Just what was Mr. Miyagi doing when he healed Daniel’s leg in the Karate Kid movie? He was doing reiki. Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that transfers energy from one person to another. It was started by Mikao Usui, and brought to America in the 1970’s. I know it all sounds hokey, pokey, but modern science has now proven that the transference of energy from one person to another exists. Science has also proven, that reiki energy heals tissue and bone at certain frequencies. Reiki is almost like a laser, healing whatever needs to be healed. Reiki energy heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are lingering. This removes the negative energy. Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. Reiki is a special kind of life force that can only be channeled by someone that has been attuned. Everyone who legitimately practices reiki, has been attuned or given the reiki energy from someone who comes from a direct line of practitioners from Mikao Usui. Reiki symbols are used to increase power. They used to be handed down from reiki masters in secret, but since the explosion of reiki, you can find a lot of information on the internet and books. Reiki can never hurt the person giving it or the person receiving it. It is pure energy, thus it knows exactly where to go and what to do! Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion, it is a healing technique.

How does a reiki treatment work? Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands onto the client. The client is usually lying on a massage table, but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places their hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions. Each position is held for a few minutes, depending on how much reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment lasts between 45 and 90 minutes. Feelings of deep relaxation are usually reported. People may also fee a calming, glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. Reiki encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings. A state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook. Intense and miraculous healing has been reported for years, all over the world due to reiki. By now, most people know someone who performs reiki or have had it done. I highly recommend adding reiki to your spa treatment or having it done as a solo treatment. Heal on and feel great Daniel-son.

Author's Bio: 

Lora is a reiki master and licensed esthetician. She has been called "magic hands" by many of her clients and owns a skin care studio in NJ by the same name.