This safe, gentle, natural, respectful, non-intrusive hands-on healing technique is based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy, ‘Universal life force energy’, into the Client to activate the natural healing processes of the Client’s body and restore emotional and physical well-being.
If our “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stressed, and if it is high, we are more likely to feel happy, healthy and full of vitality.
Life force energy flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways; thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.