What is Reiki?
Reiki is a gentle, hands-on and off the body method of energy transfer. Energy flows through my hands into your body. It harmonises and optimises body/mind processes.
How Does Reiki Work?
Reiki increases the ‘life force energy’ that flows through and around us. These energies responds to our thoughts and feelings. Reiki provides a positive boost of ‘Ki’, which raises the vibration in and around our bodies to balance our thoughts and clear/reveal blocked emotions. Thus, Reiki restores the healthy, natural flow of the life force.
Where does Reiki Energy Come From?
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 practitioner’s 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.
How is Reiki Treatment given?
In a standard treatment Reiki energy flows from my hands into you. You will usually be lying on a massage table fully clothed, but treatments can also be given while you are seated or even standing. I place my hands on or near your 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 your needs. Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki you need at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts between 45 and 90 minutes.
What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
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, you will feel refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
Marlene is now a qualified Reiki Master Teacher offering courses in Levels 1, 2 and 3 of Reiki
What are the benefits of Reiki?
Reiki Healing provides many benefits including:
Reiki has had a positive effect 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 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. Stress reduction with some improvement in one’s physical and psychological condition are what most experience.
Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of the client or student and adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It has also been used during childbirth.
Babies love Reiki. It is very healthy for them. Do not worry about it being too strong. Reiki automatically adjusts to what the baby needs.
Are there any Side Effects from a Reiki Treatment?
Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach-ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign.