one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by
pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing
What Is Reiki?
is a technique of complementary or alternative medicine, rediscovered
by Japanese educator Dr. Mikao Usui sometime prior to 1922. It is
believed that this hands-on healing method may have been originally
developed by Tibetan Buddhists 2500 years ago but was lost to mankind
until Usui’s rediscovery.
does Reiki work? The Reiki energy enters through the crown of the
practitioner, flows through the heart and solar plexus centers, then
flows out the hands onto the recipient. The hands are placed on, or
just above, various parts of the body. The energy goes to the
recipient’s “highest good”, it may be used for physical, mental,
emotional and/or spiritual healing. Reiki goes to the greatest need
within the energy system.
energy is intelligent; it recognizes the cause of a problem and travels
there to promote energy balance, and therefore, healing. It is
important to understand that since the nervous system extends to every
organ and tissue in the body, the mind exists there also. The mind also
extends two to three feet outside the body, within the aura. Physical
illnesses arise from negative thoughts, feelings and experiences that
restrict the flow of ki, therefore restricting the functioning of physical organs.
What is a Reiki session like?
When you come for a session, you will want to wear comfortable
clothing. Before we start, I’ll explain what I will be doing and we
will talk about specific areas of concern if you wish. You will lie on
a massage table fully clothed then I’ll lay my hands in a series of
positions, starting at the head, designed to bring energy into your
body. The Reiki energy goes through me first as I basically act as a
conduit or channel for the energy to be drawn through and delivered to
you. The session begins with you lying face up during the first half,
and then you'll roll over face down for the remainder of the session.
The typical session will last one hour. Little or no pressure will be
applied and no oils are used. There is no massaging, kneading or any
privacy is very important. I will hold my hands above any areas
typically considered more private so there is no touching and beam the
energy from a slight distance. If you have any concerns about hand
positions, we can discuss this prior to treatment. Your privacy and
comfort is of utmost importance in getting the most benefit of your
session. Some prefer the hands to be just above the body for all of the
hand positions. Sometimes, when guided by intuition, I’ll place the
hands on an area of discomfort to focus on the treatment. You will
receive Reiki energy on any level that is needed, whether it is
spiritual, emotional, mental or physical. The energy automatically goes
to your highest good and gives you whatever it is that you need.
You may feel a
warm flow or tingling sensation, some clients feel nothing, but most
experience a deep relaxation. The feeling varies with each individual;
you may feel sleepy and just fall asleep during the session. Most feel
a sense of calm and peace, others feel as if they’ve had a deep restful
sleep and wake up energized. Sometimes a client will experience
powerful sensations or emotions during, or after a session, and there
may be a release through tears.