REIKI IN HIMALAYAN SALT ROOM
REIKI (Usui Sihi Ryoho)
Reiki is an ancient Japanese modality of energy healing that brings stress relief, inner balance, and promotes overall healing. Reiki is a specific type of subtle energy work in which healing is performed by the touch of the hands, allowing the flow of the energy from a limitless source to the patient via the Reiki practitioner.
Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy, an energy which is all around us. “Re” means “Universal” and it is a general term for spirit or unseen spiritual quality, which serves as channel for “Ki” or “Life Force Energy” (some call it God, Buddha, Chi, Qi, Prana, Love Energy, or similar). It relates to the superior, all-encompassing cosmic energy from which all other minor energies in the universe draw their power.
Reiki activates a person’s natural healing process to restore emotional, physical and mental well-being.
About the Usui system of Reiki healing
Reiki is the name given to a system of natural healing which evolved in Japan from the experience and dedication of Dr Mikao Usui (1865-1926).
“In April 22 Dr. Usui opened his first clinic in Harajuku, Tokyo, where he practiced and taught Reiki. His healing skills must be extraordinary, as he was renowned all over Japan, and admired as “the pioneer of restarting hands-on healing from past generations”, and the number of people he helped by Reiki is reported to have been several hundred thousand, including many of those injured in the Tokyo earthquake in September 1923 – although this number must have included people helped by Usui’s students, as well as those helped him personally.” (Reiki for Life – Quest, Penelope)
“The emphasis of Usui’s teaching was really more about a spiritual awakening than on purely physical healing. The importance of self-healing was therefore imparted, as well as the benefits of living a “proper” life, using the Reiki Principles as a foundation”.
The Five Principles of Reiki
By Dr.Mikao Usui
I – Just for today, I will not be angry.
II – Just for today, I will not worry.
III – Just for today, I will be grateful.
IV – Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
V- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
A Reiki Treatment
The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is a very simple process.
(Reiki) It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.
Reiki is channeled throughout your session. It flows through the practitioner from an unlimited source of Universal energy that they then channel to depleted or unbalanced energy centers that are located throughout our bodies.
The recipient simply lies on the massage table and relaxes. If the patient is unable to lie down, the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for the recipient to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki will pass through anything, even plaster casts. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of hand positions which cover the major and minor chakras (energy centers of the body). The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms.
During the session the client usually reaches a very relaxed meditative state. When the session is completed you will be gently awakened from this relaxed state and given ample time to return to full awareness.
A full treatment usually takes 1 hour with each position held for several minutes.
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
- Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension
- It accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities
- Aids better sleep
- Reduces blood pressure
- Can help with acute (injuries) and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.)
- Helps relieve pain
- Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony
- Assists in detoxification
- Supports the immune system
- Increases vitality and postpones the aging process
- Raises the vibrational frequency of the body
- Helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing
Long term practice of whole-body Reiki will restore the general condition of the body. It will open the energy channels and this will allow the body to deal properly and naturally with stress and build-up toxins and cope with anxiety and depression. Reiki restores balance in one’s life.
Reiki an effective complementary therapy that can be combined with any medical treatment. It works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. This is not a replacement for professional medical care, but is meant to enhance our capacity for healing.