In energy medicine, symptoms and diseases are an expression of blocked life force energy. By positioning the hands on the body, the life force energy flows through the Reiki- healer to the child or parent, towards places where the energy is blocked. It flows where it is required and only for the highest good of the recipient.
It is well known that the body has self-healing abilities. Our cells are programmed for evolution, growth and therefore healing. You just have to look at a wound to witness how it heals by itself. Reiki supports, in a gentle way, the self-healing properties of the body. The body attains a state of deep relaxation which allows the processes required for healing to be initiated.
Reiki not only supports the physical body but also the mental/ cognitive body. Therefore it can be used to treat mental and emotional ailments as well as physical.