Reiki (pronounced ray-key), simply translated from Japanese, means spiritual energy is a holistic, light-touch, energy-based healing modality.
Reiki re-establishes a normal flow of energy (Ki) within the body to heal all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Our physical body is sensitive to the energy of thoughts and emotions. When we experience negative feelings or thoughts about ourselves, develop negative thought patterns and beliefs, or experience a physical or emotional shock, this affects our energy field, creating emotional and physiological blockages that eventually disrupt our health.
•Reiki frees and aligns the body’s energy system, which in turn releases pain on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual
•Reiki aids the body in releasing stress and tension by creating deep relaxation and it restores energy balance and vitality by relieving the physical and emotional effects of unreleased stress
•It gently and effectively opens blocked meridians (energy pathways) and chakras (energy centers) and clears the energy bodies, leaving you feeling relaxed and at peace
•For Reiki to be more effective, the client should be open minded and willing to take responsibility to alter negative life patterns or issues to create their own healing
Every client's experience will vary and will vary from session to session as well. Each session will be unique where different things will be resolved or worked on. The client may see colors, have a vision, a past life recall, or experience a very deep state or even fall asleep and snore. Often, emotional releases can and do happen during Reiki sessions. My role here is to assure them they are safe and talk them through it if necessary. Giving permission to let things go is a powerful healer in itself.
Reiki can accelerate healing, like in first aid for example; cuts, bruises, bleeding, upset stomachs, nightmares, and inability to fall asleep. Diane Stein shares a story in her book about a man who severed his finger at work. While being driven to the hospital he began giving himself Reiki healing and 20 minutes later in the emergency room, the hospital crew could not re-attach his finger as too much healing had occurred. For a broken bone, have the bone reset by a professional then by all means use the Reiki energy to begin healing right through the cast or bandages.
Reiki is wonderful for reducing stress and anxiety; it has helped people suffering with depression and does wonders for those who suffer from insomnia. Reiki does many miraculous things to the human body! It can also promote immunity, giving us better odds during cold and flu season and can also be used to lessen side effects of prescription drugs or harsh medical treatments (Chemotherapy & Radiation)
4-6 weeks is a general timeline given to clients to ensure their energy is flowing at it's optimum and should additional stress or illness appear in their lives, booking a session sooner helps greatly to get them back on the path to wellness. Many clients just feel their energy is off and intuitively know it's time to book a reiki session.
Reiki complements other treatment modalities including, but not limited to: massage therapy, counseling therapy, bodytalk, reflexology, acupuncture and physiotherapy. Reiki during pregnancy is also a wonderful way for an expectant mother and her baby to relax.
Shauna Marie Chandler
Reiki Master/Teacher, Angel Readings, Sacred Geometry