Experience a revitalizing sense of well-being and inner peace at the Northport Wellness Center with the help of Reiki, a Japanese technique used to reduce stress and encourage relaxation, and thus, promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing, as well as enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.
Almost one-century-old, the Usui System of Reiki was developed in 1922 by Dr. Mikao Usui. Dr. Usui discovered this healing art during a mystical experience on Mt. Kurama, a sacred mountain north of Kyoto, Japan. A few months later he started a Reiki organization called the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai whose purpose was to practice and teach Reiki. Since then, it has been used throughout the world to treat individuals who seek not only to heal, but to be enlightened and inspired as well.
The word Reiki is comprised of two Japanese words: Rei, which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power,” and Ki, which means “life force energy.”
The philosophy of Reiki is based on the premise that the life force energy will flow through the Reiki healer’s hands when placed on or near a recipient.
The benefits of Reiki include relaxation, as well as feelings of peace, security and well-being. Used in conjunction with other techniques, Reiki helps to relieve side effects and promote recovery, thus contributing to the healing of many illnesses and conditions.
A Reiki healing treatment is non-invasive, and therefore, causes no pain. Treatment instead feels like a wondrous luminescence that flows through and around the body. As with other holistic therapies, Reiki treats the whole person—body, mind, and soul.