Sanctuary Body Work

Reiki

The Usui System of Reiki Healing What Is Reiki? "Reiki" (ray - key) is a Japanese word meaning "universal life energy," the energy found in all things. The Usui System of Reiki Healing, or Usui Shiki Ryoho, applies this energy through gentle touch for the purpose of healing.

What Is Reiki Supposed To Do? The Usui System of Reiki can be a personal tool for healing and growth, a way to give energy to family and friends, or a gentle complementary therapy in holistic medicine. A Reiki treatment supports the whole person  physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

It is simple to learn and can be applied in a clinical setting, given as self-treatments, or used as a "home remedy" to enhance health and emotional well-being. When a Reiki practitioner places his/her hands on an area of their own or a client's clothed body, Reiki flows through the practitioner into the client. This transfer may be felt as any type of sensation; heat, cold, vibration, tingling, unusual heaviness, or sometimes as no sensation at all.

A full Reiki treatment takes about 60 to 90 minutes. Reiki has specifically been documented to relax muscles, still the mind, and ease pain. Hands-on treatment has been scientifically proven to accelerate healing.

Many health professionals are effectively incorporating the use of Reiki into their individual practices. Those who learn Reiki find that it can be successfully administered very simply in all kinds of settings: home, clinic, hospital, or any place where people experience stressed muscles, accidents, exhaustion, or personal trauma.

On the physical level, Reiki can bring relaxation to stressed muscles, decrease pain, accelerate the healing time of bones and wounds, diminish the tissue involvement of burns and bruises, and much more.

On a mental and emotional level, anxiety is reduced, a sense of well-being is increased and another level of relaxation can be felt. At this degree of deep relaxation, a rebalancing of energies can occur and the natural healing ability of the body is enhanced.

On a spiritual level, people have stated they feel revitalized and newly awakened after a full-body session. Reiki Treatments Reiki treatments are given to the person fully clothed and generally lying on a massage table. The Reiki practitioner gently places his/her hands on the head, the abdomen, the back, and any particular areas of pain or discomfort. Treatments last between 60-90 minutes.