ReikiRiverNorthChicagoWouldn’t you like the opportunity to heal yourself? Well, you have that ability, as we all do. The art of Reiki Healing is about energy and our body’s life force. With the use of hands it is a transfer of positive
energy to assist someone when physically or emotionally weakened. It is a technique that helps relieve stress and increase relaxation.

The History
The understanding of this healing power was developed in Japan in the mid 1800’s. Dr. Mikao Usui came from a fairly wealthy Buddhist family and studied extensively in the different types of medicine, energy movement and religions, reading widely on all subjects. His open minded approach towards other belief systems and religions is why Reiki is accessible to everyone.  It has no religious attachments. Usui’s main teachings were very focused on how to heal yourself.

How does Reiki Work
The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”.  Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. … Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy.

The Practitioner
A skilled practitioner, or Reiki Master, is taught the Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. It takes about a year of studies to learn the art of Reiki healing and how to align and stimulate the biomagnetic energy that is flowing through our bodies.

It’s NOT a Massage
The Reiki attunement is a powerful spiritual experience. The attunement energies are channeled into the student through the Reiki Master. The process is guided by the Rei or God-consciousness and makes adjustments in the process depending on the needs of each student. It is a therapy often described as palm healing or hands-on- body healing in which a practitioner places hands lightly on or over a patient's body to facilitate the patient's process of healing. Again, its definition is a combination of the spiritual or supernatural your vital energy. During a session, the patient is asked to lie or sit down fully clothed. By the placing of the hands it allows the energy to flow from the practitioner into the patient.

The Benefits
Many patients have reported miraculous results from the laying on of the hands. It works well when used in conjunction of other therapeutic approaches to promote the healing of the mind, body and spirit. When it is performed it feels as a warm, glowing radiance is flowing through your body. It doesn’t focus on the symptoms of the illness but instead the entire body. A Reiki Healing session can leave you with a sense of tranquility, serenity and well-being.

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