Reiki is like a delicious wave of harmony and healing washing over you. This is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on method of energy transfer from practitioner to client, harmonizing and optimizing body, mind and soul processes. The term comes from two Japanese words, “Rei,” meaning “universal,”, and “Ki,” meaning “life force energy.” Reiki works on different levels - the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - enhancing absolutely every aspect of our lives.
Life force is responsive to our thoughts or feelings, and can become disrupted and diminished by negative thoughts or feelings, especially about ourselves. If this energy is low we are at greater risk of becoming sick or stressed. If our life force energy is high we are more likely to be happy and healthy. Reiki provides a positive boost of “ki,” which raises the energy field’s vibratory level in and around the negatively affected areas of the body. In so doing, Reiki helps restore the healthy, natural flow of a person’s life force.
Benefits of Usui Reiki
Reiki has been reported to help:
• Reduce chronic fatigue & insomnia
• Assist with emotional distress & sorrow
• Improve digestion & bodily functions
• Reduce aches & pains including headaches
• Improve healing & injury recovery
• Boost confidence & creativity
• Assist with palliative care relief & emotional support
• Reduce overall stress levels
• Achieve spiritual balance
By helping maintain a state inner peace and harmony, and of physical and emotional balance, Reiki addresses current issues while also helping to prevent problems from developing. The experience of a Reiki treatment is unique for every individual, but the feeling of deep relaxation during and after a treatment is universal.
In a standard treatment Reiki energy flows through the practitioner's hands to the client while they lie, fully clothed, on a massage table. Treatments may also be given while the client is seated or standing depending on individual needs. The practitioner places her hands lightly on or near the client’s body in a series of hand positions around the head and shoulders, arms, torso, legs, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the client's needs.
Each position is held for between three and ten minutes depending on what Jacqui feels intuitively. The whole treatment usually lasts from 45 minutes to an hour. A session feels like a glowing, soothing radiance is flowing through and around you and clients usually enter a wonderful state of relaxation in which their worries and cares seem to melt away.
The Five Reiki principles:
I release angry thoughts and feelings.
I release thoughts of worry.
I am grateful for my many blessings.
I practice expanding my consciousness.
I am gentle with all beings including myself.