Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes and aids in the healing process. It is typically administered by “laying of hands” and is based on the idea that “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. This energy travels through the practitioner to the person/animal in need of healing. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress and unhappiness, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy, healthy and balanced.
Reiki treats the whole person/animal including; the body, mind, and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. We are called “practitioners” of this system not “healers” since we are not actually manipulating energy for healing; rather we are creating an energetic space to support the self-healing process of whom we are connecting to. In reality, each individual is responsible for his or her own healing process, and Reiki is a way to support this. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. It is holistic and can be used for physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual healing. As the nature of Reiki supports energetic balance and harmony, it always finds the origin of the problem and works for the highest good re-balancing and clearing the energy “flow”.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to use or receive Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.
Reiki Level Certification Classes.
Level 1 to Master Level.
Classes are taught by Janet Henderson – Usui Reiki Master Teacher.
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Coming Soon…. Animal Reiki Classes.
The experience of Reiki is an individual one and the benefits experienced will uniquely reflect the individual’s needs at the time of treatment. In all cases during the session, the chakra system (our energy body system) will be cleansed, aligned and rebalanced. Energy blockages in the chakra system will be released along with negative energies, toxins and impurities
You will also benefit from a combination of the following:
- Restored energy and vitality
- Reduction or alleviation of stress and anxiety
- Relaxation and restored emotional balance
- Increased positivity
- Increased feelings of strength & courage in dealing with difficult life situations
- Increased motivation, focus and ability to influence positive investment in life
- A sense of reconnection and balance of your physical, emotional and spiritual self
- Reduction or complete alleviation of pain
- Increased immunity
- Support and activation of your body’s natural ability to heal itself
Immediately after the session you may feel very relaxed and peaceful or re-energized. It will be beneficial to you, to take some ‘breathing space’ after Reiki. by engaging in an activity, which will maintain your feelings of relaxation and calm, you will enhance your body’s ability to fully integrate Reiki Healing Energies. We recommend a quiet walk in Nature, as a good activity to achieve this, but any quiet activity, that you feel a sense of peace doing, will promote the same effect.
Very Occasionally after a Reiki treatment you may experience a ‘healing reaction’. This usually indicates that your body is continuing with the cleansing process. It also indicates that more Reiki may be necessary. Symptoms you may experience are headache, nausea, cold or flu like symptoms, bowel changes, feeling emotional and fatigued. This is normally resolved within a few days. During this time you can support your body by drinking lots of water, eating healthily, gently exercising and talking through your feelings with someone you trust. If you have concerns or questions about anything you are experiencing following Reiki, please feel able to contact us.
What to Expect after your Pets’ First Reiki Session
Reiki–an ancient natural system of healing and helps to relieve physical discomfort, promote relaxation, release toxins and assist in removing disturbances in the cat or dog that impede good health and a sense of well being. Reiki is increasingly being utilized in shelters and pet clinics as well as by many pet practitioners. Reiki removes energetic blocks in your pet’s body that may cause any number of negative behavioural, mental, emotional or physical conditions. These include fear, effects of a history of abuse or neglect; or physical ailments such as arthritis, skin problems, disgestive problems, for example.
After the session your pet may experience the following:
- He /she may sleep more than normal
- May have more energy than normal
- Might go off their food for a short period of time
- May drink more than usual
- Might need to go to the bathroom more than normal – may experience diarrhea for a short period of time
All of these are normal and it is just the bodies’ way of getting used to and utilizing the Reiki energy. Your pet will experience a series of “releases” which will happen by burping, muscle twitches, yawning, passing gas, for example. All animals are different and they all release in their own way and own period of time. After a couple of days things may seem to “get worse”. This is also normal; the body will still be releasing and getting used to the energy and once that process comes to an end things will suddenly get better. But this may vary from pet to pet as they are all different.
What To Do After Reiki
We recommend a quiet walk in Nature or any quiet activity that will promote a sense of peace to experience the full benefit of Reiki Healing Energies.
Very occasionally after a Reiki treatment, the human or animal may experience a ‘healing reaction’ which usually indicates that your body is continuing with the cleansing process and that more Reiki may be necessary. Symptoms you may experience are headache, nausea, cold or flu-like, bowel changes, and feeling emotional and fatigued. These symptoms are normally resolved within a few days.
During this time you can support your body by drinking lots of water, eating healthily, gently exercising and talking through your feelings with someone you trust. If you have concerns or questions about anything you are experiencing following Reiki, please feel free to contact us.