"Coming from Japanese, “Rei” is translated as “Universal or Divine Wisdom” and “Ki” means “energy”. Together, these words define a system of energy medicine that shifts the body from the fight-or-flight mode to a restorative mode (the parasympathetic nervous system) that encourages relaxation and healing."
Reiki for Life: The Complete Guide to Reiki Practice
At Fair Winds Reiki, each session is conducted by a Reiki Master Teacher. The client reclines, fully clothed, on a zero-gravity chair. Reiki is administered through hand positions held a short distance from the body. The client's only responsibility is to relax and be open to the experience.
Reiki can be beneficial for physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual well-being.
It promotes physical healing by shifting the body out of the chronic stress response into a restorative state where the body's resources are used for healing and digestion. This makes Reiki ideal as preventative practice and complementary to traditional medicine.
Reiki can also assist recipients in emotional healing and raising spiritual awareness.