The word “Reiki” is a Japanese term created in an attempt to label the healing energy system.  It derives from the combination of two Japanese characters.  “Rei” has been defined as a channel for universal life force energy.  “Ki” doesn’t have an English equivalent, but is similar to “energy.”  People have practiced Reiki for 2500 years.  Usui Reiki Ryoho, the most current form of Reiki, was founded by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan during the early 1922.  I am a Reiki Master, and was taught from the lineage of Master Usui, Master Takata, and Dr. Master Hayashi. Reiki healing relies on the intuitive healing ability of the practitioner.  Additionally, I am a certified intuitive healer.

Reiki aims to open and balance the seven main energy centers, called chakras, in the body. The chakras run from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each of the seven main chakras (there are 114 total) has a name, color, specific area of the spine, and health/organ focus. The main chakras are root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown. These are indicated from bottom to top in the image that demonstrates the corresponding colors. The root chakra is the most instinctual of all charkas and is the primal, animal, survival center. The energy of the survival responses of flight, fight, and freeze, is initiated from root chakra energy.

Energy must flow freely through the chakras, to be energetically balanced in the four bodies: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Reiki directs the flow of energy in the body, which improves the flow and balance of your energy to support healing. The practitioner does not give you their energy. What they do is direct universal lifeforce energy to channel through your body.

A skilled Reiki practitioner can help remove stagnant or excessive energy, facilitating a harmonious flow through these energy centers. Reiki is about balance and empowerment. Balance is the eastern concept that translates into promoting body harmony.  When the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical bodies are maintained in good health, a feeling of well-being results. Empowerment comes as a direct result of balance and harmony. So, Reiki creates a feeling of well-being. Reiki works on cause, rather than the effect of dis-ease. 

Reiki healing can be done through gentle touch or without touch or through distance healing. Reiki can be combined with other treatments, including Brainspotting.  In combination with Brainspotting, Reiki can be done implicity, explicity, or both.  Reiki is gaining wider acceptance in the medical establishment as healing is becoming viewed as a multidimensional process.  Reiki is being increasingly used to treat a wide range of health issues in hospitals, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, and more.  Research demonstrates significant reductions in pain, anxiety, depression, nausea, as well as significantly improved sleep.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in to receive Reiki healing. Reiki is not dependent on belief whatsoever, and will be effective whether or not one believes in it.

Everything has an energy field that is measurable through terms of frequency. Through Reiki, subtle shifts are created in the energy field to bring equilibrium.

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