So, then, what is Reiki? In a nutshell, Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is energy, invisible to the eye, but powerful, loving and healing. When this energy is focused on you, your body uses it to balance and heal as needed. The practitioner’s only job is to facilitate the exchange of energy. This energy, initiating from Source in the Heavens, will pass though the practitioner and, as she places her hands gently on you (or holds them slightly above you), the energy will flow into you. You may feel warmth, coolness, or nothing. You may see colors. Some people become emotional, possibly signaling release. And, some even become so relaxed that they doze off!
People experience differences in Reiki because people are different. What I need from Reiki may be completely different from your needs. Reiki understands this and “adjusts” without the practitioner directing it, or even knowing it is happening. Again, the practitioner is just the conduit for the energy. We do not place any instructions for healing on the energy, or claim to know what is best for our clients. The best way to learn about Reiki is to schedule a Reiki session. What have you got to lose but a little stress and pain?