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.
USUI REIKI & KARUNA KI REIKI
I practice both Usui & Karuna Ki Reiki. Karuna Ki means Compassionate energy or as it is more appropriately "The Way of Compassionate Energy". For more information about the symbols and activations click here >
What Is Reiki?
Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice and it is not massage. It is a subtle and effective form of energywork using spiritually guided life force energy.
Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.
A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.
What To Expect?
A session is usually 60 to 90 minutes long. The Reiki Practitioner will describe the session to the client, give the client an opportunity to discuss any particular concerns 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, fully clothed with their shoes removed. Loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. For most of the session the Practitioner will hold their hands slightly above the clients body and will place them under the clients head and soles of feet at the beginning and end of the session respectively.
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.
One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the body's natural healing abilities (immune system), aids in better sleep and improves and maintains health. Reiki also balances the mind and emotions.
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.
Please Note: I am not a medical practitioner or a doctor. I do not treat, diagnose or prescribe. Reiki is not a substitute for medical care, diagnosis or a medical examination.