Reiki practitioners are generally categorized into three levels of expertise, such as 1st degree, second degree, and third degree. A reiki practitioner is able to heal themselves and others. The second-degree practitioner has the ability to heal others from a distance, also known as distance healing. At the third-degree level the practitioner is now thoroughly well versed and equipped with the necessary knowledge and skill to teach and attune others to the practice of reiki.
Simply put, reiki is a form of healing that does not use medications of any sort. The reiki practitioner typically places his or her hands over the individual needing the healing. The belief is that the positive energy is then drawn by the recipient to enhance the natural healing processes. It is believed that the healing energy is self-seeking and can identify the area that needs healing to aid the healing process.
Benefits of reiki
The Purpose of a Reiki treatment is to provide harmony within the mind and body. Some of the benefits you may experience are:
- Balance of the mind, body, and soul
- Deep relaxation
- Stress release
- Improved sleep
- Helps the body so self-heal
- Reduce pain
- Unblock Emotions
- Spiritual growth
- Compliments other healing treatments
Most of the time you will feel more relaxed, and energies may be elevated after a Reiki session. However, a person may have what has been noted as a healing crisis. A healing crisis is when someone’s vibration increases, and toxins are released into the blood stream, but these will be filtered by the liver and kidneys to be expelled from the body. When this happens you my get a headache, stomachache, or feel fatigued. If this occurs increase your water intake
Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomachache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing itself, so this is a good sign.
Is Reiki a religion?
Reiki energy can be spiritual in nature, but it is not a religion. Those who practice Reiki are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they possess. These practitioners are free to continue their spiritual beliefs and any religious practices they may have.
How is a Reiki treatment given to a client?
During a Reiki session the Reiki energy flows from the practitioners’ hands into the client. The client can be laying on a massage table or even a comfortable area on the ground, while seated or standing. The client remains fully clothed with shoes off. The practitioner places her/his hands on or a few inches above the client’s body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. There are additional positions that may be used based on client need. Hand positions are held on or above the body for three to ten minutes depending on the amount Reiki energy the client needs at each position. Treatments may last from 30-90 minutes.
Does one have to stop seeing a regular doctor or mental health provider in order to receive a Reiki treatment?
No. Reiki works in conjunction with medical or mental health care. If a person has a medical or mental health condition, it is recommended that you continue to see your health care professionals in addition to receiving Reiki treatments. Reiki energy works in harmony with all forms of healing, including medications, surgery, mental health care or any other method of alternative care and may actually enhance the results you experience.