Reiki (pronounced ray key) a Japanese word that means "universal life force energy” is a gentle healing method in which unlimited energy flows through the therapist's hands. This energy is healing, relaxing, and reduces stress. A Reiki treatment involves one or a series of hand placements on or near the client's body that opens the channels within and between the therapist and the client, allowing universal healing energy to flow to the places where it is most needed. This energy can feel warm, hot, cold, or have a vibratory quality. Reiki increases your sense of well being while relaxing you and increasing your energy. It's healing qualities range from small injuries to major physical and emotional traumas to chronic and acute diseases.
Anyone can learn Reiki!
The Usui System of Natural Healing
Reiki (pronounced ray key) is a Japanese word that means Universal Life- Force Energy. Reiki is a gentle healing method in which the unlimited energy of the universe flows through our hands, healing, relaxing, and increasing energy levels. It assists in healing injuries from small cuts to major physical and emotional traumas-including both chronic and acute disease processes.
The ancient art of Reiki was re-discovered in the 1800's by Mikao Usui Sensai. Usui Sensai spent many years searching for the secrets of healing by touch written about in sacred scriptures. After years of searching, he meditated and fasted for 21 days and received the gift of Reiki. His students named the system he discovered and taught The Usui System of Natural Healing. In the 1930's, Reiki was introduced to the United States.
Three Degree System
To learn Reiki, the student must become attuned to energy of Reiki. An attunement is the process the Reiki Master performs to clear the channels so the universal energy can more easily flow through. Once the attunements are given, the ability to heal by touch lasts a lifetime.
Reiki I- After a series of four attunements, students learn how to perform self-treatments and how to give others a Reiki treatment, including plants and animals.
Reiki II- After one additional attunement, which increases the student's ability to transmit even stronger Reiki and to send Reiki any distance, students learn how to use Reiki to heal mental and emotional problems and to clear issues in the past, present or future.
Reiki III-Teaching Mastership- The student must have a serious commitment to teaching Reiki. Some of the requirements include organizing and assisting with Reiki classes, self-treatment and journaling progress and regular Reiki treatments on others. The whole apprenticeship takes about a year.
Giving and Receiving Reiki
A Reiki treatment involves a series of hand placements on or near the body. This opens the channels allowing universal healing energy to flow to the places in the body where it is needed. When receiving Reiki, most people feel an increased sense of relaxation and well-being. The energy can feel warm, hot or even cold. It may have a vibratory quality. Because the energy flowing through the practitioner is universal and not personal energy, it is never draining. Both participants benefit from Reiki.
"Reiki turns your hands into loving and powerful instruments of healing."