Reiki is a complementary therapy to be used as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment. The word Rei-Ki, means Universal Energy, ( Ki in Japan, Prana in India, qi or chi in China, Spirit in Western World) in other words, Spiritual Healing Energy which comes from God (or whomever you believe your Higher Power to be).. Reiki is a very gentle and safe method of bringing in this healing energy to the clients body. It is an ancient healing energy technique which helps to build more personal energy, more vitality, more resilience and better health. Its most profound effect is an almost immediate feeling of deep relaxation, resulting in a reduction in stress. As Reiki works on an energy level, it can aid physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. It is especially useful for clearing the client’s mind, inducing a calm and balanced state in the body both in difficult or traumatic times and in helping us to cope with the everyday stresses of life.
The existence of this life force energy has been verified by recent scientific experiments and medical doctors are considering the role it plays in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense but is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master. This is achieved through a process called initiation, which involves the opening of the spiritual channel in the student by the Reiki Master, so that Reiki energy flows through the student, thus allowing them to heal both themselves and family members and friends after Level 1. There are three levels to be initiated into to become a Reiki Master/Teacher, each one heightens and increases the vibration level of the energy.
A Reiki treatment is a 'laying on of hands'; (although the practitioner can also work without touching the client, if that is what the client requests, the effect of treatment will not be diminished by this, in fact, Reiki can be sent to the client at a distance).
In a typical Reiki treatment, the client lies down (fully clothed) on a treatment table. Reiki energy is transferred to the client from the hands of the practitioner, which are strategically placed on (or above) various parts of the client's body. A Reiki treatment does not involve any pressure or manipulation of tissues such as with massage. People feel Reiki in different ways, some feel the energy begin to flow into them, either as a heat, a coldness, a mild tingling or other sensation, and often in places remote from the point at which the practitioner has their hands. Nearly everyone experiences Reiki as deeply relaxing.
Reiki can be used to:
- As a relaxation tool
- For physical healing
- Balancing tool for mind, body & spirit.