What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese healing modality used to promote relaxation and stimulate the body’s natural healing ability. In Japanese Rei- means spirit and ki- means life force energy.  It is believed by many that there is a universal energy that permeates our bodies.  The body uses this energy for healing itself from illness and injuries.  When we are stressed or carrying around old hurts we can cut ourselves off from this energy and dis-ease can manifest in the physical body.  A Reiki practitioner is able to channel this universal healing energy into people and even animals who are in need of healing.

During a reiki session, your safety and comfort are the main concern. The one hour session offered here at The Lotus Petal involves the client lying on a massage bed, fully clothed, with soft music playing in the background to promote relaxation.  Comfortable clothing, little jewelry, and shoes that are easily removable are suggested. Essential oils are used to enhance the treatment by using the energy contained within the oil to help direct the energy to where it is needed.  The practitioner uses her intuition and places her hands above or lightly touches specific areas of the body. This is never intrusive and the energy flows to where it is most needed.

The session starts with the practitioner placing her hands above your body and performing a scan of your energy field to intuitively pick up on any areas that may need healing.  A pendulum is used over the seven main chakras (energy centers) to determine if any of these energy centers need to be cleared of stuck energy usually caused by negative emotions that the client has been struggling to let go of.  The hand positions used in Reiki draw in the energy of the universe and channel this positive healing energy to the client’s chakras and any other areas in need of healing.  Debris from negative energy that was released from the session is cleansed as the session comes to an end.

The relaxing healing effects from a Reiki session can last for weeks and distant Reiki healings are just as effective as in person sessions because energy is not limited by time or space.  Many of the benefits of Reiki are:

  • Relaxation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Speeds up healing
  • Increases energy

Many of us do not take the time out of our busy lives to focus on keeping ourselves healthy.  We are so used to living in stressful environments that we do not even realize how stressed we actually are until an illness develops. At that point we have no choice but to slow down and take a long, hard look at how we have been living our lives.  Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself.  Taking an hour for yourself to relax, re-energize, and promote healing in our bodies, no matter what modality you choose, should be top priority. I love Reiki and feel that it played a big part in my own healing from cancer without any conventional medical treatments.  We need to protect our energy and be in tune with it so that we know when it is low and in need of a boost.  All of us are entitled to and deserving of this life force energy.  Do not let stress and negative emotions cut you off from it.  A Reiki session is a wonderful way to become aware of or reconnect with this amazing healing force.

Many Healing Blessings

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