FAQ's About Reiki
Reiki (pronounced “Ray-Key”) comes from a derivative of two words. One word is Rei, which means “universal”, and Ki, which means “vital life force.” So, Reiki is a healing technique where a practitioner can channel energy into the client and activate the natural healing processes using a universal, vital life force.
Reiki uses the universal life force energy to restore the normal flow to the body. It balances chakras and brings healing to the client. This is done by a Reiki practitioner either placing their hands on, or near, you and letting the Chi energy flow through them into you. Finally, your aura (energy field around you) is cleared. You are “reset”!
Chi energy is the vital life force being that exists within and all around us. It’s everywhere. If there is a blockage, the Chi energy does not flow properly. Reiki clears that blockage.
What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful, glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them.
Once Reiki Energy encourages you to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear and any other negative feelings, a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies; others have visions and mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
In a standard treatment, Reiki energy flows from the practitioner’s hands into the client. The client is lying on a heated massage table, but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed.
The practitioner places his/her hands on, or near, the client’s body in a series of sacred hand positions. These include positions around the head, shoulders, stomach, and feet. Other, more specific, positions may be used based on the client’s needs. The session usually lasts between 45 and 60 minutes.
Reiki has had a positive effect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. Here at Houston Reiki, we have worked on everything from head or stomach ache, cold, flu tension and anxiety to heart disease and cancer. All of these illnesses and more have responded well to Reiki. The side effects of medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post-operative pain, and depression, as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital.
Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. If one has a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that one see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving Reiki treatment.
Very few pills, infusions, treatments, etc. can cure immediately. Reiki is the same way. You may feel much more relaxed, less anxious, peaceful and a couple of your symptoms may have abated after your first session. Reiki is a form of alternative medicine that should be used in conjunction with your other healthcare. Never stop any medications, even if you are feeling better, before consulting a physician.
To be clear, Reiki is not a religion or cult; it is a form of alternative healing. If anything, Reiki follows the practice of Christianity by following the steps of Jesus helping the sick. Reiki works with all forms of religion – or no religion at all.
With Reiki, one must have a conscious desire in order for Reiki to work. You need to say, “I want to change where I am; I want to be empowered and balanced so that I can grow and learn.” You must have an open mind to Reiki and accept that it can help you grow.
While we cannot heal your dying loved one, we can help by providing pain reduction, decreased stress and assist with acceptance. All of this provides a greater sense of peace.
Yes! Reiki is a “vital life force energy which flows through ALL things.” While we may be more intelligent than our pets, they have just as much energy flowing through them as we do. Animals are usually very open to Reiki. Normally, they are very calm and relaxed during the Reiki session and when they have had enough they simply get up and walk away. Afterward, they are usually very quiet, peaceful and at ease.