Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes
healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an
unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.
If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress,
and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom
or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy".
So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating
many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security
and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement
that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness
and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with
all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the
usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class.
This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows
the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health
and enhance the quality of life.
Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development
and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands
of people of all ages and backgrounds.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is
nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent
on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from
God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience
of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes
harmony with others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of
natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to
promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.
During a meditation several years after developing Reiki, Dr. Usui decided to add the
Reiki Ideals to the practice of Reiki. The Ideals came in part from the five prinicples
of the Meiji emperor of Japan whom Dr. Usui admired. The Ideals were developed
to add spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Their purpose is to help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the
Reiki healing experience. In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results,
the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it.
Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of the Reiki energy.
It must also include an active commitment to improve oneself in order for it to be a
complete system. The ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and
virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value.
Do not anger
Do not worry
Be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work.
Be kind to people.
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind
A. Reiki energy is a subtle energy. It is different than electricity or chemical energy or
other kinds of physical energy. Reiki energy comes from the Higher Power, which
exists on a higher dimension than the physical world we are familiar with. When viewed
clairvoyantly, Reiki energy appears to come down from above and to enter the top of the
practitioners head after which if flows through the body and out the hands.
It appears to flow this way because of our perspective. However, the true source of
Reiki energy is within ourselves. This does not mean that we use our personal energy
when we do Reiki, but that the energy is coming from a transcendental part of
ourselves that is connected to an infinite supply of healing energy.
A. Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners are
not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free
to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their
own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.
A. In a standard treatment Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the
client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given
while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The
practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand
positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach,
and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs.
Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client
needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts between 45 and 90 minutes.
A. What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to
person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many
feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the
Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative
feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep
or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences.
At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
A. Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions.
This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension
and anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc.
The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated.
This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and
depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay
in the hospital. Reiki always helps and in some cases people have experienced
complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and
after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles,
they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones
physical and psychological condition are what most experience.
Q. Does one have to stop seeing a regular doctor or psychologist in order to receive
a Reiki treatment?
A. No. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment.
If one has a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that one see a
licensed health care professional in addition to receiving Reiki treatments. Reiki energy
works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological
care or any other method of alternative care and will improve the results.
Call Lynn for scheduling (336-432-5347).
Cost: $50/hour or 3 sessions-$120