Reiki is a form of spiritual healing founded by a Japanese Tendai Buddhist monk Mikao Usia, who attained his information during 21-day meditations.
He incorporated this with his knowledge of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and Qigong to create a new healing technique. The life-force energy is channelled through the practitioner and passed onto the recipient to help heal and harmonise the body, mind and spirit.
Usia passed on his healing techniques to Dr Hayashi who developed a sequence of hand positions and symbols. He also created a Handbook used to initiate 17 Reiki Masters. One of these masters was Mrs Takakt who brought Reiki to the Western world.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
Reiki promotes all aspect of good health by helping to re-charge and balance the energy systems – meridians and chakras – of the body.
Strengthening the flow of life-force energy around the body enables parts of the mind, body and spirit to become healed. This allows mental, emotional and spiritual growth and enlightenment.
Harmonising energy flow also helps the stresses, strains and anxieties of day-to-day life to become diminished. This in turn helps build energy reserves, improves sleep, strengthens the immune system, supports hormone balance, clears toxins, nourishes the organs and settles digestion.
Reiki can help calm a busy mind and provides a tool to help you cope in stressful or emotionally demanding situations. When the mind is still and the body is balanced we can often be at out most creative. Reiki can help be a springboard for new ideas, inspiration and positive thinking. To practice on yourself you to have an ‘attunement’ from a Reiki master.
What does a typical Reiki appointment look like?
A typical appointment will last 60 minutes. Initially, you’ll be asked about your health complaints and emotional difficulties.
When with a practitioner, they will gently place both hands on you, working from your head, down along your body, legs and eventually your feet.
The practitioner my deviate from the sequence of hand movements to focus on any areas that need energy balancing or additional healing.
You may feel warm or cold sensations under the practitioner’s hands, you may occasionally feel emotional but generally you should feel relaxed and peaceful throughout your appointment and you may even drift off to sleep.
How do I find a Reiki practitioner that suits me?
There are different levels practitioners can graduate through. These levels reflect how the practitioner can utilise the life-force energy that’s channelled.
Practitioners with level 1 have received an attunement that mainly benefits the physical body.
Level 2 provides a higher-level of energy vibrations which benefits the subtle body (aura) and the last level is that of Master. The attunement increases the energy vibration and this level also enables the practitioner to teach Reiki.
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It is always good to message the Practitioner before you book with them, which you can do directly on myTOM. Practitioners are usually willing to connect with you prior to booking to see if they can help.
Above all, you need to be comfortable with your decision. We recommend trying a few different practitioners until you are satisfied.
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