What is Reiki?

By Leslie Langnau

The talented practitioners at Wellspring Studio are trained and skilled in a number of bodywork styles, such as Thai massage, reflexology, Reiki, and so on. Over the next few issues we will describe more fully each different bodywork practice that we offer. Next time you call for an appointment, you might want to try one of them.

While massage is a well-known form of bodywork, there are several types of bodywork that focus on energy balancing, each working with the body’s energies in a different way. Reiki, for example, is an energy transmission and balancing method. In a Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) session, the practitioner places her hands either near or on your major chakras. Over the next few moments, you will feel a warmth moving into you, almost like a comforting warm blanket, helping you to relax and recharge. This process is done over each chakra area. There is no pressure, massage or manipulation.

A Reiki session is deeply relaxing and creates a sense of wellbeing. Reiki assists in balancing your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing to promote a deep sense of relaxation. 

You may experience the energy as sensations, such as heat, tingling, or pulsing where the practitioner places her hands, or you may feel these sensations move through your body to other locations. Some people may not perceive any change at all.

You are fully clothed the entire time, feeling the warm energy flow gently throughout your body.

Currently, the Cleveland Clinic is studying the effects of Reiki on many patients.  Reiki is known to speed healing. Other benefits include dissolving energy blockages and tension, reducing stress; supporting the wellbeing of a client who is receiving medical treatments; stimulate the body’s immune system; help relieve pain; stimulate tissue and bone healing after injury or surgery; help achieve meditative states, and it can promote natural self healing.  

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