Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The name (pronounced “ray-key”) comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which means life force energy that flows through all living things. It is performed through a laying on of hands, and has been practiced for thousands of years. This simple yet powerful technique can be learned by anyone and is not tied to any specific religion.
You may be familiar with the term Ki, which means the same as Chi, Prana, Ti, or biofield energy. This is the energy that animates all living things.If your life energy is low, or there is a restriction in its flow you may be more vulnerable to illness. When it is high and flowing freely, you are less likely to get sick. Ki is also the primary energy of our emotions, thoughts and spirituality.
- Assisting the body’s natural healing ability
- Pain management
- Resetting and recharging
- Stress relief and relaxation
- Clearing physical and emotional blockages
- Adjunct to other therapies
A professional session is usually 60 minutes, although benefits can be felt even after 15 minutes. The client will have the opportunity to share any concerns or symptoms they are experiencing. During the session the client may be seated in a chair or laying on a massage table, fully clothed. Reiki is done through touch, although it can also be done without.
A session can feel like a positive glowing radiance for practitioner and client, and the psychological benefits can include healing of emotional trauma and other issues. Throughout the session, specific standard Reiki hand positions are used beginning at the client’s head or feet. The client may feel hot or cold sensations, energy pulses or even nothing at all, however it should feel very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.
Reiki has been used to assist with healing for virtually all known illnesses and is always beneficial and works to improve the effectiveness of other types of therapy. We use it to assist with pain and symptom relief for common health concerns such as heart disease, cancer, skin problems, high blood pressure, bruises, broken bones, headaches, menstrual pain, sore throat, healing from surgical procedures, insomnia, fatigue and more. Reiki is considered alternative or complementary healing art and should not be used as a replacement for medical or psychological treatment.
Anyone can learn Reiki and it is used by individuals for self care (physical, emotional and energetic blockages and stress relief) and to help care for loved ones, including pets. Animals love reiki and this is a very rewarding and connecting practice which benefits all.
Reiki Certification for Individuals and Groups
All walks of life can benefit from a Reiki practice, especially body workers, parents, caregivers, medical personnel, hospice staff, volunteers, counselors, and other healing and mental health professionals.
Practitioners are certified to work on themselves and others after completing just the first level.
Training groups are small and provide hands on practice time and personal attention. Some practitioners go on to work as professionals and others just use the training for personal healing.
Please contact me if you are interested in certification or experiencing a session.
In Level 1, you will learn the history of reiki and it’s applications, and receive the first level attunement, which allows you to begin practicing reiki for yourself and others.
- What is Reiki and how we use it
- Gassho meditation
- Reiki 1 attunement
- Hands on practice time
- Byosen scanning
- Hand positions
- Business practices
In Level 2 you will be introduced to the three symbols, learn how to perform distance healing and participate in a group healing. Prerequisite is Level 1 (with me or another Reiki Master/Teacher).
What we’ll cover:
- Three symbols
- Reiki 2 attunement
- Practice doing a treatment with all symbols
- Distance healing
Level 3 (Master/Teacher)
This training will allow you to teach Reiki and attune others. Please inquire.
FAQs About Reiki
Where does reiki come from?
Reiki is believed to have been associated with Mikao Usui who is credited with rediscovering the root system now called Reiki. His tradition and methods were passed through several grandmasters of Reiki. Today, Reiki takes many forms, however, The Usui System of Natural Healing is still the form most widely practiced.
Practitioners and Master Teachers are trained through an initiation process where Masters pass on their knowledge and expertise to their students.
Is Reiki a religion?
Although Reiki is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners and clients come from all walks of life and are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have.
Are there any side effects?
Most of the time the receiver will feel relaxed and uplifted after a treatment. However, sometimes a person will go through a detox process. As the toxins that have been stored in the body are released, sometimes the person can get a headache or feel a little off. If this happens, regular self-care such as getting out in nature, taking a shower, and drinking lots of water can help. This is part of the healing process as the body cleanses itself and is a good thing!
Reiki practitioners do not diagnose or prescribe, nor interfere with treatment of a licensed medical professional. Reiki is not a substitute for qualified medical care, but is used as a complementary practice or as a personal relaxation or stress reducing tool
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