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WHAT IS REIKI?

And what are Chakras?

 

WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki is an alternative medicine called Energy Healing that is used to aid the body's natural healing process. Reiki is linked to many physical and emotional benefits, Including pain relief, depression, anxiety, grief, chronic nausea, and much more.

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Reiki (pronounced ray-key)  is a Japanese healing technique. Rei can be translated as "spiritual guided" and Ki is "life force energy."  Reiki means  "spiritual guided life force energy." 

Reiki is a Japanese, spiritual practice and energy therapy developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. It is a gentle but powerful healing technique, hands-on or off, which uses the channelling of life force energy (Chi) to treat on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. It brings balance and harmony to all aspects, igniting the body’s natural ability to heal within as well as bringing forth spiritual growth, well-being, and transformation.

Reiki practitioners or a Reiki Therapist, are attuned to and then trained in the application of Reiki. We direct this energy during a Reiki session in order to help your body restore energy balance and vitality.


Science now recognizes that Reiki does shift the electromagnetics of our biofield. A number of experiments continue to show that Reiki is a powerful aid in physical healing. In hospital and controlled settings, Reiki has been proven to improve sleep, reduce pain, reduce nausea, reduce heart rate and improve relaxation in Cancer rehabilitation, and support the body process of healing in acute & chronic illness. 


15% of over 800 American hospitals offered Reiki as a part of hospital services in 2007. This number is even larger today, with hospitals incorporating Reiki into treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention programs. Why? Because it works.

WHAT ARE CHAKRAS?

Chakras are our energy points in our body. We all have a Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye/Brow Chakra and Crown Chakra.

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We ALL have an energy system in our body, they are called our Chakras. Chakra means "wheel" and it refers to the energy points in our body. They should be constantly spinning, stay "open" and aligned as they all correspond to our nerves, major organs and our energetic body,  which affects our emotional and physical well-being. Our life experiences play a major part in our chakras and if they are blocked or out of balance by trauma, injury, emotional distress, personal loss or even an accident.

WHERE ARE YOUR CHAKRAS LOCATED?

1st Red - Root Chakra (located at the base of our spine)
Function - Survival, fight or flight response, ambition, strength, grounding, individuality, stability, health, primal trust, courage, satisfaction, material security.

Body area governed
Adrenal - Produces Corticosteroids and Catecholamines. Controls: spinal column, bones, teeth, nails, anus, rectum, colon, prostate gland, blood and building cells.

Blocked Root Chakra
Lower bank pain, sciatica, varicose veins, depression, immune related disorders, insecurity, unstable, focus on material possessions.


2nd Orange - Sacral Chakra (located just below the belly button)
Function - Desire, pleasure, passion, movement, health, family tolerance, surrender, sexuality, openness, contributes to harmony of body, mind and emotions.

Body area governed
Reproductive - Produces Androgens and Testosterone in men; Estrogen and Progesterone in women. Controls the pelvic area, sex organs, potency, fluid function, kidneys and bladder.

Blocked Sacral Chakra
Back pain, sciatica, ob/gyn issues, libido, urinary problems, blame, guilt, money problems, power problems, control, hysteria, suppress natural needs.


3rd Yellow - Solar Plexus Chakra (located in the curve of the rib cage)
Function - Personal power, will, energy, self-control, humor, laughter, social identity, authority, inner harmony, action, vitality.

Body area governed
Pancreas - Produces insulin and Glucagon. Controls liver, digestive system, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, lower back and muscles.

Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra
Diabetes, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, arthritis, poor self-esteem, fear of rejection, oversensitivity to criticism, self-image fear, indecisiveness, need to dominate.


4th Green - Heart Chakra (located at the center of the chest)
Function - Compassion, love without egoism, perseverance, forgiveness, unconditional love, letting go, healing, understanding, contentment, transformation.

