The most common question I get asked is, “What is Reiki?” Is it a massage? No. Is it a psychic reading? No… Are you going to strip me down and rub my body with chicken blood? Not exactly…
So what is it really?
Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique created by Dr. Mikao Usui, who, after many years of research and meditation, devised a system of healing which helps people to clear their internal energy blocks.
We are more than just physical beings; we are at once body, mind and spirit. You take care of your body by eating right and moving yourself around physically, you take care of your mind by meditating, sleeping well, reading and learning. Well then, how do you take care of your soul? Of body, mind and spirit, it is spirit which is, for most people, the most elusive and challenging with which to connect.
Ironically, spirit is arguably the most important component to your health. Your energy is something that you share with others, it affects the way you show up for people, it plays into your mood and, here’s the big one… Spirit also affects your physical health.
We hold so much energy in our bodies without even realizing it… You know, like that fight you had with your parents that you’re still getting worked up about even though it was five years ago. Or that time you were told by your boss to be quiet, which made you feel about two inches tall, but you did it anyway. Yet for some reason you can’t figure out why that sore throat you’ve had for a month just won’t go away. Or maybe you’re just constantly worried about having no money and yet can’t understand why your low back always hurts so much.
Reiki is your way of keeping your spirit, your soul, and ultimately your energy, in tip-top shape. It clears out those nasty experiences, such as old emotions and traumas we’ve all been through at some point.
The goal is to clear these things out so that they don’t turn into physical stuff, like sickness and chronic pain. Reiki is so amazing because it brings in a sense of calm that we all are looking to create, and it helps you get present to what your body has been trying to tell you!
So basically, it’s like clearing your energetic clutter so you can be the most amazing and powerful version of yourself ever! Who doesn’t want that?!
If you’re still curious, the best way to figure out exactly what it is for you is firsthand experience. So, book and session and see what you think. It might well be exactly what you need, and you never know what might show up or clear out.