USUI System of Natural Healing
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is an ancient and reverent practice that promotes and accelerates healing and balancing of body, mind and spirit through the laying on of hands. Reiki is a Japanese word that translates as “Universal Life Energy”.
A Reiki practitioner has the ability to focus and direct this energy by simply placing his or her hands on the body of the person receiving treatment. Reiki is not a spiritual belief system and in no way contradicts any individual’s religious belief.
It is instead, a simple and gentle transfer of energy that accelerates the body’s ability to heal physical and emotional ailments and opens the mind and spirit to the causes of disease and pain; the necessity for taking responsibility of one’s life, and the joys of balanced wellness.
The energy offered through the Reiki practitioner is universal energy which flows through their body and out of their hands. Since personal energy is not used by Reiki practitioners, and they receive energy as they give, they finish a treatment feeling energized and fulfilled.
THE EXPERIENCE OF REIKI
A Reiki treatment is often experienced as gentle relaxing and meditative. The receiver lies or sits in a comfortable position. There is no need to disrobe as the energy moves through clothing and even casts.
A complete treatment lasts about 1 hour. During this time the Reiki practitioner allows his or her hands to rest gently for about 3 – 5 minutes in each of a number of positions corresponding to the major organs and endocrine glands of the body; known as Chakras.
The receiver needs only to relax and receive, often settling into a profound state of relaxation, peace and well being. Many sense a feeling of heat emanating from the practitioner’s hands. Emotions are sometimes touched and released.
Reiki is an intelligent energy that knows where to go in the body and just how much energy is required.
The energy of Reiki is offered to support the highest good of the receiver and is accepted and used on that level.