How is a Reiki treatment given?

In a standard treatment Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. It is important to note that the Reiki practitioner is a conduit to healing energy and not actually providing the healing energy. Meaning, Reiki energy flows through rather than is provided by one person. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, legs and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. Each position is held for a range of minutes, depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position.

What does a Reiki treatment feel like?

What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

What is Reiki?

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. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

Is it safe to receive Reiki treatments?

Reiki is safe for anyone in any situation. It is believed that Reiki energy works for the highest good of each person and can NOT cause harm.

Is Reiki based on a religion?

Reiki is not a religion nor based on any one religion; it is an energy healing modality. People from all religions (or no religion) can experience and benefit from Reiki. Reiki is universal. While Reiki is spiritual in nature, no belief is required. Reiki healing that is intended for you will work regardless of whether you believe in it or not.

Why should I get Reiki?

Reiki is a beautiful healing tool used to restore balance, to heal and to harmonize all aspects of the person - body, mind, emotions and spirit - and it can also be used to encourage personal and spiritual awareness and growth. Reiki can be used for relaxation, stress management, pain reduction, emotional and mental well-being and more.

How does Reiki work?

Your life force energy (qi or chi) flows through your body in channels called meridians, according to Eastern traditional medicine. If one of these meridians is blocked, you become ill, either physically or emotionally. Reiki unblocks these meridians, allowing your energy to flow freely, restoring the body and mind to a state of balance and health. It’s a cumulative healing effect. The level of healing in each session is dependent on the individual receiving Reiki. Reiki is used in both eastern and western traditions.

Why use sound healing in Reiki?

Every living cell has a frequency of vibration generated by its own electrical field. Cells communicate through both chemical and vibrational exchange. The wellness of an individual depends on the harmonious balance of cells. As cells interact with each other they also interact with the vibrational frequency of other organs and the body as a whole. Sound therapy/healing is effective in not only achieving a state of relaxation but it also has a way of moving energy through the body. Sound therapy has been known to help alleviate a variety of common symptoms such as stress, anxiety and more. Why use a Drum? Drums have been used in every culture for many purposes from religious rituals and other ceremonies, to sporting events, and as a way to communicate or signal. Drumming has been used therapeutically since ancient times.Research shows that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system, produces feelings of well-being, and helps release emotional trauma. Drumming can also induce relaxation and reduce stress. Why use Tuning Forks? Tuning forks provide sound therapy which helps induce a deeper state of relaxation. The soundwaves the fork produces restores the balance in the body's chakras, keeping the muscles, nervous system and organs in harmony. Why use Singing Bowls? Singing bowls have been created in most South-East Asian countries for centuries. Today this tradition is still strong, especially in Tibet, Nepal, India, and Japan and is beginning to see increasing demand from the West. When we relax with the sounds of singing bowls, our concentration improves and our emotional tensions and blockages are eased. The sound with its vibrations can ease mental or emotional pain (low self-esteem, worries, fear, anger, anxiety, depression, insomnia). Please note: Renew Holistic Wellness does not guarantee any of the above results. The healing from Reiki is as intended for the indivdiual receiving treatment and the individual's acceptance and openness to the treatment. Reiki and sound healing are not to be used in lieu of conventional medical care.

Why use aromatherapy in Reiki?

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. It is also called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health. Aromatherapy has a variety of benefits and has been known to help improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, treat headaches, ease physical discomfort, improve digestion, and boost immunity. Please note: Renew Holistic Wellness does not guarantee any of the above results. The healing from Reiki is as intended for the indivdiual receiving treatment and the individual's acceptance and openness to the treatment. Reiki and sound healing are not to be used in lieu of conventional medical care.

What are Chakras and how are they affected by Reiki?

According to Indian philosophy, the chakras are considered the centers of spiritual power and energy within our bodies. There are seven chakras and different colors/symbols represent each different chakra. Chakra balancing is the process of reaching balance between the spirit, body and health. This ensures a harmonious flow of energy throughout the body. From focusing on overall well being to feeling relaxed and grounded, each of the 7 main chakras has it's own unique importance. While our bodies are always in flux between balance and imbalance, Reiki can help ensure energy is moving and the Chakras are in concert and alignment.