What is Reiki?
Reiki is a wonderful introduction to energy healing. It works by sending spiritually guided life force energy, sometimes called prana or chi, throughout the energy field. Reiki treatments are sessions where the Reiki energy is transmitted by the laying on of hands.
Reiki energy invokes a feeling of deep relaxation, peace, and well-being. It assists in detoxification of the body and emotions, supporting the body’s natural healing processes. Reiki has been proven to lower blood pressure, speed wound healing, and relieve pain.
The results of one treatment may be:
Minor pain is relieved or eliminated
Wound healing is accelerated
Suppressed emotions may rise to the surface to be released
Detoxification of the body is encouraged and assisted
The results of a series of treatments may be:
Increased health and energy.
Surgical wounds heal faster.
There are many documented cases of blood pressure being lowered, blood sugar normalizing, and arthritis and similar joint pain being relieved and/or eliminated.
The major organ systems are assisted in cleansing and detoxification.
What Happens During a Reiki Treatment?
Reiki is transmitted primarily through the hands of the practitioner. Most Reiki treatments are conducted with the recipient lying on a massage table, in a quiet room. Many practitioners use soft music, aromatherapy, and soft lighting to create an environment of peace and relaxation. The energy can be transmitted with the hands placed lightly on the body, or hands off.
People’s response to Reiki is very personal, and varies depending on their intention for the treatment. Reiki energy will automatically flow to where it is most needed. But there are some results which commonly occur in most people.
Reiki is complementary to most other healing techniques. It is not meant to be used as a substitute for conventional medical or psychological treatment, although it may seem to enhance the effects.
Reiki is taught through a series of initiations called levels. The levels are standardized and consist of attunements and classes given by a Reiki Master Teacher.
Individual teachers may add their own interpretations and additional information, but almost all teachers include certain basic skills in 3 levels.
Level 1 includes one or more attunements, hand positions, history, and basic treatments for self and others.
Level 2 includes more attunements, basic symbols, long distance healing, and more treatment experience.
Level 3 is the Master level. Many teachers break this up into 2 parts, Master Practitioner or ART, and Master Teacher.
The Master Practitioner Class includes the Master attunement, Reiki crystal grids, Reiki meditation, and more advanced techniques.
The Master Teacher Class is all about giving attunements and teaching Reiki.