Reiki means universal (Rei) life force energy (ki) and is given and received by a laying on of hands. Indirectly, the client is the one deciding how much healing they will receive and with what intention.
The Reiki practitioner is a conduit of healing light energy. Healing energy flows from the hands of the Reiki practitioner and soothingly flows into the client. The ability to heal with Reiki is passed on through initiation by a Certified Reiki Master/Teacher.
ERICA COLLINS, CHT, CRMT, ERYT, IAYT, Licensed GYROTONIC Trainer
What does Reiki do?
Reiki dissolves blockages, cleanses physically as well as psychologically. It supplies new energy bringing the body, mind and spirit into greater harmony. The Reiki goes to the areas most in need, in other words; it is the clients own energy system which decides what is to be healed and in which sequence. Reiki is a way of sending ultimate, unconditional love to ourselves and others, bringing strength and renewal to the individual healing process.
Benefits of Reiki
- Gives energy and supports the immune defense
- Creates a balance between body, mind and spirit
- Can ease pain e.g. whiplash, migraine and sport injuries
- Decrease stress symptoms
- Supports medical treatment and relieves side effects
- Alleviates depression, fear and phobias
- Cleanses toxins
- Gives consciousness of the body and inborn abilities
- Helpful for pregnancy and the unborn child
- Calming for those dying
- Easy to learn for children and grown ups alike
An important fact to remember is: the sooner the problem is exposed to Reiki healing, the faster the recovery – and a little Reiki is better than none at all.
Becoming a Reiki Practitioner
Everybody has the ability to heal.
Healing is a natural innate ability which many people do not consciously tap into today. With Reiki you will gain access to this unlimited life force energy for healing yourself and others. Many Reiki healers have achieved great personal benefits with regular self healing Reiki treatments. Should you decide to help others with their illnesses, dis-ease, distress and pain, you will see reiki creating space for their healing as well.
Reiki moves us to where we need to be and accelerates all the processes in our development and evolvement. Reiki helps us to evolve into our highest potential of humanity and lovingness. Reiki is a source to daily happiness and gratitude. We discover our true potential as human beings and gain a deeper relationship with ourselves and others. As the power of our thoughts and hands are increased, our words have greater weight and our love reaches to greater magnitudes.
If you feel drawn to become initiated into Reiki, call or email Erica for more information and pricing. Initiations and classes are done traditionally, in individual or small groups.
At the beginning of the session the client states the intention of the session. What they want to work on or what they want relief from. Then, the client lay down on a massage table (fully clothed) and may be covered with a blanket if desired. The hands of the practitioner are then placed in a series of positions over the head, the front of the body and the back of the body. This way all of the body systems get a healing dose of reiki energy, bringing the body, mind and spirit into a state of homeostasis (balance). A full treatment takes approx. one hour.
Reiki is also great for children, the elderly and animals. For children and the elderly we recommend 30 minute sessions. For animals, it is usually best to offer the reiki treatment in their own environment if possible. This ensures the animal is more comfortable and relaxed. Erica can also send Reiki from a distance if the person or animal is unable to physically be with her. Animals are extremely in tune to the reiki healing energy and will usually let the practitioner know when they are finished with their treatment. A reiki treatment for animals can last from 15 minutes to an hour.
Distant Reiki Healing
For some people distant healing is difficult to comprehend. Never the less, it is just as effective. For a treatment, we agree on a set time for the healing and the client simply relaxes during the 30 minutes the healing takes place. Distant healing is a great tool for children, animals that cannot make it to the office, elderly who are home bound or too weak to travel and it is a terrific substitute when a hands on healing is not possible. Where intention goes energy flows! Distant healing can also be used for situations such as: an operation, an exam.