Stress reduction and relaxation both have a way of eluding most people. For this reason, people continue to seek methods that will bring this sort of peace in their lives. One of these methods which has long been popular on the east and west coasts but has recently now found a home in Wisconsin is Reiki. I went in search of more knowledge on this Japanese form of relaxation and stress reduction.
Julie Piek, BA, MA. Reiki Practitioner of the 12th lineage from creator Dr. Usi Remember, and owner of Milwaukee’s Rei Essence explained Reiki to me.
“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. If ones “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy,” explained Julie
Julie continued, “The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
“A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit and creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results, ” Julie indicated.
In fact, many people have reported very positive results from Reiki.
“I have had shoulder pain for over two years and took a lot of different medications for the pain. I now have reduced my medications and can actually lift my arm over my head,” reported Kim B.
Nancy S. had a similar experience. “I use to carry a lot of my stress in my neck and shoulders. I now realize that I do not have to be the perfect mom. I only take care of things that are most important and leave the rest. Now, my neck and shoulders feel as if a weight has been lifted”
“After several sessions I have noticed that my body feels relaxed, stronger, and healthier,” noted Samantha M.
These are just a few comments made by local Milwaukee and Racine residents on what Reiki has meant to them. Across the country from east to west, people are reporting improvements in their life from Reiki.
So why did Julie explore Reiki ?
“My personality and soul is to help others. I can do this in a safe environment. Through helping others, I gain personal happiness,” explained Julie.
Milwaukee and Waukesha County residents can obtain Reiki services through Julie’s “Rei Essence” located in Milwaukee. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Julie directly at 414-248-0975. Racine and Kenosha County residents can obtain her services at New Image Total Body Spa located in Racine at 262-886-5727.