Denise Grieve

Denise Grieve

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Reiki - EFT - Méditation


What is Reiki and what should I expect during a treatment?

What Reiki is not:

Although Reiki is a spiritual practice, it is neither religious nor linked to specific religions. You do not need to have a belief or spiritual connection to feel the benefits of a Reiki session.
Reiki is not an alternative to prescribed or recommended medical treatments. This is an approach that aims to complement existing treatments.
Reiki is not an invasive treatment. This is a gentle and non-intrusive technique. Although it can be helpful for a client to verbally share the details of their story and issues, it is not required. This reinforces the gentleness and sensitivity of this complementary therapeutic approach. The customer shares what he wants to share.

Where does Reiki come from?

Reiki is a form of Japanese energy healing that has its roots in ancient cultures. It uses what is called universal life energy, ki or qi, to improve well-being and health.

What is Reiki?

The word Reiki comes from the Japanese words rei, meaning universal, and ki, which refers to the life energy that flows through all living beings.
Reiki is a complementary health therapy. During a Reiki session, practitioners place their hands on or just above specific areas of the client’s body.

Mikao Usui

Only for today…
I won’t worry,
I won’t be angry,
I will be grateful,
I will do my job honestly,
I will be kind to everything that lives.

Its philosophy is based on the Eastern medicine belief that all living things possess energy fields. These energy fields promote health and well-being.
However, blockages in these energy fields inhibit this innate energy flow, causing health problems and negative life circumstances. Energy blockages in any living being can be treated, which is why Reiki can also be practiced on animals, plants and even material objects. In Reiki, energy blockages are detected, cleared and the energy is moved for the greater good of the client.
Reiki dates back to the teachings of Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 1920s. Usui has always been a seeker. He was a married lay monk with two children.
The culmination of Usui’s intense spiritual practices led to Reiki. Usui’s realization is believed to have occurred in 1922.
During the last four years of his life, Usui traveled throughout Japan, offering his spiritual teachings to more than 2,000 new students. He only trained 16 of these students as Reiki masters. One of his student teachers, Chujiro Hayashi, was a retired naval officer. Hayashi worked with Usui to take up parts of Usui’s extensive healing practices so that they could be more widely shared.
Hayashi opened a Reiki clinic in Tokyo. Hawayo Takata, a Japanese American, came to Hayashi’s clinic to treat a number of medical problems, including asthma. After months of treatment, Takata’s health recovered and she became a dedicated student.
Takata then introduced Reiki to Hawaii in 1937. She eventually introduced Reiki to the continental United States. She practiced and taught Reiki for 40 years. She then begins to train Reiki masters. Reiki masters had the power to teach other people. Since his death in December 1980, Taketa’s 22 Reiki masters have spread his teachings. The teachings and accreditation of Reiki Masters connect all Usui Reiki Masters to this original lineage. The notoriety and popularity of Reiki are now known throughout the world.

How does a reiki session take place?

Before a Reiki therapy session:
As Reiki involves the detoxification of unhealthy energies in the body, I personally ask clients not to drink alcohol at least 24 hours before the session. I also ask smokers to try not to smoke cigarettes 1 to 2 hours before the session.
As with all energy work, it is important to make sure you are hydrated and have eaten a light meal before your Reiki session. Hunger and dehydration can affect the free flow of energy that takes place during and after an energy therapy session.
During a Reiki therapy session:

Reiki therapy takes place in the therapy space, usually on a therapy treatment bed, where you lie or sit, fully clothed in loose, comfortable clothing. A blanket is provided as it is common for body temperature to drop slightly during the Reiki therapy session.

The energy points of the chakras are scanned to identify possible blockages. I use a dowsing crystal for this, but different Reiki practitioners use other equally effective means. Normally, relaxation music is played in the background, incense is burned, a candle is lit and, when you are lying comfortably, crystals are placed on the 7 points of the main chakra. The goal is to promote relaxation and enjoy the additional benefits of these healing elements. These interventions are optional. You can choose because your comfort is of the utmost importance. You then relax for the duration of your Reiki therapy session, enjoying your healing.
During a distance Reiki therapy session, the list of interventions above also applies. I ask you to stay lying down at home for the duration of the session. With your permission, I will call or message you approximately 10 minutes before the session begins. At the end of the session, we exchange our impressions by email. Email is my preferred contact after a session, because it allows you to continue to relax if you wish without being disturbed by a phone.
Everyone has a different experience during a Reiki therapy session. Some people fall asleep. Others feel a deep sense of calm and relaxation. Some people report feeling light-headed throughout the session or having unexpected thoughts and memories. Some see colors or a specific color. Sometimes there are body sensations, tingling or a feeling of heaviness, lightness, watery eyes or deep breathing. These are just some of the experiences reported. All are normal and all are different.
After a Reiki treatment:
The effects of Reiki can be felt for some time after the treatment. It is therefore important to stay hydrated and continue to drink water throughout the day and week to come. We may have vivid dreams, sleep differently than usual, be in a happier or more balanced mood, relief from physical pain, thoughts are clearer, and we experience a deeper sense of well-being.

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