Reiki

What is Reiki?
Reiki is a healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word “Reiki” comes from the Japanese words
‘Rei’- which means “Universal Life” and ‘Ki’- which means “Energy”. Reiki is the “universal life energy”
that flows through all living things. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice.
It is not massage, nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work.
It is believed that when a person’s “ki”, or energy, is strong and free flowing, then a person’s body and
mind is in a positive state of health. When one’s energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to
symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.

Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the
ability to connect with their own healing energy within, and they use Reiki to help unblock and
strengthen their client’s energy and help them to reconnect with the universal life energy, and thus
promote healing. A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to
foster an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. Reiki aims to help the
flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure.

A session is pleasant and relaxing. While receiving Reiki you will rest comfortably on a massage table
with your shoes removed, under a comfortable blanket if you choose. Unlike massage therapy, no
articles of clothing are removed. Loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. Light, relaxing music is
typically played. A session can either be hands-on, where your Practitioner will apply a light touch during
the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. If a client prefers not
to be touched, they can indicate this to the Practitioner before they begin.

A typical session lasts about 60 minutes. A discussion will usually take place with your Reiki Practitioner
during your initial session, and at the beginning of each subsequent visit. They will describe the session,
give you an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues, and ask about your goals and what
you are hoping to achieve from your session.
During a session you may feel a warming sensation, a light tingling sensation, or nothing at all but sheer
relaxation. Most people say reiki feels very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.

Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction, pain relief, easing anxiety, aiding healing and promoting
relaxation. Many people use Reiki as part of their regular wellness and healthy-lifestyle routine. Reiki is
not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to aid and/or
speed healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in
many hospitals and medical care settings.

Reiki

What is Reiki?
Reiki is a healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word “Reiki” comes from the Japanese words
‘Rei’- which means “Universal Life” and ‘Ki’- which means “Energy”. Reiki is the “universal life energy”
that flows through all living things. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice.
It is not massage, nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work.
It is believed that when a person’s “ki”, or energy, is strong and free flowing, then a person’s body and
mind is in a positive state of health. When one’s energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to
symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.

Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the
ability to connect with their own healing energy within, and they use Reiki to help unblock and
strengthen their client’s energy and help them to reconnect with the universal life energy, and thus
promote healing. A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to
foster an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. Reiki aims to help the
flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure.

A session is pleasant and relaxing. While receiving Reiki you will rest comfortably on a massage table
with your shoes removed, under a comfortable blanket if you choose. Unlike massage therapy, no
articles of clothing are removed. Loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. Light, relaxing music is
typically played. A session can either be hands-on, where your Practitioner will apply a light touch during
the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. If a client prefers not
to be touched, they can indicate this to the Practitioner before they begin.

A typical session lasts about 60 minutes. A discussion will usually take place with your Reiki Practitioner
during your initial session, and at the beginning of each subsequent visit. They will describe the session,
give you an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues, and ask about your goals and what
you are hoping to achieve from your session.
During a session you may feel a warming sensation, a light tingling sensation, or nothing at all but sheer
relaxation. Most people say reiki feels very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.

Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction, pain relief, easing anxiety, aiding healing and promoting
relaxation. Many people use Reiki as part of their regular wellness and healthy-lifestyle routine. Reiki is
not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to aid and/or
speed healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in
many hospitals and medical care settings.

Team

Vanna

Reflexology & Reiki

Vanna C. received her reflexology certification through the Holistic Practitioner program at
Centennial College in 2008. She specializes