‘Reiki’ is the combination of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom” or “Higher Power”, and Ki which means “life force energy”. Just like Prana in the yogic tradition, Reiki is also a spiritually guided life force energy. Just as in yoga, Reiki treats the whole person including mind, body and spirit and guides one to the beneficial effects including the feeling of peace, security, happiness and well-being. Some reported deeper benefits and miraculous results of Reiki including as having helped with many illnesses and can work in conjunction with other therapeutic and medical techniques to promote recovery.
Reiki sessions are formulated to leave you feeling clear minded, and with a glowing radiance flowing through and all around you! I invite you to experience the self-improvement and spiritual aspects of this healing technique of Reiki.
Reiki energy allows muscles to relax and increases blood flow to treated areas, which in turn quickens the healing process. Practitioners and clients report help with stress, headaches, insomnia, upset stomach, sprains and other minor conditions. Occasionally, miraculous results are reported. Reiki also promotes psychological healing, including release of anger, fear, worry, sadness and other unhealthy feelings, and replaces them with self-worth, confidence and tranquility.
What is a Session Like?
Reiki is administered through the hands of a Reiki practitioner with the client lying fully clothed on a massage table. A session usually lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, and shorter sessions are also possible. The Reiki practitioner places his or her hands at locations around the head and shoulders, the abdomen and on the legs and feet. Tissue is not manipulated. The practitioner’s hands are simply held at each location, lightly touching or slightly away from the body. Reiki energy flows from the practitioner’s hands and into the client’s body and energy field. A Reiki session feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that surrounds and fills the client and includes feelings of relaxation, peace and well-being that also promote healing.
Yoga Garden is blessed with two Reiki Master’s on staff. If you do not see availability on a day or time that is convenient for you, please contact us with your desired date and time and we will work to accommodate you!
Deborah Dixon McKeand