Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What Happens in a Reiki Treatment?

What happens in a reiki treatment? A person lies fully clothed on a massage table or seated in a massage chair and the practitioner places their hands on or over the body. Some practitioners use a very specific set of hand positions and work their way over the entire body, others follow a more intuitive empathic approach and go where they are guided to work with the individual client.
Who can learn to do Reiki? Reiki is a very simple technique to learn and is not dependent on one having any prior experience with healing, meditation or any other kind of training. It has be successfully learned by over one million people from all walks of life, both young an old. The reason it is so easy to learn that it is not taught in the usual way something is taught. The ability to do Reiki is simply transferred from the teacher to the student through a process called an attunement that takes place during a Reiki class. As soon as one receives an attunement, they have the ability to do Reiki and after that whenever one places their hands on themselves or on another person with the intention of doing Reiki, the healing energy will automatically begin flowing.
What does a Reiki treatment feel like? What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep, a sense of deep relaxation or in some cases people report intuitive insight during a session. At the end of the treatment, one feels usually feels refreshed "lighter with a more balanced outlook.
What is a Reiki attunement? A Reiki attunement is the process by which a person receives the ability to give Reiki treatments. The attunement is administered by the Reiki Master during the Reiki class or during a remote session. During the attunement process, the reiki master uses special techniques taught at the master level to pass the attunment into the crown, heart and hands activating the attunment in the new reiki practitioner. The attunement is passed through the Reiki Master and into the student. The attunment process is guided by Spirit and connects the student to the source of Reiki. Because the energetic aspect of the attunement is guided by the Spirit, it adjusts itself to be exactly right for each student. During the attunement, some students feel warmth in the hands, others may see colors or have intuitive insight. However, it is not necessary to have an inner experience for the attunement to have worked. Most simply feel more relaxed. The attunment is similar to having an electric cord that now connects you permanently to the source of reiki. It flows naturally and without limit when needed for self and others.

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