I have to admit when someone first explained Reiki to me I thought they were a little crazy to be honest with you. The concept when I looked it up on the internet was one that was not logical to me at all but there was something inside of me that said “give it a try”. I am so grateful that I listened to my inner voice as I have never looked back. I thought I would try to explain the concept and benefits of Reiki in a way that I needed it explained at the beginning.
Reiki is a very difficult healing treatment to explain but once you have had a treatment you will completely understand….. (I am now a Reiki Master which means I have completed 3 levels of training and can now teach).
Each treatment, with each person, is a different experience. I have clients who come to see me and each time there is something new and different in the treatment.
I will give you the actual definition: Reiki is a Japanese word meaning “Universal Life Energy”. Everything around us is energy including yourself and Reiki helps to balance this energy. I like to look at it as giving your car a tune up. A car has a working engine, that over time the mechanics of the engine get clogged up, or debris accumulates in different parts of the engine. We give our car a tune up and as people, we need to give our bodies a tune up as well. Some people have different “debris” that accumulate within our bodies, in different areas that need to be “cleaned up”. Reiki serves to do this (among numerous other benefits).
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A TREATMENT? Anyone can benefit from a Reiki treatment. From children (my son Joseph suffers from terrible migraines since the age of 3 and this has been a blessing for him), to teenagers, pregnant women, adults, seniors, dogs, cats and horses.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT CAN BE WORKED ON? The benefits are numerous and are different for each person. Reiki benefits people with migraine headaches, back and neck pain (offering relief from the pain), fybromyalgia, sleep issues, stress, stress managment, grief from loss & depression, knee and joint pain relief. It helps people who have a “heavy heart” to clients who just do not feel connected to themselves or the world.
Of course, this never replaces the need for your professional care. This treatment compliments your current treatment.
WHAT DOES A TREATMENT FEEL LIKE? Everyone has their own experiences, but you have the feeling of peace and relaxation. Clients have told me they feel more “connected” to things in their life and are able to handle the stress of situations better. Some people feel a sensation of heat or cold from my hands, others see different color of lights and energy. Everyone has their own experience.
So why not give it a try. It might just be one of the best things you have ever done! It was for me..
Have a wonderful day.
Dianne Adams is a Reiki Master, Teacher, Personal Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Mother, Wife, Friend and Sister