Reiki is another service that I offer my personal training clients in Seattle. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It was developed by Mikao Usui, a devout Buddhist practitioner. Reiki treats the whole person: body, mind, emotions and spirit. It also promotes healing, and has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and always creates a beneficial effect. It works in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques to enhance recovery.
The word Reiki is broken down Rei=God’s wisdom or higher power. Ki= life force energy. So it is a spiritually guided form of energy work. As with acupuncture, it is done to help move the unseen life force energy that everyone has. If a person's life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick and if it is high you are more likely to be happy and healthy.
Reiki is a practice one studies under a Reiki master and it is handed down from teacher to student. Having studied and practiced under a Reiki master, I am now a Level II practitioner.
With most of my Seattle area clients, personal fitness training is our focus. But some are interested in Reiki, and have found it very beneficial. Reiki can be offered whenever needed. Sometimes I offer it when I arrive for a personal training session and someone is feeling under the weather. It can also be offered at the end of a training session. I can also offer Reiki for my clients' pets when the animals are having health difficulties.