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Health and Wellness are in the Palm of your Hands!!

There is a lot of buzz lately about Reiki, and there is curiosity, skepticism, and of course, the desire to explore and try something new. The appearance of a Reiki Master on Dr. Oz's show has shined some light on this alternative treatment. Dr. Oz himself used a Reiki Master in his operating room on his clients and became a true believer. Not only that, his wife, as a Reiki Master herself, uses Reiki on Dr. Oz and their children.

I personally love learning anything new and I am especially excited to learn new words. So when I first came across the word "Reiki", I was very intrigued. The explanation to me was not really palatable at that time: I was confused by the explanation I received, and I am skeptical by nature. At the same time, Reiki was popping up all around me until by total serendipity I found myself sitting in my first Reiki class. That day was the beginning of my understanding and love for Reiki. Because Reiki truly changed my life, I would like to share some information about it. I am not asking you to believe anything that you read in this article, but I do ask that you open your mind and heart and try Reiki for yourself!

What is Reiki?

"Reiki is Pure Love"

The word Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is made of two Japanese words meaning Life Force Energy. Rei- means "Universal, All Knowing, Higher Power" and Ki- means "Life Force, Energy, Prana, Chi." Reiki was discovered over 100 years ago by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan. A student of Usui, Mrs. Hawaoy Takata, brought Reiki to the United States. Since that time, Reiki gained popularity as a healing method throughout the western world and beyond.

How does Reiki work?

Reiki healing methods have been around since ancient times. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administrated 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 stressed, and if it is hight, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The majority of our physical pain and discomfort is caused by stress. Stress is often caused by conflicting thoughts and feelings that get lodged in one's subtle energy. These include fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, etc. Medical research has determined that continued stress can block the body's natural ability to repair and regenerate itself. The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75%-95% of all visits to the doctor are results of reactions to stress. 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.

What to expect in Reiki healing session?

Reiki is Life Force Energy. Reiki energy is passed on by the practitioner, who serves as a conduit, to the receiver. Some people may know it as "laying on hands" healing. The recipient lies on the table (sitting is an option if laying down is difficult) fully clothed with shoes removed. The practitioner holds her hands a few inches from the recipient's body. The session lasts anywhere from 1/2 and hour to an hour. The recipient will feel relaxed, and may sometimes even fall asleep, allowing even deeper healing to take place. Reiki healing treatments can also be performed long distance when the client is unable to be physically present. Reiki will continue to work for three days after the treatment. Therefore, for chronic problems, recipients are encouraged to return for additional sessions for the best results.

Some Possible Reiki Healing Benefits:

-Creates deep relaxation

-Aids in better sleep

-Reduces blood pressure

-Levels out hormonal imbalances -Alleviates nervous system

-Helps relieve pain

-Supports immune system

-Promotes the body’s self-healing abilities

-Increases vitality and postpones the aging process

-Can help with chronic problems like headache, eczema, asthma,

-Reduces some side effects of drugs, chemotherapy, etc., and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery.

Becoming a Reiki Practioner

We are all born with the ability to be channels for Reiki. The ability to practice Reiki is passed through an "attunement" process (beginning). When you are initiated with Reiki Energy, you will walk on the path to self healing and self discovery. You will receive new perceptions about current or old situations that may present themselves in a different light or from a different angle. Reiki will also give you a jumpstart on your spiritual path and open you up to your intuitive gifts. You will have insights into your own healing abilities as you develop your unique style.

Reiki found me though many coincidental circumstances, and as I followed the Reiki path I have become a Reiki Master & Teacher. My true passion is to empower others to find the healer within themselves and share the knowledge of Reiki with them. But you don't need to take my word for it, try Reiki Healing for yourself.

Reiki is a gift that keeps on giving.....

Love & Light,

Lenka Schulze Ph.D.


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