The Usui System of Reiki Healing is a palms-on healing practice. Reiki is an ancient laying-on-of-palms healing technique that uses the Universal life force to balance the subtle energies within our bodies.
Reiki practitioners act as a conduit or channel through which universal energy travels. The intended result of receiving Reiki is a balanced: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being. Reiki is used today all over the world to support health, wellness, and transition.
My Reiki work generally utilizes a combination of:
1) “hands-on” healing, and/or
2) floating or hovering hands technique
While there is a protocol of hand positions, I work intuitively locating positions that require attention. My hands may rest lightly on your body or may float or hover above various body areas. If, at any time, you are uncomfortable, I can switch positions, or use the floating hands method. There is no difference in the benefit experienced by the placement of my hands on your body versus floating my hands over your body. Should you desire to alternate positions during treatment, please feel free to discuss any concerns that you may have.
During a Reiki treatment, you will lay fully clothed on a massage table, covered in a blanket if you choose, listening to soothing music. Your Reiki practitioner will lay their hands on your body in a series of hand positions to deliver universal energy throughout the body. A Reiki treatment generally takes place in the following order: first your head, then the front of your body and finally moving down and through the legs and feet. If the reclined position is uncomfortable, Reiki can be performed while you sit in a chair or while standing up.
Reiki tends to feel warm and profoundly relaxing. You may feel the hands of the Reiki practitioner become hot or tingly. Some people describe a floating sensation and some see colors or shapes during the session. Some people fall asleep. Some experience emotional release. There is no expected experience; Reiki treatment is unique for each individual who receives it.
The most common results of Reiki treatment include:
· Reduction in stress
· Increased relaxation
· Enhanced sense of balance, centeredness and calm
Just like meditation, or movement arts, the effects of Reiki are cumulative. While one session can work wonders, repeated, regular Reiki treatments can invite significant improvement. As an example: if you exercise for an hour, you will receive benefit. If you exercise every day for a month, the results will be much more profound. Reiki works similarly – regular sessions support well-being in every way.
Reiki is a complementary alternative practice that works well on its own or in conjunction with other restorative treatments. Healing is often the result of gentle shifts in awareness, release of emotional patterns, achievement of new understanding, and daily practice. Reiki is not a replacement for traditional medical treatment.