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Mallory Jaster-Registered Massage Therapy

Reiki

What is Jikiden Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. This energy is the natural, vital healing force found in all life. Jikiden Reiki stands for Usui Reiki teachings from an original authentic Japanese lineage. Universal life energy is a only a very minimal description of Reiki's extraordinary benefit and effectiveness. Jikiden Reiki is a hands on and distant healing art and practice that attune and develop natural latent human healing energy and balances body, mind, heart and spirit in a structured way through light, gentle, non-intrusive touch and compassionate intention and regard. "Reiki is compassion in action." -Chiyoko Yamaguchi

 

What does Reiki do? 

Reiki can be a used as a personal tool for healing and growth, as a way to give supportive energy (to bless) family and friends, and as a complementary therapy to holistic, naturopathic, alternative and conventional medicines among an almost unlimited number of beneficial purposes. A Reiki treatment simply supports the whole person physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually while drilling down on specific issues. Reiki is easy to learn and can be used in a home or clinical setting to enhance the health and emotional wellness of both self and others.

When a Reiki practitioner places hands on an area of their own or a client's clothed body, Reiki flows from the practitioner to the client and then back to the practitioner in a circle of compassionate energy that starts when the treatment begins and ends when the treatment stops usually an hour to an hour and a half to two hours later.  Although the experience of reiki treatment is completely individual -- experienced by both the client and the practitioner as a variety of sensations, including, heat, cold, vibration, tingling, unusual heaviness or lightness, or no sensation at all -- it is often reported as accompanied by a deep feeling of warmth, well-being, comfort, deep relaxation, and revitalization. Reiki relaxes muscles, stills the mind, and eases pain. Reiki treatment has been scientifically shown to accelerate healing. Many health professionals are effectively incorporating the use of Reiki into their individual practice. Those who learn Reiki find that it can be successfully administered very simply in all kinds of settings: home, clinic, hospital, or any place where people experience stressed muscles, accidents, exhaustion, or personal trauma. Many Reiki projects have been created for AIDS patients, victims of war, and hospice care settings, to name only a few. On the physical level, Reiki can bring relaxation to stressed muscles, decrease pain, accelerate the healing time of bones and wounds, diminish the tissue involvement of burns and bruises, and much more. On a mental and emotional level, anxiety is reduced, a sense of well-being is increased and another level of relaxation can be felt. Bad habits can be worked on. At this degree of deep relaxation, a rebalancing of energies can occur and the natural healing ability of the body is stimulated and enhanced. 

 

Jikiden Reiki Treatments

Jikiden Reiki treatments last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to 2 hours and are generally concentrated on the head, upper back, soles of the feet, kidneys and areas that are of particular concern to the patient. After a short consultation the client lies fully clothed on a comfortable treatment table in a treatment room with soft lighting and relaxing music playing if the client prefers it. Treatment usually usually starts with gentle touch to the head, feet, or abdomen. Practitioners use the concept of Byosen, following the sensations in their hands that tell them which areas of the body need reiki most.  For some people 1- 3 treatments are enough to help them recover from a problem and for others a longer course of treatments is necessary. While definite benefit can be gained from a single treatment, to get the best results from Reiki, regular sessions are important. Your body uses the extra energy to help repair its self quicker than it could otherwise.