What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique used to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Reiki is healing energy that helps to promotes healing and well-being. When a Reiki practitioner channels this life energy through their hands to the recipient, Reiki activates the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It flows to and works wherever the recipient needs it most, releasing blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins and works to create a state of balance. What sets Reiki apart from other healing methods is the process of attunement. Reiki may appear to be similar to the laying on of hands and other types of touch healing, but the process of opening up the energy channels via the Reiki attunement is quite different. The practitioner is required to go through three levels of attunements to be a Certified Master Reiki Practitioner.

Reiki Origin
Reiki (“RAY-kee”) is a Japanese word meaning “spiritually guided life force energy.” Reiki is a relaxing, powerful healing technique that was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui.  Dr. Usui developed these powerful Japanese healing techniques in the late 1800’s, Reiki was originally intended for spiritual development. However, Reiki is being used today for hands-on treatments as well as from a distance or remotely to rebalance energy which in turn assists the healing process in all living things. Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through every living thing and is what ensures us to be alive, breathing, healthy and vibrant.

Reiki Philosophy
The philosophy of Reiki is based on the body’s ability to heal itself naturally once energy blocks are removed.

Is a Reiki practitioner a healer?
A Reiki practitioner is not a “healer” they are simply a conduit or channel for the energy to flow through.

Does Reiki have limitations? Reiki energy is free-flowing energy. Limitations in the flow can result from an individual creating a blockage as a result of lack of trust or belief in what Reiki can do to improve one’s health, this limitation can be consciously or subconsciously

What are the benefits of Reiki?

There are so many benefits:

~ Promotes Healing & Good Health

~ Reduces Anxiety & Stress

~ Balances Energy and Chakras

~ Relieves anxiety associated with disease, illness and crisis

~ Enhances the immune system

~ Supports medical procedures

~ Alleviates Pain

~ Treats the whole body rather than specific symptoms

What types of illnesses and diseases respond best from Reiki treatments?

Everyone can benefit from Reiki treatments even when there is no illness.  Some of the many benefits and reasons clients have sought Reiki include:

  • Migraines – Headaches
  • Anxiety – Stress
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Vascular and Circulation Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Eating and Digestive Disorders
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Pregnancy, PMS, Menopause
  • Hyperactivity – Attention Deficit – Compulsive Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Allergies – Sinus Conditions
  • Neuropathy
  • Pre-and Post-Surgery
  • ADD and Autism in Children and Adults

Is Reiki Safe?
Yes, Reiki is safe and gentle for all. It does not harm a person or worsen any condition or illness. There are no negative side effects to Reiki. In fact, people reap the benefits of relaxation and stress reduction. Reiki is a gentle healing energy that only offers positive benefits and amazing results.

How does the Reiki energy flow?
The Reiki energy “ki” (pronounced “key”) is the non-physical energy that animates all living things. Ki also known as Chi, Qi, prana is flowing in everything that is alive including plants, animals and humans. Reiki energy flows through the palms of the practitioner hands and goes where it is needed in the client/recipient body, creating the healing benefits necessary for the individual’s needs.

How is Reiki performed?
Reiki is performed on a fully-clothed person lying on a treatment table, chair or floor. In the case of a pet or animal receiving Reiki it is given in a comfortable environment that suits them and their situation. The practitioner gently places her hands in strategic positions starting at the top of the head moving around the body, often stopping longer in areas that are in the most need.

How long does a session last?
A Reiki session is typically 30 –60 minutes; however, benefits can be achieved in only minutes. Animal Reiki varies in time depending on the animal.

How long does it take for Reiki to work?
As soon as your session begins, you’ll start to feel the relaxing effects of Reiki. Many people and animals experience noticeable improvements after just one session, including a sense of peace, well-being, reduced or eliminated pain.  However, multiple treatments may be needed to produce the best result and bring your energy back into balance.

What might I experience?
A Reiki session is very relaxing and peaceful, for the client as well as the practitioner. During a session, you may feel heat or coolness coming from the practitioner’s hands, you may also experience a tingling sensation, twitching and wave sensation in certain parts of your body. This is completely normal and part of the energy working. Some people may not experience these sensations; they may just feel deeply relaxed and even fall asleep.

Can Reiki cause me any pain or side effects?
Reiki energy does not cause pain or ill effects.  It is non-invasive, safe and gentle for everyone.

If Reiki is given to someone who is under anesthesia, will they wake up during the surgical procedure?
No, because Reiki is a subtle energy that works to create balance in the body, Reiki would be supportive for the person as well as the operating staff because it will create a calm, peaceful environment, with greater clarity and grounding to everyone present.

Does a Reiki session take away negative energy and replace it with positive energy?
Reiki does not replace bad for good energy. Reiki is often described as universal life force energy. In the Western Culture, the two components of this energy are referred to as Yin and Yang with neither being good or bad, positive or negative, it is simply dual elements of energy. Reiki is a gentle energy that works toward creating balance in the body. Your specific needs at the time of your Reiki session will determine how this balance will occur as the two forces balance harmoniously for you.

Is Reiki a religion or against any religions or faith?
Reiki is not a religion. It has no structured belief system and is religiously neutral. Reiki is a simple healing technique that does not require anyone to give up their religious beliefs or change them in order to receive or practice Reiki. In fact, many people of all spiritual and religious beliefs and backgrounds participate in giving and receiving Reiki all over the world.

What is remote or distance Reiki? A remote or distant healing session can be done by an experienced Reiki Level 2 practitioner. The Reiki Level 2 practitioner is initiated by having the attunement of the sacred Reiki symbols by a Master Reiki Practitioner, one of these symbols is the Distance Symbol, the symbol that is required to do distant Reiki sessions. An experienced Reiki healer can send healing energy to a person or animal anywhere in the world, no matter how far away from the healer they may be. The Reiki energy is just as strong as if they were having the session in person directly with the hands of the practitioner over their body. Reiki energy flows remotely to the person it is being sent to. Once it is tuned in it will flow through the universal energy currents that exist naturally, one way to think of it is to think of the way that a phone signal or Wi-Fi energy flows to open the line of communication to anywhere in the world. With Reiki, the practitioner is the conduit and connects the healing energy to the recipient.

Still have questions?  Feel free to ask, my goal is to make everyone comfortable with Reiki and to teach people how it can benefit us all in our everyday lives and to help everyone reach a new level of health and wellness through the wonderful gift of Reiki Healing Energy!

Now that you know all of the amazing benefits of Reiki Energy Healing, what are you waiting for? Make your appointment today to start experiencing the healing, positive energy and overall feeling of a healthy state of being for your Body, Mind and Spirit!

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