Reiki is a vibrational healing practice. In Japanese, Reiki is the combination of two words. The first, “Rei” means Universal Intelligence, while “Ki” means a nonphysical energy, commonly known as (Universal Life Force Energy). Reiki helps to bring us to a state of balance on every level – mental, spiritual, physical and emotional. Reiki strengthens our natural ability to heal by encouraging balance. Reiki does not cure symptoms or attack disease; rather it strengthens our natural ability to heal and brings us to a state of greater wholeness.
Reiki came from Japan and is infused with Japanese culture. The treatments are safe and painless, and Reiki requires no belief – only the willingness to experience a noninvasive and holistic treatment.
Pamela Miles, an integrative health consultant and Reiki master offers the following explanation of Reiki:
"A Reiki treatment is pleasant, soothing, relaxing, and centering. It can also be energizing, depending on the recipient’s current state. Reiki is always balancing, and follows the need of the receiver, not the intention of the practitioner. Besides immediate stress-reduction and symptomatic relief, there are other subtle and profound effects that unfold over time and accumulate with continued treatment. As we regain balance, superficial symptoms disappear, and the body's innate healing potential is enhanced. Whereas specific results are never promised and vary from person to person, Reiki can be a valuable addition to any treatment plan or well-being program.
Reiki will not interfere with any medical interventions being used, and will provide comfort and relief from their side effects. The effect of Reiki treatment is cumulative, and although treatment is generally relaxing, there are often distinct differences in the experience over repeated sessions."