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What Is Reiki? 

Reiki is a Japanese technique used for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. Reiki comes from two Japanese words- Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. When put together, Reiki means, “spiritually guided life force energy”.  While it was developed in the 1900s by Mikao Usui, it is now integrated all over the world and utilized to complement other forms of healing such as psychotherapy and medical care in hospitals.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not associated with any particular religion nor does it require you to hold certain beliefs to learn or receive Reiki healing. Many people find that using Reiki can connect them more to their spiritual faith as the source of healing comes from the higher power.

What Are The Benefits of Reiki?

Reiki has been know to help provide…..

  • Peace and Relaxation

  • Deeper insight and mental clarity

  • Foster spiritual and personal growth

  • Reduce physical pain and tension in the body

  • Stimulate your immune system

  • Aid in the healing and release of pain and trauma

What  Symptoms Does it Help with?

Reiki can be utilized to target ...

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Chronic Pain 

  • Sleep Concerns

“Because it works on the entire self – mind, body and emotions – and because it is universal life force energy, reiki may be successful in all types of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing,” Bodner says.

How Does Reiki Work?

To start a Reiki session at Transformational Healing Houston, your Reiki practitioner will review concerns, symptoms, and items you would like to address.  You may also be encouraged to set an intention for your healing session. From here, your Reiki practitioner may integrate music and/or incense as you begin to get comfortable on a massage table, fully clothed, and often times covered with blankets. Your practitioner will gently place their hands palms down, on or above your body, in specific energy locations. This allows the “life force energy” to flow through the Reiki provider to the individual receiving the healing, providing body, mind, spirit and emotional healing.

Time will be allotted after the administration of Reiki to process any questions you may have, explore your experience, and for your practitioner to review any important insights with you. Reiki sessions, start to finish, are typically 50 minutes in length.
Reiki is different than massage therapy in that is no pressure or massage taking place.

Reiki Analogy 

I like to think of a flowing river as an analogy for Reiki.  We are all made of energy and at any given point, we have energy moving within and through us. Much like a river, we want our energy to flow like a steady river. You may even start to notice a calming effect as you picture a steady river and the sounds you might hear. However, if the water becomes stagnant or blocked by an object, maybe a rock, algae will start to grow and create toxic and harmful effects. The same happens with our energy.  If our energy becomes blocked, stuck or stored in our body, toxicity can start to accumulate. Reiki is one method used to energetically unblock  our energy and restore a steady flow and movement of energy in and energy out. 

What Does Reiki Feel Like? 

As you receive Reiki, you may notice tingling, heat, pulsing, or other sensations in areas underneath or near where your practitioners hands are placed. Some people find they become deeply relaxed and may even fall asleep during the process. But don’t worry, even if you are asleep, you are still receiving the full healing benefit as your body is still aware.

Can I combine Reiki with other Treatments?

 At Transformational Healing Houston we can utilize both eastern and western philosophies to create deeper therapeutic healing by integrating Reiki with EMDR, Brainspotting, and other Somatic Modalities. In doing so, the setup for Reiki will be slightly different to accommodate the multi-therapeutic approach.
Reiki can also be coupled with medical treatment, but Reiki is not a substitute for the consultation of a medical professional.

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