I am a Reiki Master Practitioner and practicing for over 19 years.
Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is a combination of two Japanese words rei and ki meaning universal life energy. Reiki is an ancient laying-on of hands healing technique that uses the life force energy to heal, balancing the subtle energies within our bodies. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. This healing art is an effective delivery system. The Reiki practitioner serves as a vessel that supplies healing energies where they are most needed. Reiki's ki-energies flow out of the practitioner's body through the palms of the hands while they are touching the recipient's body.
What to Expect During a Reiki Healing Session
You will be asked to lay down on a massage table, couch, or bed. You will be fully clothed except for your shoes. You may also be asked to remove or loosen your belt so that your breathing is not restricted in any way. It is best to choose loose-fitting garments to wear on the day of your appointment. Wearing natural fabrics is best (cotton, wool, or linen). You may also be asked to remove any jewelry (rings, bracelets, pendants, etc.) prior to the session, so consider leaving these items at home. Relaxing Atmosphere Reiki practitioners will often create a relaxing atmosphere for their Reiki sessions, setting the mood with the use of dimmed lights, meditative music, or bubbling water fountains. Some practitioners prefer to be in a place that is completely silent, without distraction of music of any kind, to conduct their Reiki sessions in.
During the Reiki healing session the practitioner will place his hands lightly on different parts of your body. Some Reiki practitioners will follow a predetermined sequence of hand placements, allowing their hands to rest on each body placement for 2 to 5 minutes before moving on to the next. Empathic practitioners will freely move their hands in no particular order to the areas where they "feel" Reiki is most needed. Some Reiki practitioners do not actually touch their clients. Instead, they will hover their lifted palms a few inches above the reclined body. Either way, Reiki energies flow where they are suppose to. Reiki is a smart energy that automatically flows where the imbalances are in your body regardless of where the practitioner's hands are placed.
Because Reiki energies flow to where they are most needed there is a Reiki phenomenon called "phantom hands" that you may or may not experience. Phantom hands feel as if the Reiki practitioner's hands are touching one part of your body when they are actually elsewhere. For example, you may be able to see that the healer's hands are actually placed on your stomach, but you could swear that hands are touching your legs. Or, you may feel as if several pairs of hands are on your body at the same time as if several people are in the room with you.
Reiki Distant Healing
The distant Reiki session is just as strong, if not stronger, than a ‘hands on’ Reiki session. The effects can be instant. By using Reiki in this way any number of people or animals can receive the self-healing benefits of Reiki simultaneously.
Anyone can benefit from Reiki healing - You don't have to be ill or injured to benefit from Reiki energy. Reiki goes where it's most needed.
The above Reiki definition was taken from About.com
Testimony: I am writing this with my strong belief that Reiki is an excellent way to help people cope with difficult illnesses and the side effects of certain medications. I am being treated for a complicated case of Glaucoma and the medications, including Prednisone did not let me sleep at night. It's amazing the help that Linda has given me with the Reiki sessions. Last night after a session I was able to sleep for eight hours. What a gift to allow my body and mind to rest for so many hours! Today I have excellent energy and I feel optimistic about my healing. I am deeply grateful to Linda and to all Reiki practitioners for this gift.
Elena Martinez, Ph.D.
Professor, Baruch College (CUNY)
What is the difference between IET and Reiki?
Both IET and Reiki use energy to heal the body and provide balance and harmony on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. IET uses angelic energy that to release limiting blockages that build up over time. It allows patients to let go of painful experiences so they can achieve better health, creativity, and peace of mind. Reiki uses high-frequency universal energy to heal illness, pain, stress, and tension. It can help patients feel stronger, more relaxed, and reinvigorated.
Reiki and IET are complimentary to each other, and are often used in combination to produce powerful results. If you feel that you are being held back by negative experiences and emotions, and pain and suffering, IET and Reiki are effective and safe methods to help you cleanse your body, mind, and spirit to feel healthier, happier, and more balanced.
What is Reiki? Reiki is a natural healing system designed to assist in healing and help achieve balance. Reiki is administered by a practitioner, who serves as a conduit through whom the Universal Life Energy can be transmitted to the recipient, by either hands-on or distance healing techniques. Practitioners may also practice Reiki self-treatments.
Disclaimer: Reiki is not a medical practice, and we do not pretend to be medical practitioners.