16 Oct What Is Reiki, Anyway?
Reiki is a form of energy work from Japan. It is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. Broken down Rei means universal or higher power, and Ki means life force energy. Together, Reiki translates to universal life force energy or spiritually guided life force energy. Life force energy flows through all of us, however, sometimes that energy can be low due to stress, health, and emotional issues. Many Reiki practitioners including Kelly, one of our massage therapists, incorporate working with chakras during a Reiki session. Chakras, from the Indian healing tradition Ayurveda, translates to wheel or disk. There are 7 major chakras in the human energy system. Each chakra corresponds to the health and vitality of specific parts of our anatomy, as well as specific emotions. During a Reiki session, the client lays down fully clothed on a massage table. The Reiki practitioner may lightly place their hands on the client or simply over them without touching, to channel the energy through them to the client. This helps balance chakras, relieve stress, promote relaxation, and healing. Because our chakras (energy centers) hold information about us, the Reiki practitioner may share information with you regarding a personal or health issue.Most clients report feeling very relaxed with a sense of being “lighter” after a session. Some report a slight light headedness, so be sure to get up slowly from the table and drink plenty of water afterwards.