Have you ever heard the word Reiki? What is it and how does it work? Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that helps to move energy, reduce stress and help one to relax while promoting healing. Some people describe it as “laying on hands” over a persons body to help with the process of healing. The word Reiki means “rei” (spiritual or Higher power) and “ki” (vital or life force energy). Reiki was discovered by a Japanese man named Mikao Usui. He used this method to help correct the imbalances in one’s body by moving the energy with ones hands to promote healing.

How Does Reiki Work?

Reiki is a simple method of spiritual healing that helps to improve ones body. A Reiki practitioner starts by placing their hands over client’s body starting at the crown of the head. They will continue to move energy down the body thru the right side and coming back up on the left side. They will finish by closing using hand motions and sweeping things away. Also, this practice can be used to assist in distance healing of people too.

How Can a Person Benefit from Reiki?

Reiki can benefit people by moving “stuck” energy in ones body. It can help in promoting to heal these areas too. To demonstrate, I have a headache and the Reiki practitioner places their hands around my head. I am able to feel the heat radiating off my head and I sense a vibration. The Reiki practitioner was working to “move” this stagnant energy out of my head area so that the headache dissipates.Here are some of the other benefits of Reiki.

  1. Moves energy in one’s body to become balanced
  2. Release blocks of energy in one’s body
  3. Promotes healing and recovery
  4. Promote relaxation
  5. Reduce Anxiety
  6. Improves Sleep
  7. Reduces Stress

Additional Benefits of Reiki

Some additional benefits of Reiki would be that the Reiki practitioner is able to clean and clear the chakras that may be “gunked up.” If you are not familiar with “chakras” please read my blog Chakras 101. Reiki is also known to help ease the pain or anxiety in people.

What do People Feel when being Administered Reiki?

Clients often tell me that the area may feel hot, vibrations or that they feel a sensation of pulling or moving within the body. Many times clients are able to tell me that the area that was most pragmatic for them has now been relieved of the pressure/pain it was causing. At the end of the treatment, clients often feel refreshed, positive and rejuvenated.

What to Expect from a Chicks Reiki Healing?

  1. The Chicks perform “Chair Reiki” which is done in a chair and is a quicker form of Reiki which is 15 minutes. (Other practitioners use a massage table and it is usually an hour long session).
  2. You will be fully clothed.
  3. The Chicks will hover their hands over different parts or one’s body which is a “predetermined sequence of hand placements.” This starts with the head and moves down to the feet and back up. They will feel the energy that needs to be moved or released before they go on to the next body area.

Lastly, the use of Reiki is beneficial in helping to move one’s energy that may be stagnant. Reiki also assists in helping to promote healing and easing of ones pain in the body. If you haven’t had Reiki give it a try, you will be amazed at the results that you will receive!