Reiki is an ancient energy healing art. Its roots can be traced back 3,000 years. Rei-ki (pronounced "ray-key") is a Japanese word meaning "Universal Life Energy", the energy that is in and around all that exists. Other terms for Reiki are: chi (Chinese), prana (Indian), life force, etc.
Ideally this energy is free flowing in our bodies, maintaining health, vitality, and a sense of well-being. When this energy becomes blocked or stagnant (through stress, injury, or emotional trauma, for example), the result can be pain, stiffness, sluggishness, fatigue and disease. Such conditions are not natural for the body, which is always seeking balance and a state of vitality, free-flowing movement and joy. Put plainly and simply:
Reiki is a form of relaxation and stress reduction with inherent healing effects.
The more your body can come into a state of relaxation, the better it can rediscover its innate state of self-healing. If that is all Reiki does—reduce the effects of stress and bring you into a state of deep relaxation—then tremendous strides toward realignment, balance, peace and healing have been achieved. In addition, there is the possibility of additional healing effects.
Reiki can be practiced either in person or at a distance.
For an in-person session, a practitioner channels the Reiki energy through his/her hands to the receiver’s auric field, either staying above and around the body or by lightly touching the body. This infuses the auric field with high vibrational energy and helps to shift and clear energy blockages that may exist in the recipient’s auric field. This clearing and balancing creates a more balanced environment for the body to resume its natural state of self-healing.
The same balancing and clearing concept is at play in a distance session. In this case it is simply the practitioner’s focus and intent that connects with the receiver wherever he/she may be. Borrowing from quantum physics axioms that there is no time or space and that all things are happening in the “now,” administering Reiki at a distance is as simple as intending and visualizing and using energetic symbols to help create the connection.
Once the connection is made, whether in person or at a distance, the recipient’s body draws on the focused, channeled energy and uses it in the amount and in the way he/she can receive, integrate and maintain it. Each session can build on the next as the recipient shifts physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
A Reiki treatment will result in profound relaxation—a state in which the body heals, repairs and rejuvenates, like in deep, restful sleep; it is an excellent antidote to emotional and physical stresses. The balancing of the body's energy can result in pain reduction, self-healing, and a serene sense of well-being, allowing the receiver to better manage his/her life issues—physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Reiki sessions are particularly indicated for maintaining a balanced state of being, during times of emotional or physical trauma, during recovery from illness, to maintain health, and pre-, during and post-surgery.
Georgia is currently seeing and working with clients virtually.
Georgia LaCroix is a Reiki Master/Teacher and incorporates Reiki into every aspect of her work. Depending on a client's needs and desires, Georgia offers Reiki-only sessions as well as combining this healing, balancing energy with her other modalities. Learning Reiki for yourself benefits all facets of life: self-healing and care, connection to Source, expansion of consciousness, balanced response to life's challenges, and facilitation of healing for others.
Please note: All alternative or complementary modalities and other holistic healing arts are excellent complements to traditional health treatment methods. It is encouraged that every client follow his or her own choice of health care, using the above methods for preventative measures, "tune-ups,” stress reduction, and health maintenance.