Reiki is a Japanese technique for healing ailments and reducing stress on the body. It is a “hands-on” technique, where practitioners use their hands to manipulate and help heal your life force energy. This holistic health technique does not only heal your body, but also your mind, emotions and spirit. During a treatment, you are likely to feel at peace. With the body in this state, many people report excellent results.
The Reiki Master
The Reiki Master is someone who has gone through the three training levels of Reiki. Depending on location, the Reiki Master may or may not teach Reiki to student practitioners. These students go through three levels of training, which teaches the theories, procedures and symbols of Reiki. Practitioners take 10 to 20 years of practice to reach the second degree of training, and many do not become Reiki Masters by receiving the third degree of training.
History of Reiki
MikaoUsui developed Reiki, as it is known today, in 1922. During the course of his life, he taught it to 2,000 practitioners. Of the 2,000, only 16 of them reached the Reiki Master level, earning the ability to teach the practice to others. Depending on whether the practitioner adheres to the Western Reiki techniques or Eastern ones determines who can teach others. Generally, only Reiki Masters teach, but with so few, many level two Reiki practitioners teach level one and level two Reiki. Only Reiki Masters can initiate new Reiki Masters.
Practice and Traditions
Western Reiki focuses on a whole body treatment. The different hand positions work with the body’s chakras and meridian energy lines. Practitioners use the hand positions on both the front and the back of the body. This can include specific areas in localized treatment, but it is not as common. The practitioners use no instruments, but will touch, blow, tap and look at the different areas of the body that they are treating. This healing method makes use of palm healing, which transfers energy in order to achieve equilibrium.
Within Reiki, there are many different branches developed by Reiki Masters. Three of the Western traditions include Usui Reiki Shiki Ryoho, Tibetan Reiki and Gendai Reiki Ho. Usui Reiki Shiki Ryohois the closest Western form of Reiki to the traditional Japanese way of healing. This type is the most widely taught form of Reiki and uses the three levels of practice. Tibetan Reiki is similar to the first Western form of Reiki, but it borrows from other techniques. Another difference is the inclusion of Tibetan symbols. Gendai Reiki Ho is the newest form of Reiki and combines both Eastern and Western forms of Reiki.
You might be skeptical of the Eastern holistic treatments. However, once you try Reiki, you are likely to seek treatment when you need it. The warm radiance that you feel as the Reiki Master manipulates your life force energy feels as good as you can imagine. The instant calming effect and the peaceful feeling afterward will calm almost anyone. Find out what the hype is about and book an appointment with a practitioner today.