Many years ago I was introduced to the healing practice of reiki. Over the years I have integrated it in various ways into my life to the point that I now practice it daily. Having studied this healing art, I understand that many people don't know what it is, or how profoundly it can assist in their healing.
So let's start at the very beginning with some of the more common questions and answers.
Where did reiki originate? Reiki was originally a Japanese technique to promote healing, stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki is believed to have originated in Tibet over 2,500 years ago. Dr. Mikao Usui, from Japan, introduced reiki to Westerners in the late 1800s after he rediscovered this ancient healing technique himself.
What is reiki – in a nutshell? Reiki is an energy healing technique often used to promote healing, stress reduction and relaxation. The word reiki can simply be translated as “life force energy”. Therefore a reiki practitioner or reiki master uses their hands either directly on or slightly above the body to channel life force energy to promote healing. There is no manipulation of the body (such as in massage) and a client typically lays down, fully clothed (except for shoes) to receive a reiki session. The practitioner or master channels reiki energy through their hands and into the client’s body. The practitioner’s hands typically feel very hot and soothing while reiki is being channeled but can feel cold, as well. Reiki is considered an intelligent energy and knows where it needs to go to help promote healing in the body, mind and spirit!
Who is reiki for and who can benefit most from reiki treatments? Anyone and everyone can benefit from reiki. Reiki can help with stress, anxiety, depression, behavioural problems with children, pre- and post-surgery, feeling “stuck” in your life, concussions, migraines, broken bones, any trauma to the body, sexual abuse, menstrual issues, hospice, and even undiagnosed problems. The list is virtually endless. The human body is amazing and reiki is all about giving the body the support it needs to heal itself.
Does Reiki works with energy? Reiki works on many different levels; energetic, physical, emotional, spiritual. It’s all connected.
Does reiki involve ongoing treatment or is it more often a one-time therapy? It really depends on each individual person. I suggest that they come in once a week or once every two weeks for a total of four sessions. After those sessions, we assess what level of ongoing support is needed. Some people are really in touch with their energetic body and can sense when they need to come in for a tune-up, so I leave it up to them to determine the right timing. There have been times when I myself have received reiki and have needed several weeks to process what happened during the session. It’s very individual. An experienced reiki practitioner should be able to gauge what is best in each individual situation.
As a practitioner of reiki I am able to offer this modality at Raw Satya when it is requested or relevant to the individuals needs. If you would like to know more about reiki and how we can work together, give me a call on 0412644690 or send through an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
With healing love, Rose xx