What is Reiki
What is Reiki?
Reiki when translated, means universal life force energy from the Japanese language. The Reiki modality is a newly popular form of energy healing, originally created by Dr. Mikao Usui. It is said that a simple transfer of rites may be passed by a Master-Teacher to students who can then apply this energy as a Reiki practitioner. Once a student has received an atonement from a Reiki Master he or she is said to be capable of giving Reiki treatments to others. Reiki certifications come in different levels, and in some locations students can receive a certification in a single day, or just a few hours. It is said that Reiki is harmless, but I would question this assumption and recommended you look for practitioners who have other more advanced certifications as well. Finding a licensed Massage Therapist, Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, or accomplished healer who also uses Reiki is likely to be a safer and better choice, especially if you are new to this type of therapy.
Reiki is a non-invasive technique, with some gentle touching to allow energy to move into the body as needed. It is now practiced worldwide and is commonly found in modern hospitals and medical facilities including those in the USA. Typically a Reiki session is done in a quiet massage or spa like setting, where the client will lie on a massage table, or chair, and relax. The Reiki practitioner will allow the passage of Reiki energy through their hands, and transfer it by gently placing their hands on different areas of the client’s body. Often a client may fall into a deep state of relaxation or fall asleep during a Reiki session. Some people may experience a feeling of warmth, or waves of energy or a tingling sensation. Reiki can help to balance emotions, and bring a sense of calm and peace to the client.
Afterwards clients may feel tired, relaxed, or dreamy and may require a number of hours or days for the energy to fully integrate. The benefits of Reiki Energy are like those of other energy healing modalities that aim to bring balance and harmony to our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. It is easy to locate a practitioner in most major cities, but take the time to find someone who is well qualified and is a good match for you. Healers of all types can also be searched for at Professional Healer .Com