Reiki - Healing Hands
From the Japanese:
REI = Universal + KI = Life Force
Spoken as Ray-kee or Ray-chee
What is Reiki?
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Reiki focuses on elevating life force energy to decrease negative stress or pain and to increase health, vigor, and well-being. The practice of Reiki is also known as healing hands or healing palms because the master or practitioner’s hands find and dissipate blockages in a body’s energy field. Reiki sessions are soothing and pleasant. Reiki provides comfort and relief for various levels of distress from mild aches to chronic illness.
Reiki is categorized as a non-invasive alternative or supplemental medical treatment. Reiki is used in countries around the globe to augment both traditional and holistic medical procedures. Unlike therapeutic massage, acupuncture, or acupressure, Reiki does not involve direct physical manipulation. The practitioner’s healing hands remain suspended or are lightly placed on the body to attune with and balance universal energy fields.
Note: Prana is the Sanskrit word for the cosmic energy that is known in Japan and Ki and in China as Chi. The Pranic energy healing process does not involve physical touching and is self-administered but is otherwise similar to Reiki energy healing.
How does Reiki work?
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Stress, tension, illness, trauma, and pain are expressed in the body and the body’s energy fields. Life force energy is arranged in paths (meridians) and clusters (chakras) throughout the body. The outer edge of the body’s energy field (aura) interacts with universal energy. Using Reiki methods, the practitioner’s hands are attuned to the level of energy circulating in these paths, clusters and interactions. When blockages are found, the practitioner delivers energy to elevate or balance energy flow. Increased energy flow provides relief and supports healing of the underlying issue, whether it is physical, emotional, or spiritual.
What happens in a Reiki healing session?
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Reiki can be performed by a skilled practitioner or can be self-administered after instruction and practice. The client lays on a massage table or sits in a chair in comfortable clothing. The Reiki practitioner’s hands are lightly placed or held above specific life force energy centers on the client’s head, shoulders, torso, legs and feet. The Reiki practitioner senses where there are disruptions to energy movement and directs additional energy to help clear the flow.
What does a Reiki session feel like?
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Typically, the client experiences a feeling of warmth or animation as healing hands attune to an area of the body that would benefit from attention. In some instances, the client also experiences emotions or thoughts that bring insight on the underlying issues associated with the blockage. Spoken expressions of feelings and affirmations reinforce the healing process.
What conditions does Reiki help?
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Elevating energy flow using Reiki brings relief for a wide range of physical problems from mild headaches to chronic illness. Reiki is used to alleviate pain or promote ongoing relaxation and vitality.
If a person has general anxiety or discomfort, Reiki can help determine the source of disturbances in life force energy and assist in their resolution. For those with arthritis, cancer, or similar conditions, Reiki can help focus attention and deliver additional energy to the affected area.
Reiki is particularly useful in helping with long-term stress experienced by caregivers, those recovering from ongoing physical or emotional trauma, and those in hospice situations.
How much does Reiki cost? How many sessions are needed?
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A Reiki session typically lasts approximately an hour and ranges in cost from $50 to $100 a session. One session may provide needed relief, or several sessions may be appropriate depending on the client’s circumstances or preferences. Some clients find the sessions pleasant and effective enough to be regularly scheduled. Others may learn how to self-apply Reiki methods on an as-needed basis.
Is Reiki medically approved?
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Reiki is not a medical treatment and has not been tested or proven to cure any particular ailment. Reiki is recognized as useful in supplementing other treatments, however, and Reiki sessions are available in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other medical facilities around the world. Since Reiki is non-invasive, it will definitely cause no harm. At minimum, it promotes relaxation and positive support for the healing process. Reiki provides early awareness of bodily issues that act as preventive care.
Is Reiki a belief system?
No. Reiki does not require any specific beliefs, just an openness to receive energy-related sensations and feelings. Whether we see the world in terms of quantum physics or divine design, most of us realize that every living being is embodied energy. We are connected to universal energy fields and other beings. Those of us that use meditation, yoga, tai chi, or any mind/body exercises become increasingly aware of their spiritual energy and how it influences their vitality.
Why choose Reiki?
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Reiki provides another tool to sustain your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Reiki masters are skilled at sensing and communicating life force energy issues. As you become more attuned to your body’s energy fields, you can more clearly and powerfully focus your attention where care is needed.
Reiki methods integrate well and enhance other spiritual practices such as yoga, meditation, and holistic/alternative health practices such as acupuncture or nutritional healing.
How do I find a Reiki practitioner or master?
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Reiki is typically performed in person by a practitioner, and it is easy to find one near you. Reiki masters are also able to train others in Reiki methods. See the links below.
You may be interested in scheduling an individual consultation or attending a group or information event.
How does distance Reiki healing work?
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Distance training and healing is available, definitely works, and is becoming more popular. See links below and talk to a Reiki practitioner about options.
How can I learn to use Reiki?
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How do I become a Reiki healer?
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See links below for individual or group training options.
Contact Reiki Practitioners in your area for:
- Free Consultation or Information
- Individual or Group Sessions
- Distance Healing
What is your experience or review of Reiki?
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