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Rei (spirit) Ki (life force) – Pronounced ray-kee
Healing with universal energy.
Reiki is a healing technique of transmitting life energy by placing the hands gently in specific positions either on or above the body. It is the act of laying hands on a living body to comfort, heal, and relieve pain. This is our first instinct when someone is hurt. The human body radiates energy. We can feel it as warmth. This energy, known as Ki, is the life force itself. Ki is the activating energy of the Universe — the essential life force of the Earth, the planets, the stars and the Universe. These sources of Ki energy affect every living body’s Ki. Everything alive contains Ki and radiates it. It is the bio-magnetic energy of the aura.
A Reiki healer is one who has had her body’s energy channel opened and cleared of obstructions by Reiki attunements. The healer is now connected to the Universal Ki.
One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the bodies natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health. Reiki healing is a natural therapy that gently balances life energies and brings health and well being to the recipient.
NIH’s Introduction to Reiki (http://nccam.nih.gov/health/reiki/)
The International Center for Reiki Training (http://www.reiki.org)
Information about Reiki at Reiki.nu (http://www.reiki.nu)
Association of Reflexologists (http://www.reflexology.org)
The ancient healing art of reflexology has been known to man for many thousands of years. It was first practiced by the early Indian, Chinese and Egyptian peoples.
In 1913 Dr. William Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose and throat surgeon, introduced this therapy to the West. He noted that pressure on specific parts of the body could have an anaesthetizing effect on a related area. Developing this theory, he divided the body into ten equal and vertical zones, ending in the fingers and toes. He concluded that pressure on one part of a zone could affect everything else within that zone. Thus, reflex areas on the feet and hands are linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.
How Can Reflexology Help You?
A reflexologist uses hands only to apply gentle pressure to the feet. For each person the application and the effect of the therapy is unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet, and by working on these points the reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions are eased, and circulation and elimination is improved. This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself at its own pace, often counteracting a lifetime of misuse.
Who Can Benefit From Reflexology?
Since reflexology treats the whole person, not the symptoms of disease, most people benefit from treatment. The therapy brings relief to a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, and is suitable for all ages. Once your body is in-tune, it is wise to have regular treatments in order to help maintain health and well-being. An increasing number of people are using this safe, natural therapy as a way of relaxing, balancing and harmonizing the body.
What Happens When You Go For Treatment?
On your first visit there is a preliminary talk with the practitioner.
There may be discomfort in some places, but it is fleeting, and is an indication of congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. For the most part, the sensation is pleasant and soothing. Reflexology will relax you while stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms.
A course of treatment varies in length depending on your body’s needs. Your reflexologist will discuss this with you at the first session. After the first treatment or two your body may respond in a very definite way: you may have a feeling of well-being and relaxation; or you may feel lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is transitory. It is, however, vital information for reflexologist, as it shows how your body is responding to treatment.