REIKI is a Japanese word. REI is the expression of “the universal energy of the living”, present in all things and designates the celestial aspect: subtle, invisible. KI is the Chinese “chi” or Indian “prana”: the internal energy of every human being. It is this energy that the followers of karate or Qi Gong apply to maintain,develop, and to improve their physical abilities and / or increase their longevity. It is the same energy that flows through the body via the meridians along which specific points are used by the acupuncturists. Reiki is a technique of Japanese relaxation that is practiced by hand positioning on the dressed sitting or lying person.
Reiki is a natural method of helping to balance and harmonize the energy centers of the body, releases tensions, physical and emotional blockages, invigorates or soothes the organs, revitalizes and relaxes deeply. Reiki is used in disease prevention and as a complement to any medical treatment that promotes assimilation and efficiency and/or can limit side effects. Reiki regenerates the body, improves health, provides relaxation, appeasement, general well-being, and inner peace. Reiki brings benefits from the first session, but it is recommended to receive several in order to perceive the significant benefits and achieve long lasting well-being. The founder of Reiki Mikao Usui, wanted a natural healing method, detached from any religion. He recommended that some simple ethical ideals be practiced to promote peace and harmony, which are almost universal in all cultures.
Reiki allows us to connect our own energy to Universal Energy. A Reiki practitioner never transmits his own energy, he “Captures”, “Canalise” and allows the circulation of the Universal Energy between the Source (the Universe) and the Receiver (the person treated). Reiki is an “intelligent” energy, which diffuses itself in the parts of the body that need it. Its circulation or “flow” stops, when the energy of the body is globally balanced. Reiki allows the circulation of “Universal energy” to harmonise the individual vital energy “chi” or on another to promote his personal well-being, that of his family, his friends, animals, plants. Reiki is a practice accessible to everyone, requiring no special knowledge, aptitude or gift, but acceptance and openness. All human beings are Unique, with their qualities, strengths, weaknesses, desires, needs, aspirations, creative abilities, and so on. It is possible for all of us to live this experience in complete freedom and consciousness. It is particularly beneficial to design this practice or use as a “WAY” as an EVERYTHING and therefore to experience its various facets at its own pace. A regular and sustained practice will have positive repercussions on all the levels of our Being (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual). Reiki brings us to know us better, allows us to do a real work of purification, reveals the best in us.
FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS. Is there any adverse effects practicing Reiki? Because there is nothing about a Reiki session that can interfere with conventional medical care, Reiki has no known contraindications and can be used concurrently with any medical intervention. Can I get Reiki support if I am under medication ? The touch of Reiki is very light on or even off the body. The recipient is not required to ingest any substances, so there are no concerns about mixing substances (such as herbs) and medications prescriptions. Is Reiki recommended after a surgery? Reiki will not override the action of medical interventions, but rather support the patient while he or she goes through them, restoring balance in body, mind, and spirit to the degree possible. Patients who feel well even when fighting chronic illness are more likely to complete their medical treatment and be active partners in their health care. Can Reiki intensify symptoms? Occasionally people experience a temporary aggravation or intensification of symptoms during or after a Reiki session. This may be as simple as a momentary feeling of discomfort at the site of an old injury or surgical scar. Such an experience resolves quickly and may be part of the body’s process of healing. Is there a risk of receiving too much energy? Because the activation of Reiki pulsations in the practitioner’s hands adjusts to the changing need of the recipient, and stops when appropriate, you can’t get too much Reiki, no matter how long the practitioner’s hands are in place.