hospitals around the world. Reiki is a gentle, yet profound, non-invasive hands on modality which helps to balance the subtle energies within our bodies.on healing therapy. This helps to facilitate stress-reduction and relaxation, support effective immune-system function, enhance the body’s self-healing mechanisms, and replenish and nurture vitality. Reiki can be effectively used in combination with other therapies – both traditional medicine and alternative .It is very warm and gentle and encourages stress reduction, relaxation, and in turn encourages a natural healing response.

What to Expect During a Reiki Session with Kathy, Your Reiki Master

It is best to wear loose fitting clothing to go to a session. Kathy as your Reiki Master will normally have you in a relaxed atmosphere and have you lie on a table or sit in a chair fully clothed. Soft music will play in the background and usually your eyes will be closed. Kathy then will serve as the vessel that supplies healing energies where they are most needed. As your Reiki Master she will hold her hands either close to where the Reiki energy is needed by you, to help corrects any issues in that area A full Reiki treatment in my office setting usually lasts one hour. After the Reiki session It is always best to drink plenty of water to remove any toxins the body has released as part of its cleansing process.

Difference Between Reiki and Massage

While the benefits from Reiki and Massage are similar one cannot completely replace the other. Massage of course involves physical manipulation of muscles  that increases blood flow to help eliminate pain and also de-stress an individual.

Reiki involves the  energy systems of the body to help work on specific points that can not only help to ease physical pain and de-stress an individual but may make adjustments that are so powerful they can change ones emotional and spiritual health. The use of light touch or holding hands just above the body by the Reiki Practitioner helps to allow the restoration of balance and for the Reiki energy to generate healing heat through tapping into the flow of the life energy.

Though the Reiki Practitioner is the vessel that supplies the balancing/healing energies where needed it is truly the client that is the healer.  Reiki can never do any harm and is always acting for the highest good. Though it is not a cure for injury, disease, or ailment and should not replace treatment from a licenced health care individual it is an excellent compliment to superior medical care.