Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. www.reiki.org/faq/whatisreiki.html
Reiki therapy is beneficial for helping a person to heal on a spiritual, emotional and physical level.
Emotional pain is released through energy work. Physical and emotional tension is reduced as energy blocks are removed and muscles are relaxed during Reiki therapy. Reiki therapy may resolve a painful condition, while helping to relax a person and improving the ability to cope with pain.
Reiki therapy produces almost no side effects and is considered effective in balancing the inner and outer body. As the therapy involves a very light or no touch, it is also beneficial for patients who are experiencing a high degree of pain or cannot be touched.
What to expect during a session
A Reiki session is conducted fully clothed while lying on a treatment table
With light to no touch from the practitioner's hands they are placed and held on a series of locations on the head and front and back of the torso.
What you Might Feel
Common experiences are subtle pulsations where the practitioner's hands are placed or cascading waves of pulsations throughout the body. A feeling of warmth or heat where the practitioners hands are placed.
People often comment how comforting they find the experience of Reiki to be. Sometimes the experience of Reiki is dramatic, while for other people, the first session in particular may be uneventful, although they feel somehow better afterward. The most common experience is an almost immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation.
Besides the immediate experience of the Reiki, you may notice other changes that continue to unfold as the day goes on: perhaps stronger digestion, a sense of being more centered and poised and less reactive, and sleeping deeply that night.