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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of gentle-touch, natural healing. The term comes from the Japanese words rei, which has several translations including “universal” and “spiritually guided”, and ki, which means “life force energy”. Life force energy is a measurable energy that flows through all living things. A person whose life force energy is low is more likely to become sick or feel stress, and a person whose life force energy is high is more capable of being happy and healthy. This concept has been a part of many cultures since ancient times.

How Can Reiki Help You?
Pathway of Joy offers Reiki healing in South Portland. Reiki can be beneficial even when there is no illness present. It supports a person’s overall well-being on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. The flow of Reiki energy assists in achieving greater peace of mind, happiness, and fulfillment in life.  Balance is important in all areas of life, including a balanced flow of life force energy through your body.
During an Usui Reiki healing, Linda will scan, heal, and balance your energy centers. She sometimes uses a pendulum to assist with reading, releasing and recharging energy.
Benefits of Reiki include:
  • Deep relaxation and reduction in tension

  • Relief from anxiety and depression

  • Detoxification of the body

  • Relief from side effects of traditional medicine such as chemotherapy or radiation

  • Stimulation of the immune system

  • Improved circulation

  • Stimulation of healing from injury or surgery

  • Pain relief

  • An overall sense of well-being

Reiki And Traditional Medicine

Reiki is commonly used in hospitals as part of an Integrative Therapy program to treat the following conditions in conjunction with traditional medicine:

  • All types of cancer

  • Fertility issues

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Psychological illnesses

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Pre-and post-operative conditions

  • Chronic pain

  • Digestive problems

  • Stress-related diseases

What to expect during a Reiki session with Linda

Linda provides a safe, comfortable, and private atmosphere for your session. She will first discuss your goals with you. For the treatment, you will lie on a massage table, fully clothed, listening to quiet healing music while she scans, heals, and balances your energy centers. This is typically done using light touch, but can also be done with no touching if you prefer. Linda sometimes uses a pendulum to assist with releasing energy and recharging. You may feel tingling or movement as the energy shifts, you may feel a sensation of warm or cold in different parts of the body, you may see lights, colors, or shapes, or you may even fall asleep. All of these sensations and experiences are normal as negativity, disharmony, and energy blocks are released from your body and you are infused with healing Reiki energy. After the session, Linda will discuss the experience with you. If you have any questions or comments during the session, you are welcome to speak up at any time. The session can be as interactive or as quiet as you like.

After the treatment you will likely feel some immediate relief from whatever symptoms you were having when you came in. Your mood will typically be lighter, happier, and more positive. Most people are filled with a sense of relaxation and well-being after a session. It is not unusual to also be more emotional than usual during the next few hours following a session or to have vivid dreams that night. These are ways that the body brings whatever you needed to release to the conscious level. It is suggested that you fully embrace and experience your emotions, knowing that you are purging from your body that which is not serving your highest good. You should also drink plenty of water to assist in the purging process.

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