Hello all! Welcome to the long awaited REIKI BLOG!!! Sorry it took me SO long to get it out to all of you. Truth be told, prior to working for Kraig and for SAM’s, I really didn’t know what Reiki was. I had heard the term, but could not have even started to explain it. Now that I’ve had a couple of sessions myself, I’m here to try and walk you through it.
Let’s start with who practices Reiki. Your practitioner will have taken courses in Reiki and have developed the ability to perform it on themselves, as well as other people, animals, and over distances, as well as one-on-one.
What exactly is Reiki? The International Association of Reiki Practitioners (IARP) defines it as this, “The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal life” and (KI) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.”
Are you more confused now? It’s a complex topic; so don’t worry if it isn’t quite clear yet. Long story short, Reiki is energy.
You can believe whatever you choose about where that energy comes from, be it a god, or the universe, or whatever is in line with your belief system. This is why Reiki is not religious, and can be practiced and received by a person of any religion
In a typical Reiki session the practitioner will have you lie down on a massage table or sit in a chair, fully clothed (unlike a massage). The idea is to lie on the table, relax and sort of “zone out” while the practitioner gets a feel for the different energies of the body. Some people will see or feel different things during a session. You may experience tingling, hot flashes, or see colors. It is also possible that you may not feel anything during the session. Either way is perfectly normal.
During a Reiki session positive energy is transferred from the practitioner to the recipient. The energy delivered by the practitioner is meant to break up any negative or stagnant energy in the body, bringing balance to your Aura and allowing energy to flow through your Chakras. Some people believe that Reiki has healing properties, but at SAM’s we believe it is a great way to reduce stress and allow your body to recharge.
According to Dr. Linda Kingsbury, “Reiki is a form of preventative medicine and when we are relaxed, our bodies will heal and balance themselves. On a physical level Reiki has been shown to lower blood pressure, relax muscles and improve sleep.” SAM’s does not claim that Reiki can or will heal or change any existing or underlying medical conditions.
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