It is with great excitement that I announce the completion of my Reiki Master Teacher level, as of June 2017. With this accomplishment, I can now teach the practice of Reiki to other students. I have been practicing this healing technique since 1994. I received my Reiki Level One attunement on my birthday that year and followed up with Level Two 3 months later. It took many years for me to decide to advance to the Third Level of Reiki. Each level of training brings new insights, symbols and sacred teachings. The decision to continue on to the Master / Teacher level was a difficult albeit gratifying journey. There is an immense feeling of responsibility with this level, one that I had to feel comfortable and confident in making. I feel that a Reiki Master/ Teacher must feel “ready” and also have the experience needed to carry on the sacred tradition of teaching this wonderful and powerful healing technique to others. I am so very happy that I have made that decision and I am grateful to be able to teach others this spiritually healing technique.
Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese technique that promotes healing, relaxation, stress reduction and self-improvement. The general meaning of Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy. Reiki is natural and safe, treating the whole body, including emotional and spiritual aspects. The ability to channel Reiki energy is transferred from a Teacher to a Student during an attunement process. There are several steps in the formal training of a Reiki practitioner, beginning with Level I, then on to Level II, Level III/ART, and finally the Master Teacher level. Each step teaches more advanced techniques and the use of sacred symbols, all requiring the receiving of attunements from a Master Teacher.
A Reiki session can last a few minutes to more than one hour. The practitioner will place their hands on the client (or hover over the client) using learned hand positions and techniques. The client will feel warmth from the hands of the Reiki practitioner. A session can leave a client with many therapeutic and beneficial effects such as relaxation, feeling of well-being, physical and spiritual healing.
Each piece of jewelry I create has been treated and infused with the peaceful and healing energy of Reiki. In person sessions and classes are available as well as distance healing sessions.
Read on for more information.
What is Reiki?
The awareness that an unseen energy flows through all living things and directly affects the quality of a person’s health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. This life energy goes by many names: qi in China, ki in Japan, and prana in India. The ancient Hawaiians called it ti or ki. It has also been called orgone energy and élan vital, and science refers to it as biofield energy. When your life energy is low, it is more difficult to deal with stress; you may not sleep well, and you’re more susceptible to illness. When your life energy is strong, you feel strong, can more easily deal with stress, and are less likely to get sick. Reiki is a technique that increases a person’s supply of life energy.
What is a Session Like?
Reiki is administered through the hands of a Reiki practitioner with the client laying fully clothed on a massage table. A session usually lasts between 45 minutes to an hour and a half and shorter sessions are also possible.
Reiki helps patients heal faster with less pain, reduces stress and improves mental attitude, improves appetite, and reduces the negative side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other medical procedures. The Reiki practitioner places his or her hands at locations around the head and shoulders, the abdomen and on the legs and feet. Tissue is not manipulated. The practitioner’s hands are simply held at each location, lightly touching or slightly away from the body. Reiki energy flows from the practitioner’s hands and into the client’s body and energy field. A Reiki session feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that surrounds and fills the client and includes feelings of relaxation, peace and well-being that also promote healing.
Classes are available for those wishing to learn how to give Reiki to others. Reiki is simple and easy to learn and there are no prerequisites. Once you’ve taken the necessary classes and been attuned by a Reiki Master, you can give Reiki to yourself or to others. Master/Teacher training classes are also available.
Reiki was developed in Japan in 1922 by Mikao Usui and was brought to the West in 1937 by Hawayo Takata. The popularity of Reiki has grown exponentially in the past few decades. A survey conducted in 2007 indicates that in the previous year, 1.2 million adults and 161,000 children in the U.S. received one or more Reiki sessions.
Reiki energy allows muscles to relax and increases blood flow to treated areas, which in turn quickens the healing process. Practitioners and clients report help with stress, headaches, insomnia, upset stomach, sprains and other minor conditions. Occasionally, miraculous results are reported. Reiki also promotes psychological healing, including release of anger, fear, worry, sadness and other unhealthy feelings, and replaces them with self-worth, confidence and tranquility.
Use in Hospitals
Reiki is becoming increasingly popular with the medical community, with over 800 hospitals across the U.S. offering Reiki as a standard part of hospital care. A research study at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut indicates that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86 percent, reduced pain by 78 percent, reduced nausea by 80 percent, and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94 percent.
If you are interested in a Reiki Session, taking a class or would just like more information, please contact me.