What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.
Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
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 learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.
Some of the Reiki Healing Health Benefits
Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension,
It accelerates the bodie's self-healing abilities,
Aids better sleep,
Reduces blood pressure
Can help with accute (injuries) and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.) and aides the breaking of addictions,
Helps relieve pain,
Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony,
Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins,
Reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy,
Supports the immune system,
Increases vitality and postpones the aging process,
Raises the vibrational frequency of the body,
Helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing.
About the Reiki Healing Treatments
A typical Reiki session lasts 60 minutes. The first session is usually longer, up to 90 minutes. In a full body session the client is lying on a table fully clothed.
Short sessions can be also given to address a particular problem, where the client can be sitting in a chair or lying on a table.
Depending on the level of imbalance, stress or illness in a person a series of sessions may be needed to fully restore balance.
Four consecutive sessions are recommended if addressing a specific health problem. After these four session as many as needed until a problem disappears.
Distant Reiki Healing
Because Reiki energy is not limited by time and distance, long distance healings can also be given without the client being present.
The treatment lasts up to 30 minutes.
Reiki for Pets
It is based on the idea that all living beings have life energy flowing through them. When life energy is high, your pets are healthy and balanced, more relaxed and less likely to get sick. When it is low, they'll often be more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness. Reiki is a safe complement to conventional Western medicine, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy and all other forms of healing.
Animals, especially cats, are naturally receptive to the Reiki energy and tend to gravitate towards it readily (some people even say cats invented Reiki). Some pets may initially prefer to experience the energy from a slight distance, rather than having the practitioner's hands directly on them.
Reiki sessions for pets typically last 15-30 minutes. The frequency of sessions depends entirely on each individual animal's health status and needs. Some health issues can be resolved in two or three sessions, others may take ongoing sessions on a recurring basis. As with all services Healing Hands provides, frequency of sessions will be tailored to your pet's individual needs.
Reiki works well with animals for the same reasons it works well on children and people of all ages. Have you ever noticed that when you pet an animal, he rolls over to receive more or looks at you with lovey-dovey eyes or sighs?Animals respond to your loving touch and intention. Reiki is another way to help your animals feel better.
Reiki is a natural system of healing to help 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. The theory is Reiki removes energetic blocks in your pet's body that may cause any number of negative behavioral, mental, emotional or physical conditions. These include fear, effects of a history of abuse or neglect and arthritis or side effects from medications.
We recommend Reiki sometimes as an element holistic approach to addressing behavioral issues in cats and dogs. Reiki is also beneficial as a treatment by itself; When your cat or dog's energy systems are treated in the context of the other elements that impact your pet's health including your cat or dog's behavior, nutrition, your relationship with the pet, the cat or dog's environment, and the pet's health - We believe the probabilities of success will increase dramatically.
When Administer Reiki to Pets?
- When they are ill: Reiki helps the healing process and works with any type of medical intervention.
- When they are young or old: You can use Reiki on an animal of any age or situation.
- When they have been through a trauma: Animals can use loving energy after they've experienced any type of abuse, loss, or move, or if they seem to exhibit depression or other behavioral disorder. Even if you don't know what the problem is, you can use Reiki to help.
- Animals differ in their responsiveness to Reiki depending on their illness, personality, and how well they know you. Here's how you can read an animal to determine how to administer Reiki.
- An animal may screech, fly, growl, hiss, or run away as a way of telling you it doesn't want to be touched. In that case, you can use distant Reiki or beaming techniques.
- An animal may let you perform hands-on Reiki but then shift positions or look at you funny. Move your hands a few inches above the body and continue Reiki, if you feel that it's still needed.
- An animal may tell you it wants Reiki by coming near you when you are giving Reiki to yourself or someone else.
- If you're lucky, an animal will move itself so you can give Reiki exactly where it's needed.
