Reiki is a Japanese holistic, light-touch,
energy-based modality for stress reduction
and relaxation which also promotes healing.
The word Reiki (promounced Ray-Key)
is made of two Japanese words-
Rei, which means "Universal"
and Ki, which means "Life Force Energy".
With a very soothing application of hands either resting gently on or just above the recipient, a flow of natural energy will be re-established throughout the entire the body, including the emotions, mind and spirit. In turn, all ailments and illnesses will be encouraged to heal, through the body's own innate ability.
Reiki is simple and produces measurable results. It is power, light and love...and a path to your highest health. Although it is Buddhist in origin and spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.
WHAT CAN REIKI DO?
This list has been comprised through anecdotal research. Clients have reported feeling:
- More creative
- More balanced
- Less emotional
- Less stressed
- More relaxed
- More vitality
- More awareness
- Less or no pain
- More ability to fall asleep quickly
- More ease of movement
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SESSION?
The client, fully clothed, lies on the treatment table. The practitioner's hands remain in a stationary position, gently on or slightly above the body through several positions from head to toe. There is no manipulation of the skin or tissue. Reiki is not massage.
Many individuals report feeling cold, pulsating heat, or a tingling sensation during a session, and most enter a calm, relaxed state, and may even fall asleep. In some, chronic or acute pain can diminish or completely vanish. Sometimes allergies and other infirmities completely disappear. It's different for each person.
It's important to remember that, whatever is troubling us, 'we didn't get this way overnight’ and we won't 'recover overnight’, either. Healing takes commitment and time.
*Reiki is also available as a distant treatment, so if you are not able to make it in person to receive your treatment, this is a great option and equally effective.
WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED AFTER A SESSION?
Directly after a Reiki session, you should allow yourself time to come fully back into your awareness. You may have even fallen asleep. It is suggested to sit for a few minutes and have a drink of water. Becoming in touch with the soles of your feet and their placement on the floor also helps a great deal.
Over the next little while, you may notice that you are de-toxifying the waste that has built up in your system. Again, this varies from person to person, sometimes including flu-like symptoms, diarrhea, frequent urination, aches and pains, even fever. You should increase your water and/or herbal tea intake so that the toxins are flushed out more readily. You may want to rest more, so allow time for that. Remember, this is temporary, as you are flushing out your system.
Most people do feel an immediate improvement in their level of pain. Energy and alertness increase daily and a feeling of overall well being may be noticed.
It's also important to remember that emotions are being healed as well, so past trauma and upset may suddenly re-surface, as the negative energy is released. This too is temporary. Let it all go, and enjoy the benefits of peace it leaves behind.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?
To begin with, three or four sessions over ten to fourteen days are recommended to remove entrenched blocks in your energy system; then once a week or once every two weeks until the issue has resolved. You will begin to notice some improvement after the first session. Long-standing health issues are usually cleared up in five to six visits. Dis-ease generally begins in the energy field so if we keep our subtle bodies healthy using Reiki, and our physical bodies healthy with good nutrition and exercise, we should be able to remain active and whole.
HOW IS REIKI A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MY WELL BEING?
It is strongly recommended that you do not discontinue any medications or plan your medical practitioner or other holistic healer has deemed necessary, unless you first speak with them personally. Reiki energy works in concert with all other forms of therapy. It is a wonderful complement to other treatments. We can all work together to get you feeling healthier, happier and more whole. This is the holistic approach.
The Reiki energy goes to exactly where it is needed so a Reiki Practitioner never needs to diagnose nor prescribe – nor does ethics or law allow them to.
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