Reiki is a Japanese word meaning “Universal life force energy”.
Seichem is an Egyptian word meaning Living Light Energy.
Reiki is grounded in the belief that life force energy flows within us all. When this life force energy is low, stress, illness and disease occur. Reiki works by improving this life force energy and bringing about a sense of peace and wellbeing and enhancing a person’s quality of life.
Reiki is pure energy, and brings about deep relaxation and healing. Reiki aims to improve health and enhance the quality of life. It treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit and creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
To receive reiki a person can sit in a chair or lie on a padded table. They remain fully clothed. A reiki practitioner then gently places their hands on or near certain points of the body. Treatment usually lasts about 60 minutes and is deeply relaxing.
Reiki can promote healing on its own but can also support other healing modalities. Reiki doesn’t interfere with or diminish the effects of other health or medical practices and can:
- Reduce negative side effects
- Shorten healing time
- Reduce or eliminate pain
- Reduce stress
- Help create optimism
- Deeply relaxing
Reiki is increasingly accepted in health and community care facilities including hospitals, hospices and cancer support units.