Reiki is a good choice when your pet:
- Exhibits behavioral problems
- Exhibits excessive fear
- Is facing or recovering from surgery
- Exhibits aggression
- Has a history of simple or complex trauma
- Demonstrates difficulty in healing
- Has a negative relationship with you, its guardian
- Suffers from chronic pain or end-of-life discomfort
- Takes more medication than you desire
Benefits of Reiki for Pets
Enhances overall well-being
Just like people, even healthy pets can have occasional physical, emotional and mental imbalances that, if left untreated, can manifest as illness. Periodic Reiki treatments can help maintain your pet's natural state of well-being and balance.
Strengthens the immune system for cancer therapies
Cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation present stress to an already compromised immune system. Reiki strengthens the immune system to better deal with this additional stress. It helps alleviate or prevent the side effects of conventional cancer treatments and provides pain relief.
Accelerates healing following surgery or illness
Reiki can alleviate and prevent side effects of conventional medications such as pain killers and antibiotics, and provides pain relief and relaxation to facilitate and enhance the body's natural healing response.
Increases trust and bonding between you and your pet
People and pets often mirror each others' physical and emotional states. Animals are natural healers and sometimes take on their person's problems, often in an attempt to heal them. This happens because of the deep bond shared between a pet and his or her person. Because of the shared energy in such a close relationship, energetic imbalances are shared as well. For optimum healing, joint treatments for people and their pets can often be beneficial.
Can help with behavior issues by promoting relaxation and stress reduction
Reiki is a wonderful way to facilitate the transition for terminally ill animals and their owners. Often, animals will not allow themselves to transition because they intuitively feel that their person is not ready to let them go. Joint Reiki treatments for the pet and his or her person can help both through this difficult time by enhancing the bond and allowing a gentle transition.
Can help with behavior issues by promoting relaxation and stress reduction
Many behavior issues are caused by stress. Reiki has a calming effect on the pet and may help make the pet more receptive to training and behavior modification. Reiki is extremely beneficial for animals with a history of abuse. The gentle touch and the energy can help restore trust in animals who have learned to associate touch with being hurt.
Our pets's bodies, as well as our own bodies, have vital energy centers called "chakras, meridians and bio-field". The mental state, physical body and emotional existence determine the health and balance of these systems. Negative states, such as fear, anxiety, illness, and trauma, create energetic blocks which eventually cause physical illness. By returning the body's energy flow to a balanced, undisturbed state, it is possible to create positive conditions such as relaxation and feeling well. This promotes physical health and a sense of calm.
In our experience, the majority of severe behavior problems with cats and dogs are rooted in fear and or frustration. It is believed that Reiki "dissolves" energetic blocks contributing to these negative states and helps to return the animal to a natural balanced state. Once the animal is more calm, rather than extremely frustrated or fearful, it's possible that severe behavioral problems, in conjunction with a behavioral program will be more easily and quickly corrected, This calm state in your pet may also improve your relationship with your pet. Although we cannot make any specific guarantees, with less severe behavioral issues Reiki alone can lead to the resolution the pet guardian is looking for.
REIKI HEALING THERAPIES OFFERED
Full Body Reiki - Individual Treatments
60 minutes Reiki treatment --- $50
Short Reiki Sessions - Individual treatments
30 minutes Reiki treatment --- $30
PREPAID PACKAGES OFFERED
4 x 60 minute sessions-----------$180
4 x 30 minute sessions-----------$108
10 x 60 minute sessions----------$380
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Our Reiki practitioner:
Jackeline Gonzalez is Rebirthing, Ayurveda and Panchakarma Therapist and Teacher and Practitioner Reiki: Traditional Usui Reiki, Tibetan and Egyptian.
Reiki Healing is NOT a substitute for treatments prescribed by a doctor. While is not guaranteed to cure, prevent or treat any illness, many benefits have been experinced by those who have received treatments. Reiki complements the healing process and you will absorb the amount of energy you need at any point in time.
The main purpose of Reiki is primarly for relaxation and stress releif. Healing CAN NOT BE GUARANTEED. It may or may not occur. The responsibility lies Within You, not with the practitioner. She/He is there for you to give encouragement and advice, when ASKED FOR, and not to do the work on the clients behalf. It is the CLIENT who is to do the healing, NOT THE PRACTITIONER (Healer).