Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It is believed by many to promote healing and is administered by "laying on hands." It's based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us all. It's this force that causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy
In a standard treatment, Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. The client is usually lying on a massage table fully clothed, but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The practitioner places his or her hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions, including the head and shoulders, stomach and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts 60 minutes.
The experience of a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
Reiki has had a positive effect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Shell healing can be added into Reiki sessions similar to crystals they have healing powers which some clients have described as a cleansing sensation.
Some believe Reiki can: