What is Reiki?
Reiki is a hands on Japanese healing art that has gained it’s roots through-out the world. It was discovered in 1922 by Mikao Usui, who then developed the technique that would be passed down to his students and eventually brought to the Western Culture. Reiki practitioners require and undergo the nescessary attunements by a qualified Reiki master. It is composed of two words, “Rei” meaning a Higher Knowing or Intelligence, and “ki”, meaning chi, qi, or the life force energy that flows through everything. Reiki is a comforting, natural and safe method of spiritual healing, Chakra balancing and self-improvement that everyone can benefit from. It has been effective in helping virtually all known illnesses and conditions. Reiki always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. Recieving a treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds you. Reiki treats the person as a whole including physical body, emotions, mind and soul creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and general wellbeing.
Who is Mikao Usui?
Mikao Usui was born on August 15, 1865 in the village of Yago in the Gifu Prefecture, where his ancestors had lived for eleven generations. As a child Mikao studied in a Tendai Buddhist monastery school entering at an early age. He was also a student of different forms of martial arts. His memorial states that he was a talented hard working student, he liked to read and his knowledge of medicine, psychology, fortune telling and theology of religions around the world, including the Kyoten (Buddhist Bible) was vast. He was married and his wife's name was Sadako, together they had a son and a daughter. During the early 1920s, Usui did a 21-day practice on Mount Kurama-yama called discipline of prayer and fasting, according to translator Hyakuten Inamoto. Common belief dictates that it was during these 21 days that Usui developed Reiki. As Mount Hiei is the main Tendai complex in Japan, and is very close to Kyoto, it has been surmised that Usui would also have practiced there if he had been a lay priest. This teaching included self-discipline, fasting and prayer.
What to expect during and after a Reiki healing?
A complete Reiki session is offered to a fully clothed recipient who is lying on a treatment table. Reiki is received through light, non-invasive touch with the practitioner's hands placed and held gently on a series of specific locations over the body, the placement of the hands is never intrusive. Reiki is a very relaxing and comfortable experience. People often experience heat in the practitioner's hands, but sometimes the practitioner's hands feel refreshingly cool. Other common experiences are subtle pulsations where the practitioner's hands are placed or cascading waves of pulsations throughout the body, these are common, subtle side affects. Please feel welcome to ask any questions you have about your healing experience with us.
If you are new to the art of Reiki it is best to attend your appointment with an open mind, the energy communication shared between you and the practitioner will flow stronger as your will to trust and recieve the energy enhances.