Reiki is a healing technique originally from ancient Tibet. It was rediscovered in the early 20th century in Japan by a Japanese monk named Mikao Usui. He is the founder of modern day Reiki which is known as The Usui System of Natural Healing. Although Reiki was brought back to us by a monk, it is not a religion or religious in nature. Unlike other healing modalities that are usually taught in a classroom, Reiki has been passed from Reiki Master to student since Mikao Usui rediscovered it. The student receives a series of attunements, which open his channels to receive the universal life force energy. Once this training is complete, the Reiki practitioner simply has to place his hands on a person, or slightly above, for the flow of Reiki energy to begin its healing. The Reiki energy goes to where it's needed in the client's body.
During a Reiki session the client lies, fully clothed, on a table similar to a massage table. The Reiki practitioner places their hands on or over the client's body. The client may feel heat, warmth, a tingling sensation, or any number of other possible sensations. At the end of a session, which typically lasts one hour, the client feels refreshed, relaxed, and very much at peace. Because the Reiki energy continues to work after finishing the session, many report these feelings last several hours and often into the next day.
Reiki (pronounced ray key) is a form of hands-on healing from Japan. It is a gentle, yet powerful technique to improve and maintain health. Reiki balances and restores the bodies own natural healing energy. When the body is in a state of balance it tends to heal itself and not be susceptible to illness and other states of dis-ease.
The benefits from
receiving Reiki sessions are numerous. Reiki has been shown to
be very beneficial to those suffering from chronic conditions.
Although the list is endless, common examples include lower back
pain, sciatic nerve pain, headaches and migraines, and
arthritis. It is very effective in managing blood pressure.
Reiki is also beneficial to those suffering from an acute trauma. The trauma could be an injury from a fall, for example. Because it restores and balances the bodies natural healing energy, Reiki is excellent for pre-and post-surgical care. Receiving Reiki can prepare the individual for surgery thus minimizing many of the associated discomforts and easing the anxiety. Reiki can assist post-surgery recovery.
Before a home visit I
suggest that the client should prepare a duvet or blankets to
lie on as well as pillows and cushions. The room should be a
quiet space where there won' t be any disturbances and all cell
phones and computers should be switched off.
The session will last approximately 1 hour. It is recommended that clients allow at least one hour to relax after a session and don't drink alcohol to excess, or undertake strenuous exercise for the rest of the day. Four sessions are recommended to bring about lasting benefits.