What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a gentle and natural system of healing. One of the most ancient healing methods known, originated in Tibet and rediscovered in the nineteenth century by a Japanese monk named Dr. Mikao Usui.The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki, a precise method for combining universal life force energy with the body’s innate healing powers works on mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual levels. Reiki is a beneficial healing modality that is very popular and utilized for health and wellness. A Reiki treatment is usually one hour in length and performed while you relax fully clothed on a massage table. Reiki may be done with a light gentle pressure static touch or the Practitioner’s hands may be a few inches/centimeters above your body at the hand positions with no actual touch.
Many people find that Reiki offers a safe, nurturing space in which to work through emotional issues that slow down the healing process. Reiki can be added to any healing modality, or used alone. People desire Reiki treatments for relaxation, pain management, support of traditional medicine, and sometimes to help empower themselves through life’s challenges. Clients describe Reiki as more relaxing and grounding than massage, and sometimes dreamlike.
History of Reiki
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.
What is Reiki used to Treat?
Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation. Many people use Reiki for wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.
Description of a Typical Session
A session is usually 60 to 90 minutes long. A discussion will usually take place during an initial session with a Reiki Practitioner. They will describe the session to the client, give the client an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues they are experiencing and ask them what they are hoping to achieve from their session. For the actual session, the client will rest comfortably on a massage table on their back with their shoes removed. Reiki can be performed with the client sitting comfortably in a chair as well. Unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed and a client is always fully clothed; loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. A session can either be hands-on, where a Practitioner will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. If a client prefers not to be touched they can indicate this to the practitioner before they begin.
The session will then proceed with the Reiki Practitioner moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions beginning at the person’s head or feet. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation or a tingling during the session or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.
Amy is a certified Reiki Master. Through Reiki, she’s a channel for healing. The core of what Amy does is to create space for the wisdom of the soul and body to come through. She helps clients expand their own intuition and understand the messages of their body. Clients tap into their own healing ability and learn how to integrate it into their daily lives. The process clears physical and emotional energy blocks and recalibrates the energetic body. This leaves her clients in a state of wellbeing and grace. Following Reiki sessions, Amy provides an intuitive reading, which includes recommendations to take the healing deeper.
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