What is Reiki?
Reiki for Stress Reduction and Relaxation
What is Reiki? Reiki or Rye-key is a form of a hands-on healing modality for stress
reduction and relaxation that uses hand movements to guide the flow of energy or “the
life force energy” through the client’s body. Reiki is believed to have come from the East
, dating back thousands of years before Christ or Buddha; many believe it dates back
even further. Mikao Usui, a Zen Buddhist from Japan, rediscovered Reiki and created
the Usui System of Natural Healing. The Usui system is the most practiced, and it's what
we know as Reiki.
Reiki is holistic; it works on the body, mind, and spirit by stimulating a persons natural
healing abilities. “Rei” means universal, omnipresent, and present everywhere
simultaneously. Ki is the energy known as Chi, Mana, or Prana, the non-physical vitality
that gives all life to all living things. Most people can be treated with Reiki, including
plants and animals. Reiki is not limited to time and space, allowing distance
treatments of places and people.
The skills and techniques that go with Reiki are simple and easy to learn after receiving
a Reiki attunement from a Reiki Master. Regular contact with Reiki will balance the
practitioner’s mind, body, soul, and spirit. It will help prevent the future creation of illness
and disease. Reiki has been used as a healing practice and for self-development
purposes like yoga or meditation.
When the mind, body, and spirit are in harmony, biological intelligence takes over the
body’s functions and allows it to heal itself. Our bodies have seven main energy centers
or chakras that control the flow of universal life force. Getting a treatment feels like a
beautiful warmth radiating around you and within. Some say they feel a sense of peace,
clarity, security, and relaxation during and after treatment.
Reiki is a natural and safe way to heal on many levels and is used as a self-
development practice. Reiki is not a religion and is available to anyone who would like
to give or receive treatments.
My name is Cynthia Jimenez, an Usui Reiki Master teacher and certified Kundalini Yoga
instructor. I currently offer in-person, remote/distance Reiki sessions and Reiki training.
I love incorporating other tools like crystals, sound, essential oils, and CBD into my
practice. I also offer Reiki sessions at holistic fairs in Orange County and Los
Angeles area. To find out more, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on
Instagram @Cynthia_J_ where I post about new Reiki trainings and holistic fairs.
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