Reiki – Healing the Mind, Body & Spirit
Reiki is a gentle hands-on ancient Japanese technique used to accelerate the body’s natural ability to relax, reduce stress & heal itself on the physical, mental, emotional & spiritual levels. It is completely non-invasive & safe for everyone. The word Reiki translates to Universal (Rei) Life Force Energy (ki), which is the energy that runs through our bodies giving us life. In a Reiki session the practitioner simply channels more of that same energy into your body. The flow of Reiki energy brings the body, mind & spirit to its optimal state of alignment, balance & harmony.
Our bodies, like everything else in the world, run on energy. The atoms that make up our body chemistry contain positive, negative & neutral charges. Our bodies work in a way that is similar to a rechargeable battery. When the battery, the energy center, is low on energy, the object that it is providing energy to can’t function properly. It is slow & sluggish. We have seven main energy centers in our physical body, known as chakras. When these energy centers are running on low energy they too become slow, sluggish & don’t function properly. We live in a hectic world. Many of us spend large parts of our day rushing about in “fight or flight mode”, which causes a great deal of stress. Stress causes our energy centers to drain even faster. Our energy centers become unbalanced. Energy gets blocked in different areas & these blockages show up in our body as aches, pains & the numerous illnesses & diseases which are so common in our society today.
Reiki treatments help to bring the body back into balance by channeling into the body a steady flow of Universal Life Force Energy, similar to plugging the battery into the charger, which allows the body to relax & exit “fight or flight mode”, releasing stress, & in turn allowing the release of blocked energy. Your chakras – your energy centers – regain their balance & your body is returned to its natural state of health & well-being. break]
Reiki has become increasingly popular in the U.S. over the last several years. It is not a replacement for, but rather a holistic complement to conventional medicine. Reiki works hand in hand with conventional medicine to decrease anxiety, diminish pain, reduce side effects from treatments for various illnesses, strengthen the immune system & accelerate healing. Reiki is included on the roster of services available at numerous hospitals throughout the U.S. including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Johns Hopkins, Columbia Presbyterian, Valley Hospital, Hackensack University & many more.
Wondering what to expect during a Reiki treatment? You will be asked to lie on a massage table, fully clothed while the practitioner lightly places his/her hands on or over various areas of your body. Often, people feel a sense of deep relaxation, an almost meditative state, while others feel subtle sensations often in the form of heat or tingling. Some see colors or pictures in their mind’s eye. Some people experience immediate results during or after a treatment, while others experience healing shifts over time. The best way to understand Reiki is to experience it yourself.
Wondering how often you should receive Reiki? Like all methods of treatment, Reiki is most useful when treatment is received on a consistent basis. It is recommended that you initially have four sessions approximately one week apart to open & begin the balancing of your body systems & then adjust the frequency of the sessions to suit your individual needs. Most people find it helpful to come more often when they are in the midst of a physical or emotional crisis. Many people continue regular Reiki treatments to maintain their energetic balance, receiving Reiki once a month.
In Office, In Home and Distance Reiki treatments available. I also offer Reiki for your pets in your home. Contact me for details and rates.
Eileen also offers REIKI 1, REIKI 2 and REIKI Master training.
Attunements are rituals and trainings that awaken the Reiki energy within you. This will give you the ability to channel more of that energy to yourself and others. Attunements are normally done in a workshop format with each student receiving their individual attunement and then learning the additional information offered together. However, if preferred, private attunements are also available.
Reiki 1 Attunement – opening the physical body A Reiki 1 attunement benefits the physical body in opening it up to channel more Reiki energy. Once you receive an attunement you will never lose the ability to use Reiki. In Reiki 1 you will receive an attunement, which is a ritual that passes on the ability to channel Reiki energy from teacher to student. You will also learn the history of Reiki and various hand placement positions which are used to work on yourself and others. Workshops generally take place over a two day period, for two to three hours per day, depending on the size of the group. Many people choose to receive a Reiki 1 Attunement solely for personal use, while others decide to continue on to Reiki 2.
Reiki 2 Attunement – the subtle body – treatment at the emotional and mental level A Reiki 2 attunement opens the student to bring in an even higher level of healing energy vibration, deepening your practice and understanding of Reiki. In Reiki 2 the student learns three Reiki symbols – the power symbol, the emotional/mental symbol and the distance healing symbol. The Reiki 2 attunement has the greatest effect on the subtle body also known as the aura, and on the mental and emotional levels of those you treat.
Reiki Master Attunement – This initiation is given to attune those who have had Reiki 2 and wish to teach and initiate others into Reiki. In this process the vibration level of energy again expands, and the Master symbol is taught. You can become a Reiki Master to teach others, but it is not a requirement. The Reiki Master level can be taken for your own benefit, as Reiki is a spiritual experience and becomes a way of life – a way of being rather than a way of doing.
Healing Codes Sessions
The Healing Codes are a simple, effective self-healing system that was discovered in 2001 by Dr. Alex Lloyd, Ph.D., N.D. It can be used for self-healing and performed on or for others. In my sessions I will teach you how to use The Healing Codes to reduce stress in your body. Stress is the number one cause of illness and disease. Reducing stress leads to health and healing on all levels – physical, emotional and spiritual.