Reiki (pronounced “Ray-key”) is an ancient energy balancing method originating in Japan. It is used by hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world. It is energy which is channelled from the practitioner’s hands. Sometimes hands-on and sometimes hands-off, depending on the practitioner and which part of the body is being worked on. Reki can also be done remotely, known as Reiki distant healing.
Where did Reiki Healing Originate?
It was introduced to the world by a man from Japan called Mikao Usui (pronounced “Mik-ow-you-soo-e”), in the early part of the 1900’s. This was a system created for self-healing and back then anybody practicing with Mikao Usui would have been performing originally on them self. Traditional Reiki was a self-healing technique which focuses on mindfulness and daily care of one’s self. It was later when it became more known to be used on others. In fact it has developed into many split of versions and changed a fair bit, especially in the West.
What can Reiki do?
Anyone can benefit. Treatment is for all ages and is also known to be used on animals. In fact, some practitioners focus solely on Animals and their whole career is built around that. It can help with animal stress and healing.
There are many beneficial changes which can take place, and it’s even been known to use Reiki to aid some more serious illnesses, and while it’s not common practice to say anything is a cure, it’s safe to know that it is commonly known to be a complimentary therapy. Here are a sample of some of the things it has been known to help with.
- Panic attacks
- Back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
- Menopausal symptoms
- Low self-esteem
- Deep relaxation
- Reduced stress & anxiety
- Boosted energy levels
- A feeling of inner calm, contentment and serenity
- A speeding up of natural healing
- Feel more positive, confident & better able to cope
- Deal better with stressful people & difficult situations
- Develop a strong sense of purpose and clear-thinking
- Remove some of the “clutter” from life
- Enjoy a better quality of life
Reiki Healing Treatment
It’s a very simple process, and very enjoyable for both the practitioner and the person receiving it. The average session is between 35 minutes and 90 minutes. There are different ways of treating. you can be stood up, seated, led down. Also, there is both hands on treatment and hands off, and some will have a combination of the both in the same session.
The energy is intelligent energy and will go to where it is needed within the receiver’s body. However, the practitioner can influence focus areas and would start at the head, down through to the torso, finishing with legs and feet. Energy is being cleared from the top chakra down through the body and grounding them at the end.
The receiver usually feels something during the treatment. Sometimes it can feel cold, or hot, or tingling. Some report feeling cold energy shooting through the body while others report seeing vivid colours or having lucid like dreams. It is a lovely experience.
You can also perform remote healing, otherwise called Distant Healing. The work can be carried out the same but without limitations of location. I personally enjoy doing reiki this way and find benefits to be no different to that of hands on.
The history of Reiki Healing
Dr. Mikao Usui, when studying the healing powers of Jesus Christ, discovered that people have a spiritual side which they can use to access the universal sources of energy. Usui had an interest in traditional Japanese healing techniques, which combined psychology and spiritual development. By combining the Buddhist teachings on healing and other religious and psychological teachings, Usui came up with reiki energy healing in the 1920s. Reiki energy healing proposes that people can heal different medical conditions and heal chronic pain when they access positive universe healing powers. Throughout the history of reiki, the techniques are passed down from a master to their student who can learn and practice healing.
Acceptance of Reiki Healing Powers
At first, Usui used the healing powers on his close friends and family, but word went around, and he got people who were interested in the healing. He later opened a healing clinic in Tokyo, where he taught his students on healing techniques while actively healing sick people. During the 1923 Japanese earthquake, Usui got more patients who had undergone trauma and wanted to get spiritual healing. He taught more students who helped him cater to the needs of these patients, and this made him open more reiki clinics in Tokyo.
The reiki healing emphasizes the willingness of the patient to receive healing, the will to get well plays a more significant role as it adds value to the healing process. A patient undergoing healing could give something in return as the exchange of energy between the patient and the medical practitioner is critical in harnessing the power of the universe.
A first-generation Japanese- American brought the reiki healing to Hawaii in 1937, and the practice picked in the country in the 1940s. Later, it was adopted in the American inland, and then it spread to other parts of Europe. Although the practice still faces skepticism, it has grown in popularity, and some hospitals could suggest it as a form of therapy.
Modern Reiki Practice
Today patients and practitioners can utilize the powers to heal themselves, and this is achieved through the laying of hands. Practitioners could recommend self-healing to patients as working on themselves as a prerequisite for healing others through the reiki healing energies. Some practitioners might touch some parts of the patient when transferring healing powers. Distant healing could require a patient to summon a specific healing symbol, which helps them access the universal healing powers.
If you wish to experience Reiki, or even suffer from one of the issues listed above and feel you would like to try Reiki Healing as a complimentary therapy, then please book a session with myself. Reiki can be sent anywhere in the world, as its also used in distant healing sessions.