What is Reiki?
Reiki is pronounced ray-key. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese language. Rei means spiritual wisdom and Ki means life energy. It translates to the same meaning as Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit and in science it is called the Biofield Energy. Ki is also the primary energy of our emotions, thoughts and spiritual life. Ki is what guides the Rei.
To sum it up, Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy that promotes healing. Reiki is guided by it’s own wisdom, rather then requiring the direction of the practitioner.
The Japanese and American History of Reiki
In March 1922 while on Mt. Kurama doing penance while fasting Mikao Usui (Usui Sensei) received Reiki.
The 1st Reiki clinic was opened in Japan with Chujiro Hayashi and Usui Sensei. Usui Sensei kept careful records of the patients, their illnesses and the hand positions he utilized. Usui Sensei also started an organization called Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakki . The members initially chose not to get a license to practice. So in order to practice they became a secret society and practiced amongst themselves. This initially made it very difficult for anyone to learn Reiki.
In 1937 Hawayo Takata brought Reiki to America and westernized it. Since then many historians and researchers have returned to Japan to learn as much as they could about the origins of Reiki. There are many books on the subject and there are many ways that practitioners use Reiki.
How Reiki is Used to Help & Heal
Ki (life energy) flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians, and nadis. Ki also flows through the organs and tissues of the body and around us in our energy field called our aura.
Ki nourishes the organs and cells of our body and when the healthy flow of Ki is low or disrupted illness follows.
When our thoughts and emotions become rigid and toxic they negatively affect our Ki as well. When the Ki becomes unhealthy Ki it is called Byoki.
Byoki attaches itself to the organs and tissues of the body, disrupts the flow of healthy Ki and diminishes the function of the organs and cells of the physical body. If it is causes a blockage and isn’t released a person becomes ill.
Reiki is channeled into the practitioner and then channeled into the person’s body. Most people report it as feeling like a warm sensation. Remember, it is spiritually guided life force energy it will automatically go where it is needed.
To help people understand I correlate it to acupuncture except I don’t need to use needles and I don’t need to move the energy around.
What are the benefits of a Reiki session?
The Physical Benefits of Reiki
*Brings relief from chronic pain, aids in recovery from injuries, medical treatment and operations
*Complements medical treatment *Increases energy levels
*Creates deep relaxation *Relieves fatigue
*Clears out toxins *Relieves allergies and headaches
*Strengthens the persons natural healing process
The Emotional and Psychological Benefits of Reiki
*Relaxes the body & mind *Promotes feelings of calmness & wellbeing
*Promotes a peaceful & positive outlook *Soothes emotional distress
*Encourages emotional release by unblocking suppressed feelings
The Spiritual Benefits of Reiki
*Helps promote spiritual growth
*Envokes a Heart-felt sense of Gratitude
*Energizes and balances the chakras, aura and meridians
What should I expect at a Reiki session?
We will discuss what brings you to a Reiki session and what you are looking for to have Reiki help you with. You will then lay fully clothed on a massage table while listening to soothing music. You will feel a warm and soothing energy (Reiki) flow from the hands of the Reiki practitioner. I will answer any questions and/or concerns you may have. It is a very loving and nurturing experience. It is a great way to unwind and take care of yourself.
How much does it cost?
Adult sessions (in office or distant) are 60 minutes for $90
Child sessions are $45 minutes for 30-45 minutes (will depend upon what they can tolerate)
Family sessions are $100 for 60 minutes
*gift certificates are available
What is a Reiki Circle?
Reiki Circles are very cost effective for those who cannot afford an individual session. One person at a time receives Reiki for 15 minutes while relaxing on the Reiki table while the others gather around the table sending Reiki, love, prayers and any personal intentions the person may ask for. Group energies are often very strong and can be more penetrating than individual sessions. It is exciting to be present and part of anothers healing.