A Reiki treatment consists of laying the hands on the body in a proscribed pattern and allowing the energy of life to flow through the hands to the person being treated.
The basic element of life energy is the essence of this healing practice. Because this is so, Reiki can be used in any situation where there is a desire for and openness to healing. Culturally, we know little about this element of life energy. It is in the practice of the art, consciously being with this energy, that we learn more and become more aware.
The form of treatment is simple while comprehensive. The basis of the practice is self-treatment and treatment of others within the realm of family and friends. The student learns the technique for self-treatment, treatment of others, and for first aid applications. Beginning students have the capacity to give a good treatment.
|"Receiving Reiki, I felt like I was floating on water, then in the air. It was the first time I felt at peace since my daughter died two months before."|
|- Amy Martin|
Why and When to Use This Therapy
Human beings are energy systems. If we accept this premise, then life energy is the essential and most basic element of the human energy system. We suffer when we don't have enough energy to carry out our life functions or when we, as energy systems, are out of balance. The effect of receiving a Reiki treatment is that our supply of life energy is increased and we return to balance. In this state of balance and renewed energy we can heal.
The Usui System of Reiki Healing is first a healing practice focusing on self-treatment. Daily practice is ideal. The practice balances and strengthens the functions and health of the physical body, enhances relaxation and self-awareness, and quiets and nourishes the spirit. Out of the practice of self-treatment, it becomes natural to treat family and friends with the same benefits.
Applying Reiki is practical and useful. It accelerates and strengthens any healing process from bruising to chronic illness to mental/emotional imbalance. Reiki can be used at any time and in any situation when we can lay our hands on ourselves or another.
|"I developed a degenerative disk disease after an accident in 1967. If words could describe the pain, you could understand why I was ready to try anything to get relief. Since my first Reiki class in 1992, I have been pain free. After 25 years of pain pills, shots, cortisone, etc., I can walk, hike and have a normal life again."|
|- Carroll Piper|