Body area governed
Thymus - Produces Thymosin, controls heart, blood circulation, immune system, lower lungs, rib cage, breasts, upper back and hands.

Blocked Heart Chakra
Cannot accept love from others, asthma, lung and breast cancers, pneumonia, upper back, shoulder problems, hate, fear, jealousy and anger. 


5th Blue - Throat Chakra (located at the throat)
Function - Creative self-expression, inspiration, truth, freedom, independence, confession, truthfulness.

Body area governed
Thyroid - Produces Thyroxine and Triiodothyronine. Controls the neck, jaw, mouth, throat, gums, trachea, parathyroid, voice, airways, upper lungs, nape of neck and arms.

Blocked Throat Chakra
Sore throats, afraid of silence, anemia, allergies, fatigue and asthma, voice, gum and tooth problems, TMJ, personal expression, addiction and criticism.


6th Indigo - Third Eye (Brow) Chakra (located at the center of the forehead)
Function - Inner vision, intuition, insight, peace of mind, imagination, concentration, projection of will, extrasensory perception.

Body area governed
Pituitary - Anterior lobe: Regulates activity of the adrenals, reproductive and thyroid glands and produces these hormones: Growth Hormone, Prolactin, Thyrotropin, Corticotropins, Endorphins.
Posterior lobe: Releases antidiuretic, affects the production of Oxytocin.
Controls the endocrine system, left brain hemisphere, left eye, nose, ears, sinuses.

Blocked Third Eye (Brow) Chakra
Brain tumors, strokes, seizures, learning disabilities, panic, depression, fear of truth, judgment and discipline.


7th Violet - Crown Chakra (located 2 inches above head)
Function - Oneness with divine wisdom, spiritual understanding and will, perfection, integration/unity with the omnipresent being.

Body area governed
Pineal - Produces Melatonin. Controls the cerebrum, right brain hemisphere, central nervous system, right eye.

Blocked Crown (Brow) Chakra
Disease of skin, chronic exhaustion, sensitivity to light, sound and environment. Muscular and skeletal problems.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY REIKI SESSIONS

Reiki is absolutely painless. During a treatment, clients are asked to lay down and relax. Simply doing that can sometimes be the most difficult thing of all, and yet my personal belief is that the relaxed open state allows you to receive Reiki more clearly. 

Once my client arrives, I will help to transition them from their day to the healing space. I will talk to my client before and after the treatment and answer any questions they should have. Then my client lies face up on a heated massage table in a comfortable position. I lay crystals under the massage table or on my client's body. Crystals help amplify the energy. Using various hand positions, I will move and release any blocked energy you may have in your body. I will use essential oil, sage or palo santo to cleanse your aura.
 
My client will be laying on a “Grounding Mat”, which has tremendous health benefits on its own. A Grounding Mat conducts the earth's energy. It brings the connection to the earth indoors.


When we Ground it Neutralizes Free Radicals. Free radicals are generated through inflammation, infection, cell damage, trauma, stress, and our toxic environments. Grounding Improves Sleep, Pain Management, and Stress. Grounding Improves Inflammation and Immunity in our body. You will feel the effects of Grounding in as little as 20 Minutes.
 
I will also incorporate Holosync, Hemi-Sync (Hemispheric Synchronization) and Binaural Beats during the Reiki treatment which you will listen to on comfortable headphones. This is a proven technology that uses special wave frequencies mixed with the audios to influence the movement of the waves in your brain and get your mind to be in any of the many different mental states. The left and right hemispheres are working together in a state of coherence. This is an excellent proven technique to use if you experience pain, anxiety, depression, low energy, insomnia and much more.


At the end of the session, I bring an offering of water for my client to ground.

Each session has its own unique experience. Clients may feel a tingling sensation, physical temperature changes, perceive visual images, colors or enter a deep sleep. The goal is to help the body reach a state of relaxation first and foremost. In a state of relaxation, we are able to connect with our higher self and start the healing process.