Reiki combines the Japanese and Chinese word-characters of “rei” (spiritual or supernatural) and “ki” (vital energy).

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Reiki is a form of alternative medicine developed in Japan in the 1920’s and it has been adapted to different cultures around the world.

Reiki is based on the premise that life force flows through the body through pathways called chakras. Energy also flows around us in an energy field called our aura.

Reiki is believed to help to facilitate the removal of areas of blockage in the flowing of this energy and charge them with positive energy. Stress reduction and relaxation are two of the greatest healing benefits from Reiki.

Most people find themselves deeply relaxed during a Reiki session, although it can also bring emotions to the surface. Often, warmth can be felt emanating from the hands of the Reiki practitioner as they move either just above the surface of the body, or sit gently on the skin above each chakra. For this reason, it has often been called “hands on body” healing or “palms healing”.

People believe that a Reiki session can help facilitate greater self-awareness and healing in every area of their life. People experiencing physical illness, relationship issues, emotional difficulties, or major life changes have reported benefits from Reiki sessions. At the very least, having a Reiki session can lessen the anxiety around physical and emotional ailments. Reiki can be performed on someone who is sitting or lying down, but is preferably performed while lying on a massage table.

The cost is $30 for half an hour or $60 for an hour’s treatment.