1. WHAT IS REIKI AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Reiki (ray-kee) is a Japanese spiritual healing practice also known as energy healing. A reiki practitioner channels universal life-force energy by laying on of hands, encouraging a healthy flow of energy in the body to lower stress and promote healing. A Reiki treatment should not be used as a substitute for consultation of a physician, a practitioner of natural therapeutics or a psychotherapist. Reiki can increase the efficacy of other types of healing.
All living cells are made up of energy and each of us contain three major components within our own energy body: aura, nadis, and chakras. The aura is an electromagnetic energy field that surrounds the entire body, the chakras are concentrated energy centers of the body and nadis are a network of channels that allow energy to travel through the body. When we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts and feelings like fear and aggression or experience trauma, these pathways become disrupted causing imbalances on all levels of our bodies.
Reiki strengthens the auric field and promotes healing in all living things by forcing stagnant energy to break apart, clear, and allow life force to flow in a healthy way. The origins of Reiki are found in the Tibetan sutras, the ancient records of cosmology, and philosophy. Reiki was rediscovered in the mid-1800s by Dr. Mikao Usui.
relates to the whole being; connected to the pineal gland
brain, face, nose, eyes, etc; connection to the pituitary gland
relates to the nose & throat; corresponds to thyroid gland
belongs to the heart & arms; belongs with the thymus
liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen, small intestine; pancreas
reproductive system, bladder, kidneys; ovaries or testicles
large intestine, rectum, kidneys; relates to adrenal gland
2. WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN IN-OFFICE REIKI SESSION
Clients lay on a heated treatment table while the practitioner places both hands on or above your fully-clothed body to enable channeling of universal life energy to flow. Not one session is alike and clients may experience pulsing or tingling sensations, feelings of heat or cold, see different colors, or nothing at all. Deep emotions may be released causing clients to cry, laugh, cough, etc. Many people achieve similar states of mindfulness often experienced only through deep meditation during a session.
3. WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER A REIKI SESSION?
Reiki continues to work toward the person’s healing long after the session has ended. Reiki knows where it needs to go and for how long. Most of the time you will feel relaxed or perhaps a little tired. Some people experience a healing response; when a person has a healing response, it can sometimes look as if the problem they wanted to find relief from has worsened. Although it is uncomfortable, it is temporary and a good sign. This is an indication that the system is re-balancing and clearing away that which does not serve a purpose any longer. This response is normal and can last up to 48 hours. Symptoms may include headache, nausea, or lethargy. Please rest and drink plenty of water.
4. WHAT IS A DISTANT REIKI SESSION?
Second-degree reiki practitioners learn and receive three reiki symbols, one of which is the distance healing symbol. This symbol is used to allow practitioners to send reiki beyond the limitations of time and space, allowing clients to receive the healing benefits of reiki in the comfort of their own homes.
5. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE REIKI SESSIONS?
3-6 sessions are recommended as Reiki is a cumulative therapy.