Reiki - Helping You Find Balance in Your Emotional, Spiritual and Physical Bodies
What is Reiki and How Does it Work?
Reiki is an ancient form of energy work. It was developed in Japan by Mikao Usui. It is based on the idea that we all have the ability to direct the healing energy of the Universe. Once a practitioner has received training, which involves opening up to the universal energy, they can begin to direct that healing to others.
What is Reiki Good For?
Our bodies as we experience stress and emotional issues create energetic waste. I like the formal term "gunk." 😁 This gunk gets stuck in our aura. It causes physical issues, and even more emotional turmoil. Reiki clears the gunk. This allows your life force energy to flow better. (Similar to the Chinese concept of Qi) It also allows your body the extra energy to begin to heal itself.
Some issues that I have seen helped in my practice and personal experience: migraine relief, improved sleep, reduced stress, clearing of cold, clarity on a problem, and uncovering of limiting beliefs.
Because Reiki impacts your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies it can have a wide variety of benefits. Below are the ones that I see as the most beneficial.
Reiki is a great way to gain a little peace and calm in your day. Even if you just choose to do Reiki for the relaxation benefits you won't be sorry!
Often when making decisions we can get trapped in overthink. I find that Reiki is a great way to clear out that stagnant energy so you can make better decisions.
These are FAQ's for Reiki in general. For questions about how I specifically work check out this page.
No. Reiki is energy healing. It is delivered either through light touch or hands placed slightly above the body. Some massage therapists may also be Reiki therapists. But they are two different services.
Short answer: yes.
Longer answer: The healing energy of a Higher Universal Source and your own healing energy is real. However, over centuries of modern thinking, this art and belief has been lost. Reiki is one of many energy healing techniques that is pulling this energy in our daily lives again. It does work, as a Reiki therapist is simply focusing universal healing energy to the client.
Remember, as with everything if you think it will not work - it won't. Our minds are very powerful and can override even the strongest of treatments - both in the eastern and western medical traditions.
Reiki energy begins to work immediately. By the end of a session, your Chakras and energy will be balanced.
How long you stay balanced depends on your current situation. Many factors impacting including emotional, physical, spiritual and mental well being.
Reiki itself is not dangerous. With that said, you need to keep in mind that your Reiki Therapist needs to be energetically balanced and take the right steps to protect not only their personal space but the environment too.
While your therapist is a channel for the energy and it does not come through them. Their energy can still come off on you. Energy is transferable to anyone by anyone - even when Reiki is not involved.
Reiki does not have any risks, like you would have in surgery. It is however energy healing, so you may experience some tiredness. When we clear out your energy your body can take some adjustment time. In my experience this is never more than 24 hours, and it does not impact everyone.
Because Reiki does impact your energy you don't want to receive healing while you are doing anything that could cause harm if you fall asleep. For example, don't be driving a car while your practitioner is doing a distance session. If you have never had it and don't know how you will react, I recommend for the first session you are just relaxing and not much planned.
Once you have experienced it and know how you are impacted you can better decided when it is best to have it.
Additionally you will want to avoid Reiki during medical procedures. But can have it afterward or before hand to relax you and help the healing process.
A Reiki Master has completed all three levels of training. Some traditions have four levels, where three gives you practitioner master. Then level four is Reiki Master that can train others.
Reiki attunment is what occurs when a person goes through each of the levels of training. The attunment opens the person up to being able to channel the Universal energy.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of energy healing. Reiki assists with relaxation and energy release that what is not serving you. A distance Reiki session, simply means you are one place and I am another!
As a Reiki practitioner reaches level two they learn how to focus the healing energy over a distance. Reiki energy does not come from the practitioner. The practitioner is a channel for energy from our higher life source. Because we are all connected, directing that energy to you from afar is possible. Time and space are not a factor with energy.
The process itself involves connecting through a symbol and a prayer. This opens the channel of energy to be directed to the client.
The healing experience is different for everyone. Depending on what and how much we worked on you may feel some physical or emotional detoxing effect after.
This typically only happens in about 1 out of 6 healings.
So what exactly might you experience if this happens to you? You may be more tired, or be more susceptible to sickness. This should clear within a few days.
You may also experience an emotional detox. If your energy block was due to a specific issue, you may find it easier to work through it. Or it may creep up and test you!
Every person is different and it depends on what you are dealing with. Talk to your practitioner to determine what you healing plan may entail.