In Reiki, the healing energy is allowed to flow into ourselves, and then WE, as a vehicle – through which this energy can be passed on to another individual via our hands. It becomes natural to touch someone and allow this healing energy to flow when someone is in pain, and to assist in relieving this pain. A Reiki session restores balance and harmony to the whole person, bringing about a sense of wellness.
A client remains dressed while receiving a Reiki session, as Reiki will go though the material, including plaster casts. The person being treated is not “healed” by the Reiki practitioner. The client’s healing comes from the “universal life force” that flows through the practitioner. The person giving Reiki is not drained of their own life energy, but actually is replenished in the process. Reiki also protects the practitioner from taking on the pain and dysfunction of another person.
Reiki can relieve pain and acute problems quite rapidly.
Chronic illnesses may take a series of sessions, depending on the specific nature of the disease. Whatever manifests itself physically usually also has components on the emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Reiki honors the ecology of the person by working on all these levels. Reiki goes beyond the symptoms to treat the root cause of the dis-ease. When we treat only the symptoms, we do not always get to the true basis of the illness.