WHAT IT IS
A Japanese healing art, Reiki was developed and formally introduced by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui in 1922. Today, it is taught and practiced all around the world. It focuses on and harnesses universal energy, energy and energetic pathways throughout the body to identify and release tension, stress or pain, and enhance wellbeing.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You will likely be guided to situate yourself comfortably before your session, so you can relax and soak in the full experience as your guide works with your energy. In-person sessions typically involve a practitioner’s hands placed gently on or hovering above your body, but the healing potential is just as great when practiced from afar. When receiving Reiki, some may feel calming, warmth or tingling – this can occur during or after a session. It’s also normal for memories and emotions to surface during a session, as well as an awareness to specific parts of your body, or yourself as a whole.
Reiki can offer useful support in achieving any health or personal goals, particularly in helping to ease physical and emotional discomfort, from headaches, pain and trouble sleeping, to anxiety and grief.