What is Reiki? A Different Way of Healing

Are you interested in trying out a different way of healing? Try out Reiki! According to the Reiki Association, reiki is Japanese for “universal life energy, and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing.” Reiki treatments can help the body emotionally and spiritually and can be used with other types of conventional treatments. 

During a Reiki treatment, the “recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes.” The practitioner places their hands in a “non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation.” Each person experience Reiki differently, depending on their needs. 

The Reiki Association stated that clients may or may not feel sensations during the reiki treatment. However, benefits include relaxation, a peaceful sense of well being, sensations of heat, tingling, experience seeing colors, or an emotional response. 

You may be wondering, what exactly can reiki treatments do? 

Reiki treatments are safe and comforting when life is feeling tough. If you are feeling overwhelmed or disconnected, reiki treatments can help being feelings of peace, centeredness and an “an ability to cope better with the challenges of life.” 

Reiki treatments are also supportive during pregnancy. The Reiki Association stated “ Treatments can be very relaxing and enjoyable for the mother.” Also, children can benefit from reiki. However, the session is usually shorter for children that it would be for an adult. 

How much reiki do you need? The Reiki Association says a single session may be sufficient, but discuss with your practitioner what would work best for you.

Community Well will be having a Reiki class for parents and kids, age 10 or above, taught by Tori B. Amos, Reiki Master. This class will teach parents and kids about Reiki energy, our energy centers (chakras) and meditation. Participants will gain an understanding of mindfulness, self-awareness and self-care. Engage in guided creative lessons with workbooks, music, art, breathing exercises and guided meditation. 

Learn more about Tori here and stop by Community Well for a different way of healing!