What is Reiki? Reiki is Energy therapy a type of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) that focuses on channeling and monitoring the natural energy of the human body to promote health and well-being. Reiki treatments are offered in hospitals, private practice, self-care, and in conjunction with many other therapies. Surgeons will often recommend Reiki to enhance the overall healing process. Reiki is a beneficial healing modality that is very popular and utilized for health and wellness. It is based on energetic principles and is practiced all around the world.
Reiki is Source, the universal life force energy. It is this energy that created the universe and all within it. Reiki means “universal life force.” There is an energy field surrounding everything in our universe. Reiki is a healing technique that utilizes this universal life force energy to heal the body at all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Distance Reiki healing can be sent wherever it is needed regardless of geographical location, including to assist with past and future events for the well-being of all involved.
The natural energy healing methods are designed to open the pathways of healing in body, mind, emotions and spirit. Healing is accomplished by directing the flow of universal life-force energy ( the fundamental energy which creates and sustains the universe). This invisible (vibrational) life force energy shapes the way you feel, think and even the way you live. It is the basis of health and vitality and the spirit of life itself. It has the ability to heal the sick and maintain health. The Reiki practitioner channels this invisible force to her client, for she has been trained and attuned to do so. The energy is not the practitioner’s but “universal”. Reiki restores, balances, repairs and recharges the healing levels of life force energy bring balance and harmony. All those who choose to, can benefit from Reiki treatments: children, teens, adults, the elderly. Even plants and animals love Reiki treatments, too. Reiki enhances and compliments any mode of treatment for illness or disease.
What Happens During a Reiki Session?
The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. Soft music and candles are often used in the healing room. You remain fully clothed while you lie down on a massage table, and are made comfortable with pillows and blankets. The practitioner channels life-force-energy from the universe, to you and through you, in a variety of gentle laying-on-of-hands patterns and methods, thus stimulating the positive flow of energy to your chakras. The most common sensations are heat, coolness and tingling, calm.
Usui Reiki – Usui Reiki works on the etheric energy level of the body, or the ‘blueprint’ of the body. Energy from the Universe travels through our hands and into the body automatically and without thought or intention. The healer can actually be asleep or can be an animal and the Reiki will still flow, as if by osmosis. Energy will travel from areas of high energy i.e. the Universe, to areas of low energy i.e. our body. It is a very simple, natural and totally automatic response. The Reiki 1 workshops activate the Reiki in a person’s hands and allows this process to flow. As a result the Reiki practitioner does not need to be aware of energy, or of flow, or indeed of any sensations.
Kundalini Reiki – Kundalini Reiki works through the mental body and requires mental thought to activate the healing. Practitioners are taught to get the flow of energy going. As a result the practitioner is more involved, and more influential in the healing process. The process is sometimes quickened and shortened because of this higher energy involvement. It also means that through intention, the practitioner can manipulate the energy and move it around the body, as well as harmonizing situations and events, releasing emotions and conducting distance healing.