Reiki strictly speaking is not massage at
all although it is being practised by an increasing
number of massage therapists.
Reiki is in fact an energy healing
technique that involves the channelling of energy for
healing through the laying on of hands without the
patient having to undress. The energy is thought to
flow to wherever it is required in the body,
replacing stress with deep relaxation. A certified
Reiki practitioner acts as a medium to transfer and
replace energy. This creates a balance between the
life force of the individual or receiver and the life
force of the universe.
Reiki (pronounced rey-key) is a Japanese
word meaning Universal life energy. Its
history is fascinating and reads almost legend like.
It is based on ancient Tibetan Buddhist teachings
rediscovered in the mid 1800s by a Dr Mikao Usui, a
professor of theology at a Christian seminary in
Kyoto, Japan. The story begins when Dr Usai sets out
on a journey to answer his students challenging
question How did Jesus Christ heal using the
lay on of hands?.
Dr Usui set out on his soul-searching
journey firstly to America, but after much research
and many years later he found himself back in Japan
at the top of a holy mountain. Usai had been there
for 21 day in deep mediation when suddenly a
beautiful gold light hit him in the center of his
forehead. Usai was awoken as he was embursed with a
great healing energy. Usai got up and walked down the
mountain where he began healing people
Reiki was born.
The benefits of Reiki are primarily stress
reducing which effects whole health long term. The
main theory basis of Reiki is the positioning of the
hands. A practitioner would position their hands over
the chakra system of the clothed receiver. The chakra
system lies secondary to the endocrine system, the
vital body system involving hormonal secretion.
Our hormones regulate much of our growth
and developmental progress. They maintain our
reproductive functions, provide our flight or fight
stress response as well as playing the most active
role in the immunity response. Any malfunctions can
leave a person feeling stressed and tired producing
an overall feeling of general unwellness. This is the
basis of disease manifestation. This is why our
primary functions are so vital to secondary health.
To grasp the concept of Reiki one does
require an open mind as it does not hold any credible
scientific fact. During a session of Reiki dont
except to see the energy with the eye, as it does not
go like this. It is an unseen energy force, that a
Master must attune his student too. It is accredited
to distance healing and has been known to heal across
great distances. A person need not be of any religion
or succumb to any certain beliefs, all one requires is
the need to be healed. It does however hold genuine
appeal in its known benefits. People have reported to
feel profound physical, emotional and mental
benefits. Those who practice it swear by it. Reiki is
a healing modality that has kept itself alive.
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