What is Reiki?
Reiki means “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign.”
It is a type of energy healing which is simple, natural and safe that everyone can use to heal the body, mind and spirit.
The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word “Rei” which means “Universal Life” and “Ki” which means “Energy”. It is the life force energy that surrounds all of us and it can be felt by everyone who tunes in to it.
Reiki is a form of alternative therapy that dates back to about 2500 years and was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, who was born to a wealthy Buddhist family in 1865 in Japan.
The healing effects are mediated by channelling the” Universal Life Energy” transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient by using the technique called palm healing or hands-on-body healing. The practitioner places hands lightly on or over a patient's body to facilitate the patient's process of healing.
It works with the energy fields around the body. Energy can stagnate in the body or below where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness. A Reiki treatment helps the flow of energy, removes blocks, raises body’s vibration, and encourages emotional or physical healing
Distant healing is the perfect treatment for somebody who is going to have a surgery, or take an exam, after a car accident, or any stressful situation that people may experience in a specific moment in life.
Reiki distant healing is also suited for people who are vulnerable and need to protect themselves and need a healing session to cope with stress when they can’t have in person session. Also for people who live abroad or far from the nearest practitioner.
WHAT ARE THE Benefits OF REIKI
Reiki assists the body’s natural healing processes, to develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. It can have the following benefits:
Reduce pain, speed healing, and improve sleep
Promote an increase in energy and mental clarity
Makes you feel refreshed
Increase in the peace of life
Can bring comfort in an acute or emergency situation, such as flu, injury or after surgery, aiding relaxation and improving longevity
Provide relief from everyday stress and help to cope with difficulties in daily life
Helps your body return to a state of relaxation, which allows it to heal from damage brought on by stress, injury, or disease
It doesn’t have any known harmful side effects.
Reiki is not intended to replace any doctor-approved treatment plan.
What to expect in a Reiki session?
Reiki can be done from a distance or in person in the comfort of your home. The patient will sit in a comfortable chair, or lie on a couch or the floor, fully clothed. The treatment can last from 20 minutes to 1 hour. Everyone can benefit from energy healing - children, elderly, pets, your home, or workplace. Reiki is best held in a quiet place where you are not disturbed.
Your therapist might play soft music during the session as a way to promote deeper relaxation and tune into the body’s energy, but let your practitioner know if you prefer silence.
Before the session starts, the practitioner will explain the process, and ask you to sign a consent form if you have any specific needs or have any areas that are sensitive to touch.
The placement of the hands is never intrusive or inappropriate and there isn’t any pressure.
The practitioner places their hands lightly on or over specific areas of the body using different hand shapes, for between 30 seconds and 5 minutes. The hands can be placed over different areas of the body respecting the client’s modesty.
While the practitioner holds their hands lightly on or over the body, the transfer of energy takes place. During this time, the practitioner’s hands may be warm and your body’s parts may start tingling. Each hand position is held until the practitioner senses that the energy has stopped flowing.
When the practitioner feels that the heat or energy in their hands has abated, they will remove their hands and may place them over a different area of the body.
The number of sessions will vary, depending on what a client wishes to accomplish. Some clients prefer to have one session while others have a series of sessions to work on a particular issue. To work on a particular issue it’s advisable to have 3 or 4 sessions in a row every day.
After a session you might have a runny nose, aches and pain, intense dreams. This is called a “ healing crisis”, a normal part of the healing process, many of your organs adjust to a new way and healthier way of functioning.
When this happens it’s a good sign, it means that deep healing is taking place in your body. Once the toxins have released you will feel even better than before.
The actual experience of the therapy is very subjective, observe your breath or the sensations of the therapy, relax and allow yourself to receive the healing Reiki energy.
Anytime ask for anything that will help you to feel comfortable - your practitioner is there to help you.
If you want to receive a distant healing the setting is the same; Find a quiet place, relaxing music, you might want to light a candle and lie on your bed covered with a blanket and prepare yourself to receive Reiki.