What is Reiki?
Reiki healing has its origin in India and the east and dates back thousands of years. The original name and disciplines were passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. However the ancient art was lost at some unknown time in the past.
The practice of Reiki was rediscovered by the Japanese scholar and monk Dr Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century . It was in fact Dr Usui who fashioned the name Reiki. Reiki’s natural healing energy works on every level, not just the physical, and promotes the body’s regenerative self healing ability.
The Japanese word Reiki means ‘Universal Energy’. Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to well-being. Known as ‘ki’ in Japan, ‘chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India. Acupuncture, T’ai chi and Yoga are also based on the free-flow of this energy in a person.
What Happens in a Session?
A session is usually carried out with the client lying down or sitting, in a comfortable and peaceful environment. There is no need to remove any clothing. The practitioner places their hands gently, in a series of positions, on or over the body. The client’s system automatically draws in only as much Reiki as is needed, using it in whatever way is most appropriate at the time. Reiki may be felt as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations, or nothing at all. Reiki is deeply relaxing, eases stress, and has a calming effect. Treatment is enhanced if one can rest for a while afterwards and drink plenty of water to help the body detox. Be responsive to the needs of your body, e.g. resting if tired, and allow the energy to continue its work after the session ends. The beneficial effects may be felt for several days.
Reiki is a non-invasive therapy that can be used without fear of any side-effects or overdose. Reiki is a complementary therapy that can be used effectively along with orthodox health care.
Benefits of Reiki
Listed below are some of the possible benefits of Reiki.
·Increase your energy levels and vitality
·Experience optimum good health
·Dramatically reduce stress levels
·Enhance your own innate healing abilities