Reiki Energy Healing
What is Reiki?
The word "Reiki" means "mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign." It comes from the Japanese words "rei" (universal) and "ki" (life energy). Reiki is a type of energy healing.
Energy healing targets the energy fields around the body.
According to practitioners, energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness.
Energy medicine aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure. Improving the flow of energy around the body, say practitioners, can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.
Reiki has been around for thousands of years. Its current form was first developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist called Mikao Usui, who reportedly taught 2,000 people the Reiki method during his lifetime. The practice spread to the U.S. through Hawaii in the 1940s, and then to Europe in the 1980s.
What happens in a Reiki session?
Reiki is best held in a peaceful setting, but it can be carried out anywhere. The patient will sit in a comfortable chair or lie on a table, fully clothed. There may or may not be music, depending on the patient's preference.
The practitioner places their hands lightly on or over specific areas of the head, limbs, and torso using different hand shapes, for between 2 and 5 minutes. The hands can be placed over 20 different areas of the body.
If there is a particular injury, such as a burn, the hands may be held just above the wound.
While the practitioner holds their hands lightly on or over the body, the transfer of energy takes place. During this time, the practitioner's hands may be warm and tingling. Each hand position is held until the practitioner senses that the energy has stopped flowing.
When the practitioner feels that the heat, or energy, in their hands has abated, they will remove their hands and may place them over a different area of the body.
According to practitioners, the healing effects are mediated by channeling the universal energy known as qi, pronounced "chi." In India, this is known as "prana." This is the same energy involved in tai chi exercise. It is the life force energy that some believe surrounds all of us.
This energy is said to permeate the body. Reiki experts point out that, while this energy is not measurable by modern scientific techniques, it can be felt by many who tune in to it.
Reiki is alleged to aid relaxation, assist in the body's natural healing processes, and develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
It is also said to induce deep relaxation, help people cope with difficulties, relieve emotional stress, and improve overall wellbeing.
People who receive Reiki describe it as "intensely relaxing."
Conditions that Reiki has been used to help treat include:
According to the University of Minnesota, patients who have undergone a Reiki session may say:
"I feel very refreshed and seem to be thinking more clearly."
"I think I fell asleep."
"I can't believe how hot your hands got!"
"I feel more relaxed than even after a massage."
"My headache is gone."
Meet our Reiki Master
As a Reiki Master and a Truth & Alignment Coach, Melissa Wright helps clients to identify and heal what is preventing them from living their best lives.
Melissa realized when she lost her Mom unexpectedly that life is too short to keep trying to live up to everyone else's expectations. Through learning how to follow her intuition she was guided to become a Coach and a Healer. What started as a journey of self-discovery and healing, became a passion for supporting others in their own healing journeys which starts by listening to and understanding the messages from their bodies.
Melissa became a certified Law of Attraction Coach in 2012 from the Quantum Success Coaching Academy. She also received her Reiki Master Teaching Certification from the Quantum Healing Institute in 2016.
"As we go through life we often have an internal dialogue that is replaying the past experiences that keep us emotionally charged and attached to negative emotions such as anger, fear, resentment, anxiety, worry, doubt, insecurity, guilt, sadness and others.
Reiki treatments can help us to release and cleanse these negative energies, blocked emotions or traumas - allowing us more freedom and clarity to move forward on our life journey.
Experiencing negative emotions during difficult times is not harmful. But when we are not able to process and release those negative emotions they can cause psychic debris to accumulate which causes blockages and road blocks in our bodies and our lives."