Reiki is made up of two Japanese words. The first, “Rei” means “universal spirit”. The second, “Ki” means “energy”. Reiki is the Universal Life Energy that affects us on all levels – mind, body, and spirit. Reiki promotes the body’s balance and harmony, enabling the system’s natural ability to heal.  The philosophy is that when this universal life force energy is low a person may feel illness or stress and so the goal is to raise the Universal Life force or energy to a higher vibration.

In a treatment session, the patient lies fully clothed on a massage table. The practitioner gently places their hands on the body or a few inches above the body.  It is a deeply relaxing and calming experience for the person receiving Reiki.  Sessions can range from an hour to an hour and a half.

Reiki is beneficial for:

  • Stress reduction/perception, stress-related aliments
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Emotional balancing
  • Self-esteem / self-worth
  • Mental clarity
  • Problems sleeping
  • Pain reduction or elimination, releasing tension in the body
  • Maintaining general wellness
  • Making or handling changes in your life
  • Managing trauma, grief, loss
  • Healing from sexual / physical / emotional abuse
  • Treatment during pre and post-surgery (relaxation before surgery, reduce recovery time, and help with pain management)
  • Reducing side effects of medications or treatments (including individuals with cancer)
  • Coping with chronic conditions
  • Improving the immune system
  • Individuals in hospice care