During treatment, the recipient lies fully clothed upon a Reiki table or in a chair, while the
practitioner gently places his or her hands in various positions around the recipient's
head, shoulders, back, torso, legs and feet. Each position is held for about three to five
minutes. The practitioner may also do energy work in the recipient's aura. The Reiki
energy enters the practitioner's crown chakra (top of the head) and flows through the
body, exiting through his/her hands and into the body of the recipient.
What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
Reiki feels absolutely wonderful! But to accurately describe a Reiki session in words is
quite difficult, since it is a unique experience for every individual. Reiki often feels like
soothing heat, which penetrates deep into the body. Sometimes it may feel cold or you
may feel a tingling sensation. A Reiki treatment is profoundly relaxing for both the
practitioner and recipient. During treatment most people feel a great sense of peace and
well-being, along with sensations of lightness and relaxation. The Reiki energy itself is
most often felt as a soft heat, emanating from the hands of the practitioner, and flowing
in gentle waves throughout the recipient's body. Many people drift into alternate or
dream-like states of consciousness during treatment, and some have been known to fall
asleep! Profound effects are not uncommon. At the end of the treatment, both
practitioner and recipient feel refreshed and revitalized, with a more positive outlook
upon their lives, themselves, and the world around them.
What can be treated with Reiki?
Reiki has a positive impact upon all illness and negative conditions. It is a powerful, yet
gentle, form of energy healing. In its long history of use it has aided in the healing of
virtually every known illness, injury or imbalance. Any problem involving body, mind or
spirit can benefit from a Reiki treatment.
Who can learn Reiki?
Quite simply, anyone. Reiki is taught in a unique way that differs from the way in which
most healing arts are learned. The ability to channel Reiki is simply passed from a Reiki
Master to his or her student during an attunement process. Because of this, virtually
anyone can learn Reiki. The ability to work with Reiki is not dependent on intellectual
capacity or spiritual development. One does not need to be able to meditate. Of course
the longer one works with Reiki, the more developed one's abilities become. But the
ability to learn Reiki is inherent in everyone.
What is the Attunement?
The Reiki attunement is a process by which the Reiki Master transfers the ability to
channel Reiki to his or her student. The attunement opens the student's crown, heart
and palm charkas (the body's energy centers). This creates a permanent energetic link
between the student and the Reiki source. During the attunement, the Reiki Master
channels a form of high-frequency ki that makes adjustments to the student's own energy
system. After the attunement, the student is able, instantly, to channel Reiki.
Is it possible for a Reiki practitioner to do self-treatments?
Yes. One of the advantages of Reiki is that it works just as well on the practitioner as it
does on the recipient. Self-treatments are beneficial and deeply relaxing... they are
definitely to be encouraged!
Does Reiki deplete one's personal energy?
On the contrary! Because Reiki is a channelled form of healing, the practitioner's
personal energy is never depleted. The Reiki source provides the practitioner with an
infinite amount of healing energy, and Reiki is beneficial to both the practitioner and the
recipient of the treatment. In fact, most practitioners feel revitalized after giving a
treatment. I know for a fact that I certainly do!
Is Reiki complementary with medical or psychological treatment?
Absolutely. Reiki is a gentle and non-invasive form of healing. You can continue to
receive regular medical or psychological treatment while receiving Reiki. In fact, Reiki will
help improve the results of any medical treatment you may be undergoing, often reducing
pain and stress, shortening healing time, and creating a sense of optimism.
NOTE: Although Reiki is a wonderful healing modality which works in conjunction with any and all
other healthcare practices one may be using, it is not meant to, nor does it replace, medical care. If
you have a medical or psychological condition and would like to be treated with Reiki, it is
recommended that you do so under the supervision of an enlightened health care professional.
Do all healers use Reiki?
All healers work with Ki, or life energy, but Reiki is unique. It is a special frequency of
healing energy that, in all but the most exceptional of circumstances, can only be
channelled by someone who has undergone the experience of Reiki attunement.
Healers who have never taken a Reiki class can benefit from doing so. Many people who
already do healing work report a dramatic increase in the strength of their own healing
energies after undergoing Reiki training.
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