Reiki, Healing Touch, Energy Healing – a simple hands-on healing technique that can assist the body heal illnesses, reduce pain and stress, deepen spiritual growth, restore balance, and bring greater vitality and abundance to your life. Since its rediscovery in the mid 1800′s by Japanese monk, Mikao Usui, Reiki has become the most widespread and fastest growing energy healing technique on Earth. Through practicing and receiving Reiki, countless individuals have experienced profound healing and personal growth.
There has been much recognition by various groups such as cancer patients that incorporate Reiki into their healing, recovery and treatment process for relaxation, pain relief, and assisting the body’s natural healing process. Reiki treatments are locally well recognized by the INOVA health care system and the Parkinson Foundation.
Reiki sessions are gentle and non-invasive and are done with the clothes on. Typically, a Reiki practitioner will have you lie on a massage table and will gently place their hands on your body at various locations such as the head, the shoulders, feet, hovering above the heart center, etc. There is very little movement and their hands will rest in one place for about five minutes before moving to the next position. Hand placements vary slightly from practitioner to practitioner, but generally, treatments begin at the head and end at the feet.
People seek Reiki healing sessions for a wide variety of reasons, from supplementing medical treatment to assisting in dealing with stress and emotional trauma. Many body workers, nurses and other health care practitioners routinely incorporate Reiki into their healing practices, giving them an added boost of energy. Receiving Reiki is deeply relaxing and leaves you with a sense of lightness and inner peace.