Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called "energy healing". The word Reiki could be translated as "universal life force energy".
This technique is based on the idea that the energy that flows through us, our consciousness, is in fact what makes us live. Each of our cells vibrates at a certain frequency in order to activate and coordinate the events within our body.
I am sure you have heard of the body vibration frequency.
If one's vibration frequency is low, they are more likely to get sick or feel stressed, while if it is high, they are more likely to be happy and healthy.
Our bodies have a natural electromagnetic frequency that they prefer to resonate with. When all levels of the body are in harmony with this frequency, communication is smooth and powerful. The body loses its effectiveness in healing and maintaining homeostasis when the lines of communication within the body are disrupted. These disruptions or energy blocks occur when we store energy that is out of tune with our natural resonance.
As a result of traumatic events, emotional wounds, accumulated memories and beliefs, and much more, we create energetic knots which are like out of tune instruments that disrupt our inner symphony.
When a body receives Reiki energy, it is as if these dissonances were coming to light so they can be released and harmony can be restored.
Once the body has chosen what it is ready to address, it can release the stored energy at a cellular level connected with the imbalance. The cells then begin functioning as intended and the healing occurs on a physical as well as emotional, mental and physical level.
The body does not need to be aware of the beliefs and memories it is working with, which is one of the reasons Reiki can be so effective. Many of our strongly held beliefs were developed in early childhood, even in fetal life.
Although Reiki is traditionally used as a healing system, it is therefore also extremely effective in helping individuals increase self-awareness and personal growth.
The client simply needs to ensure that as the releases occur, they are aware of the process and allow themselves to let go of what's no longer serving them.
After that, the body vibrates to a more natural state, harmony and peace on all levels can be restored.