Experience the healing power of Reiki
A brief history of Reiki
Reiki is an ancient healing modality that dates back centuries, although the origin has been debated and never clearly established. This amazing healing technique was lost from the general population for hundreds or even thousands of years, until it was redis-covered in the 1900s by Dr. Usui, a Buddhist Monk from Japan. During a 21 day medi-tation on a mountain side, it is said that Dr. Usui received the teachings, symbols, and attunements that he named ‘Reiki’.
Dr. Usui spent much of his lifetime finding students to teach this method of hands-on healing, attuning over 2000 students, encouraging them to use these energies for self-healing and Spiritual development. He opened schools and healing clinics in Japan dur-ing the 1920s where he and his students taught Reiki and performed healings for any-one who needed it. Dr. Usui brought the teachings over to North America and shared his teachings with the Western World. He died in 1926 but his legacy and teachings have not been forgotten- they have survived and thrived.
How does it work?
Reiki works on all aspects of a person’s being- the physical body, the mental and emotional body, and the spiritual body. The practitioner has received the Reiki attunements and activates the energy by rubbing his/her hands together as the session begins. The practitioner works with the Chakra system within the body, infusing energy into these points to release congestion, restore, and balance these major energy centres.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
Reiki is a multifaceted healing modality that works not only on the physical body, but on the mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies as well.
Reiki helps to:
- balance, energize and revitalize each cell within the physical body
- detoxifies and eliminates toxins within the body
- promotes a feeling of inner peace and calm
- eases physical pain and tension
- relieves pain and discomfort due to injury and illness
- promotes proper sleep
- strengthens spiritual connection
What are chakras?
Chakras are energy centres within the body. They govern different areas of the physical body, as well as emotional aspects. When we do not treat our bodies properly, or push away emotional upsets and traumas, we impact our chakra system in a negative way. The chakras spin naturally, and when they are in a harmonious state, our physical bodies are in balance. When we disregard our health, bury our sadness and anxiety, and allow fear to overcome us, our chakras become unbalanced and congested (they can spin too quickly or too slowly). This impacts our physical bodies creating pain, discomfort, and illness. When our chakra system is out of balance, we are out of balance.
During a Reiki session, the practitioner focuses on the 7 major chakras that are found in a line and follows as such:
- Top of the head- Crown Chakra
- Middle of the forehead- Third Eye Chakra
- Base of the neck- Throat Chakra
- Middle of the chest- Heart Chakra
- Upper Abdomen- Solar Plexus Chakra
- Below the naval/lower abdomen- Sacral Chakra
- Base of the spine- Root Chakra
The Reiki energy that is brought through during the session helps to balance the chakras and bring harmony to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
What happens in a session?
A Reiki session is very relaxing and calming. The client will lay comfortably on top of the massage table (fully clothed) and the practitioner will begin at the top of the head. Main-ly, the practitioner does not touch the physical body, but will hover their hands a foot or so above the body. The practitioner will work down the front of the body, at each chakra point. After completing the root chakra (at the base of the spine, the client is asked to roll onto his/her stomach if this is comfortable. The practitioner will then continue the session by applying the Reiki energy on the chakras down the back. The treatment is completed by grounding the energies at the hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
*The client will have received a full and complete session that is appropriate for their needs. Please speak to the Practitioner to discuss and specific areas of injury or need.*
How will I feel after my treatment?
For most people, a Reiki session will leave the client feeling tired, peaceful and calm. As your body detoxifies and integrates the energy over the next few days, the client may experience some side effects such as a runny nose. These are minor and will last only a few days.
How often should I have a Reiki treatment?
Please speak to your practitioner for advice on how frequently to receive a reiki session as it is as individual and unique as the person receiving the treatment.
Reiki Sessions with Tish Polak, Reiki Master or Gina Bello, Reiki Master