Often called Reiki treatments, but I like to leave the treatments to the medical professionals. As Hippocrates said, "The physician treats, but nature heals". Nature is a part of the universe.
A Reiki healing session is a time when your mind, body and sprit receive universal energy for repairing, building and strengthening. All the while, you are doing nothing more then lying back and enjoying the relaxing energy. Reiki healing sessions are a peaceful healing break from the often-hectic pace of life.
What today is called Reiki is the spiritual practice Mikao Usui founded, which is the vibrations of love and harmony of universal energy. There are healers that use their own life force and other energies, but Reiki uses only the powerful vibrations of unconditional love and harmony directly from the universe. This is why all Reiki practitioners have studied under a Reiki Shihan (teacher), and most have completed 2 or more levels; level one focuses on self-healing. Reiki Shihans (teachers) have completed 4 or more levels.
A Reiki session is also something you can give to a friend, relative or pet so they can be at their best. There are people herbalists and animal herbalists, people doctors and animal doctors, but Reiki being universal energy flows into all life forms.
Not all Reiki Shihans (teachers) or practitioners are set up so that you can bring your horse in for a session, but you can probably find one that will make a barn call. I am a Japanese style Reiki Shihan (teacher), so I know that once a person has learned to feel inharmonic vibrations, it makes no difference what life form is receiving Reiki. Reiki is wonderful for rescue animals because it goes to the mind and spirit as well as the body.
Reiki being universal energy goes to where your greatest need is in mind, body or spirit. This unique form of universal energy called Reikitravels to the center of the cells, filling them with balance and surrounding all with harmony. Subtle sensations such as a gentle healing heat going deep within, or a tingling are frequently felt, but often clients are too relaxed to notice. The healing process continues for days following a session, so you might feel even better the day after a Reiki session.
A Reiki session is perfect following any surgery; the mind and body disconnect during surgery and Reiki brings unity of mind body and spirit.
You remain clothed, as Reiki will flow through anything, even a cast as I have personally experienced. A Reiki table is often used, but is not required. Unlike massage, tissues are not manipulated, and there is no need to drink extra water.
As the Shihan or practitioner scans over the body, their hands stop over any area where inharmonic vibrations are notice and remain there until balance is restored. The Shihan's or practitioner's hands either gently rest on noninvasive areas of your body, or are held a few inches away – either way the energy flows to where it is needed. At the beginning and end of the session an aura cleansing, or other Japanese technique is used to balance and brush away all inharmonic vibrations (blocks), and your energy field (aura) is cleansed and adjusted.
The harmony from a Reiki healing session usually stays with the one receiving for two to three days following the session. This is good, because people whose nature is harmonious have the greatest freedom from disease, and recover more quickly from accidental injuries.
Many people schedule monthly Reiki sessions simply to maintain homeostasis of their whole self. Reiki supplies your inner healer with the energy needed so that foreign microorganisms can be conquered and healing can begin. Your immune system can strengthen, allowing greater ease in fighting off illness. Reiki often corrects an imbalance in the early stages before symptoms show, or it turns into a serious illness.
Reiki Shihans (teachers) and practitioners are not licensed, but we are all very pleased to show our certificates. If you are ever unsure about a practitioner, all you have to do is ask to see that person's Reiki certificates and Reiki lineage back to Mikao Usui the founder. Like any other professional, Reiki Shihans and practitioners ask a fee for their time spent with you; Reiki Shihans and practitioners put in years of study and practice before offering healing sessions.
You may have heard about techniques that "get to the heart of the matter"; Reiki goes to the core at all levels. Reiki purifies karma, which is healing in all types of trauma.
Reiki allows an increase of mental clarity and brings emotional balance. Reflecting on the law of attraction, think of what is being drawn to you when you are in this state.
Reiki healing sessions are complementary and do not replace professional medical care. Neither Reiki practitioners nor Reiki Teachers diagnosis or prescribe anything, unless he or she is a licensed professional medical care person. However, when Reiki is added with a medical treatment, the injury or illnesses heals faster and better than usually expected.
Even if you are physically fine, you can still benefit from a Reiki healing session. Emotions can cause physical illnesses. The relaxation of a session helps with the side effects of disagreements with your parent (s), brother (s), sister (s), friend (s), teacher (s), child (ren), spouse, landlord, or boss .
Reiki supplies you with the positive energy to once again feel OK with the world. Which is why having a Reiki healing session is taking time to do something special for you that touches others as well.