Reiki – a Holistic form of Healing
For those that would like to understand more about Reiki I can advise you that it is a healing practice using “universal life energy”. Simply put … it is the life force energy of God & Our Creator. It comes to us from the Grace of God.
Reiki is a spiritual (not religious) discipline offering a very gentle and loving hands on healing treatment with compassion and care to the receiving client. You need not be following any religion and it is not limited to those of Christian beliefs. It is available to all – irrespective of beliefs, religious practices or spiritual paths.
Reiki is the Japanese phrase for “universal life energy” or in Hawayo Takata’s words, “God-power”. The Usui System of Reiki Healings is a hands-on healing practice where Reiki (the universal life energy – God’s energy) is channeled through the practitioner’s hands for treating others and themselves.
Pronounced Ray Key – the word Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words rei and ki meaning Rei “God’s wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki meaning “life force energy”. Reiki therefore is actually known as “spiritually guided life force energy.”
Reiki is NOT a cult practice and is not aligned with any religion or belief system. Reiki is from the pure love and light of our creator – universal life force energy – being the energy that is at the core of all creation, the life force behind every living thing of God. It is not something to be feared.
This Japanese healing technique promotes relaxation and healing and balances the subtle energies within our bodies addressing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. The Reiki practitioner serves as a vessel that supplies healing energies where they are most needed.
Reiki is now gaining credibility as an integral support for pain management for those requiring care in chronic and life challenging illnesses. Growing also in acceptance in health and community settings such as hospitals, hospices, palliative care, chronic and cancer care units across the world. Gina also uses her intuitive healing abilities to work on what she is guided to throughout the session.
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- A feeling of total relaxation – bringing balance, harmony and healing to the whole body (mind, body & spirit)
- Excellent at relieving stress which is widely recognised as being a major factor in causing illness and disease
- Excellent at relieving pain and discomfort
- Assists the body in releasing toxins and unresolved emotions
- Assists the mind and body to deal with old issues, habits, thought patterns and addictions
- Re-energises the mind and body – assists in increasing awareness and mental clarity
- Rebalances your whole bodies energy system – giving relief from physical, emotional and psychological discomfort
- Can accelerate the healing process and is able to reduce recovery from illness or proceedures
- A complimentary healing therapy with no contraindications – thereby able to be used in conjunction with other traditional therapies and medical treatments without interference to such treatments or medications
- Able to be used as a treatment for conditions unable to be treated through other therapies such as chiropractic, osteopathic and massage – eg: herniated discs
What to expect in a Reiki treatment session?
At your first session Gina will sit with you for a few minutes to go through any details she may need to know about your health and condition and discuss any special needs with regard to chronic pain such as back pain – Inability to lie down for too long and any further information that will help her to make your session more comfortable.
You will be advised of what to expect during the treatment session. You will remain fully clothed, however will be asked to remove shoes, belts, restrictive items and any jewellery. It is best to wear comfortable loose fitting clothing.
When on the treatment (massage) table you will have a choice of having a light sheet or blanket placed over you for the duration if you wish. Depending on your preference there may be light calming music playing in the background.
Once comfortably on the table and ready for the session to begin, Gina will silently say a prayer of protection and ask God and the Angels to watch over and assist in the healing session before placing her hands at different points of the body, working above the body at most points and personal areas. However the treatment begins with the hands gently placed on the forehead; then crown of the head and will remain hands on over the entire head area until moving down to the throat Chakra where the hands will be lifted above the body for the client’s comfort. From there Gina will work down the body to different points to allow the energy to flow with the full intention that you receive only that which is for your Highest Healing Good.
What you may feel during and after your Reiki treatment session
It is Gina’s intention that you will feel totally relaxed and as if you are fully in a peaceful or meditative state during the treatment session in order to allow you to receive some release of the stresses of your day.
Quite often the person receiving the healing treatment will have varying sensations throughout the session. The most often described sensation is that of the heat generating from the hands. This is simply the energy flowing through Gina’s hands. Some clients have had the opposite affect with a cool sensation. It is also possible to have a feeling of pulsating, tingling and/or drawing sensations at some point through the session and often clients will have spasms or shudders and sometimes rumblings; which is a sign of receiving reiki and possible releasing and unblocking.
All these are possible sensations, however, some often have no reaction. This does not mean that they have not received any healing. Often the healing takes place so gently that the recipient is assisted with the healing in a way that they are not aware. The healing energy will direct itself to where it is needed the most and this can be somewhere that a block has occurred in the energy Chakra system without you knowing. If past issues are causing a block, Reiki may bring this to the surface in the hope of healing without the recipient being aware; if it is too painful for them to recall.
Generally a feeling of calm and peacefulness is with the client after a treatment, however, you can feel quite tired thereafter so it is best to plan to have a good rest after your session and drink plenty of water to assist with releasing toxins.
It is also possible to feel a little emotional after a session. This is not always the case, but it is important to understand that Reiki is assisting you heal in all aspects of your mind, body and spirit and therefore can bring up emotions that you need to deal with. Again, each person can differ with their experience with a Reiki treatment session. Reiki is gentle, loving and pure healing energy for the recipient.
Gina is focused on making sure you will be comfortable at all times and can assure you of absolute confidentiality.
Being a compassionate, caring person with the highest intention of being of service in a loving and empathatic way, Gina will take the time after the session to sit with you and allow you time to ground yourself as needed.