Reiki is a beautiful healing art form using spiritual universal energy for relaxation, pain and stress reduction in the body, mind and spirit.
In Japanese, Rei and Ki means spiritually guided life energy also known as Universal Life Energy, referring to the energy that is all around us. A Reiki practitioner uses “hands on” or “gentle healing touch” to focus the life energy on the problem area in the body. This positive energy opens the blockages, breaks them apart and the negative energy flows out the body. Both the patient and therapist feel renewed energy at the end of the treatment.
Forms of Reiki healing can be traced back to the ancient cultures thousands of years ago in ancient Tibet, India, Egypt and Atlantis. Reiki resurrected in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui in the late 1800 – early 1900, and introduced to the western world by Dr Mikao Usui, Dr Hayashi, and Mrs Hawayo Takata in the late 1930’s. Today there are thousands of Reiki Masters and millions of Reiki users.
Reiki was an oral tradition passed from master to master through time. As Reiki grew in popularity, many variations of Reiki developed from the two major traditions – Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. The most significant difference is in the placement of the hands, using set hand patterns or the intuition of “knowing where to place the hands.”
A Reiki therapist learns how to attune with the Universal Healing Energy to help people heal their bodies. There are 3 levels or degrees in becoming a Reiki Master.
Level 1 or Shoden meaning “Elementary/Entry Teachings” – the history, connects with the Universal Life Energy and learns the procedures of hands-on Reiki.
Level II or Okuden meaning Inner Teachings – the student learns the Reiki symbols to enhance the energy connection and long distance or remote healing
Level III or Shinpiden meaning Mystery Teachings initiates the practitioner to become a Reiki Master
Reiki Teacher is a Reiki Master who has apprenticed with a Reiki Teacher to learn how become one also.
What Can I Expect from A Reiki Session
In a Reiki treatment the practitioner instructs the recipient to lie down on a massage table or sit in a chair, in loose and comfortable clothing. The practitioner will quietly prepare for the session by entering into a calm or meditative state before placing the hands on or over the body. There are a series of hand positions covering the whole length of the body and hands are placed over each position for varying minutes until the heat or tingling disappears. Energy is focused in 12-20 hand positions on the head, front and back of the torso, the knees and feet during the 45 to 90 minute sessions. The recipient often feels warm sensations from the hands, goes into a deep relaxation and experiences a general sense of well-being, releasing emotional and physical ailments without notice. Reiki treatments stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and the energy continues flowing in the body long after the session is over. Treatments are safe and no after effects are known.
The Deep Relaxation Benefits Of Reiki Are:
- Pain and stress relief
- Restores calm and inner peace
- Improves the immune system and cleanses vital organs
- Increases energy and vibrations for spiritual clarity
- Offers relief for grieving and sorrow, clears draining emotions
- Balances healing energy for acute injuries and chronic conditions related to arthritis, asthma, back, chronic fatigue, cystitis, depression, insomnia, menopause, migraine sciatica, sinus, and more.