Saturday, January 02, 2010
Reiki is a system of natural healing that involves channeling energy through the hands to promote balance and good health.
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. It is also a system of natural healing for the body, mind and spirit.
Energy that surrounds us all flows through the hands of the Reiki practitioner to the person receiving treatment, promoting health and natural healing.
Learning the art of Reiki
Anyone can learn Reiki it does not require any special skill or attribute, just a genuine desire to learn and to use Reiki. Once learned, the gift of Reiki is yours forever. In times of pain or crisis, it can feel wonderfully empowering to know that you can lay your hands on yourself or anyone else to bring relief and relaxation.
Treatment is totally safe and non invasive and can be used alongside other therapies. There is no physical manipulation involved.
Before you begin a Reiki healing session make some simple preparations. Take time to sense where energy is needed and to even out the patient's aura.
Establishing the problem.
When a patient is feeling out of sorts, the prolem may not lie in the most obvious part of the body. For instance, an ache in one area may be caused by a trapped nerve or energy blockage in another.
Sensing energy changes Reiki practitioners can sense where the problem lies by feeling subtle changes in Reiki energy. By running their hands along the patient's body from head to toe, they or the patient may feel one or more ot the following sensations:
Attraction -Healers may feel their hands being drawn toward a specific area, suggesting where healing is needed.
Repulsion - Healers may feel their hands are being pushed away from the body. This feeling usually indicates a long standing problem needing attention.
Flow - The healers can often sense the flow of Reiki energy and can let themselves go with the flow easing it along.
Heat Your hands will tend to feel warmer over sections wher Reiki energy is most needed.
Cold Areas where energy is blocked may feel colder, drawing attention to where healing is required.
Tingling The healer may feel a tingling over affected areas. The strenth of the tingling can indicate the severity of the problem.
Pain Pain can indicate buildup of energy - sharp pain indicates energy starting to siddipate.
Beginning treatment : evening out the aura
When a patient needs Reiki therapy, his or her natural energy flow is usually disrupted, Evening out the aura is a gentle way to start therapy, to gauge where a problem may lie and to put the patient at ease.
Start at the head start with your hands at the top of the patient's head and slowly sweep them down the body.
Pause for a moment you may want to pause for a few moments in areas where you sense a disruption in the energy flow of the kind described above.
Move down the body. Carry on down the body to the feet the major Chakras end at the base of the spine but there is a minor Chakra in the arch of each foot.