Question: What happens in a Reiki
Answer: During a Reiki session, the client lies
on a massage table fully-clothed, usually starting on the
back and then turning over on the stomach. The practitioner
places his hands lightly on the body, or just above, usually
starting at the head and working down towards the feet. The
client is encouraged to relax and often feels a sense of flowing
heat, coolness, or tingling.
Clients often report that they feel more relaxed
and balanced after a session, while also feeling a greater
sense of energy and well-being.
Question: How does the Reiki energy
work to provide healing?
Answer: The client's "inner healer"
or immune system draws the energy into the energy field or
aura. This helps to eliminate energetic "blockages"
that are often one source of pain. With the clearing of these
blockages, the client's full energy can be used for achieving
homeostasis or balance.
Question: Does my belief in Reiki (or
my skepticism) create a placebo affect that does the "healing"?
Answer: One of the best ways to convince a skeptic
of this type of healing is to give a brief session and let
him or her judge for him/herself. Belief has little to do
with the success or failure of a treatment, however, the client
must be willing to accept the energy that is provided; practitioners
only provide energy to those wishing to receive it.
Question: Can anyone learn Reiki,
or just people who are "psychic" or "gifted"?
Answer: Anyone willing to receive the energy
and to practice can learn Reiki.
Question: What causes the Reiki energy
to become activated in a new practitioner?
Answer: The initiation or attunement given by
the Reiki Master (also known as the teacher), a customized
Reiki Session devoted to raising the frequency of the chakra
or energy system, causes the energy to flow in the new practitioner.
In addition to these attunements, the Reiki Master teaches
the hand positions (in level one), the symbols (in level two),
as well as other topics designed to assist in connecting with
the client and assisting him or her in achieving wellness.
Question: What are the different types
of Reiki taught by the Reiki Center of Greater Washington?
Which one is the most effective?
Answer: Our Reiki Center teaches the Usui System
of Natural Healing, the original Western school passed down
from Mikao Usui to his descendents and the west via Chujiro
Hayashi and Hawayo Takata.
We also teach the Karuna Reiki (R) method, developed
by William Rand of the International Center of Reiki Training
in Southfield, Michigan and Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki, techniques
developed by Patrick Zeigler that connects Reiki energies
with the energies of the Great Pyramid in Egypt.
We also offer three Japanese modalities of Reiki: Usui Reiki Ryoho, the original style developed by Mikao Usui; Gendai Reiki, a modern alternative developed by Hiroshi Doi; and Komyo Reiki, another modern modality that was developed by Hyakuten Innamoto from the lineage of Chujiro Hayashi.
The Usui system works well for physical and
emotional healing and distant healing. The Karuna Reiki (R)
system works on a cellular level to break up old patterns
and to assist in releasing long-held conflicts and inbalances.
Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki (SSR) may be used to clear body memories
and past life issues or to do a type of work we call Reiki
Regression (TM). The various systems may be used together
or separately and are both effective in different ways.
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