Reiki is a healing art that comes to us from Japan. In fact, the word reiki is formed by merging the Japanese word REI, which translates to universal life, and KI, which means energy. In other words, reiki is rooted in universal life energy. Reiki practitioners are trained to channel this energy by gently placing the hands on or above the body in specific positions as a way to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal.
At The Raven Spa, which is acknowledged as being among the most progressive day spas in Los Angeles, we are proud to offer reiki treatments designed to relieve the pain you may be experiencing, to restore vitality when you are feeling rundown and lethargic and to enhance your spirit. Our clients tell us that they continue to feel the healing benefits of this treatment for days after they visit either of our Los Angeles spas.
Some things reiki is NOT:
- While many recognize a spiritual element to reiki, it is not a religious practice.
- It is not a substitute for medical attention.
- It is not massage.
According to the International Center for Reiki Traininig, “Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by ‘laying on hands’ and is based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy’ flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.”
Like acupuncture, in reiki the free flow of energy within the body is associated with good health and well-being. When the life energy within you is blocked, it can result in physical, mental or emotional imbalance or illness. By restoring the free flow of energy, reiki can help you heal and regain your equilibrium.
In What is Reiki? Read about the Origin and History of Reiki, the International Association of Reiki Professionals says, “A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.”
The IARP also reports that, “A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.”
Whether you visit our Santa Monica or Silverlake location, a reiki session at The Raven Day Spa in Los Angeles will last for 60 minutes. Be sure to tell your practitioner if you are experiencing any pain or symptoms of unwellness. Also be sure to tell your practitioner if you would rather not be touched.
During your session, you will lie comfortably on a massage table on your back. You’ll want to take your shoes off, but otherwise you will remain clothed. For that reason, you’ll want to wear something comfortable that isn’t tight-fitting.
“Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation,” according to the IARP. “Many people use Reiki for wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.”
Interested in giving reiki a try? The Raven’s Silverlake and Santa Monica spas both include reiki on their menu of bodywork services, along with traditional Thai massage, Los Angeles couples massage and package services like the Rock Star. For more information on reiki and other services, including the best massage in Santa Monica, please contact:
208 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tel: (310) 3994747
Open Daily from 10am – 9pm
2910 Rowena Ave, Silverlake, CA 90039
Tel: (323) 6440240
Open Daily from 10am – 9pm