WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is an ancient form of hands-on healing. The word itself is from the Japanese meaning Universal Life Force Energy. Rei means universal knowledge, present everywhere, Ki is the energy that gives life to all living things and which can be activated for the purpose of healing. Ki is also known as Chi, Prana and Spirit, according to different cultures. Present day science explains this by way of quantum physics.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Reiki healer acts as a channel for the life energy, which the recipient of the treatment draws into themselves via the healer, activating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki goes to wherever it is needed working on mind, body and spirit, releasing blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins and working to create a state of balance. Reiki can also be used on animals, plants, situations, and so on.
The Treatment of Reiki is a very simple yet powerful process. Each treatment (and the frequency if having more than one session) are individually tailored to the client’s needs. Most treatments last about an hour, and are carried out on a healing couch or a chair. The client remains fully clothed whilst the therapist works on various positions on the body; this entails placing hands on various parts of the body and acting as a channel for the healing energy.
Anyone can have this treatment, from babies to the elderly. You do not have to be ill to have a treatment and there are no side effects. It is completely safe and natural.
The client and/or the therapist may experience sensations such as warmth or coldness, tingling, twitches and relaxation as the body receives the life force energy and blockages are removed. The experience is a very personal one.
You can become a healer yourself by becoming attuned. Attunement brings a raised level of conscious awareness after which the Reiki energy can be channelled by that individual. You can only be initiated, or ‘attuned’, to the energy by a Reiki Master. The attunements will open the healing channel within you. You will be taught a sequence of hand positions for treating oneself, friends, family, pets and plants. There are three levels of attunement, level 1 focusing on healing yourself and those close to you, level 2 developing this further to be more suitable for the treatment of others, and level 3 which is the Master level and is for those who wish to teach others, and make Reiki a profound and integral part of their lives.
2nd Degree Reiki is for those who wish to make more of a commitment to the energy, to become a practitioner. This involves the learning of three sacred symbols, which activate improved channelling, the ability to do distant (absent) healing and to heal emotional and mental issues. Reiki level 1 is a requirement before you can attune to level 2.
3rd Degree Reiki, or the Master level, is only for those who wish to increase the healing power further, and to train and attune Reiki students. This level requires a profound dedication to Reiki and a desire to continue the learning and healing experience.
How Reiki can help you
* Ability to heal yourself *
* Relieve stress/anxiety *
* Stimulates the immune system *
* Cleanse the body of toxins *
* A tool for transformation *
* Heal emotional/mental issues *
* Assist in achieving goals *
* Release blocked energy *
* Boost confidence *
* Expand your consciousness *
* Increase energy/vitality *
*Create harmonious relationships *
* Effectively treat acute problems *
* Treat sport injuries *
* Improve communication *
* Increase spiritual awareness *
* Strengthen your aura *
* Protect from negative energy *
* Increase intuition/focus *