an ancient Japanese healing art that may have originated in Tibet and uses universal life force energy to heal. It is given through the hands of an individual who has been attuned to the energy.
Reiki was rediscovered by Mikao Usui about 100 years ago. The knowledge has been passed on through Chujiro Hayashi, one of Usui's students in Japan, and Hawayo Takata, who brought the practice to the western world after experiencing a healing in Hayashi's clinic. Today, Reiki is accepted throughout the world as an effective complementary approach to healing.
Reiki is an ancient laying on of hands healing technique that uses the life force energy to heal, balancing the subtle energies within our bodies. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. The practitioner serves as a vessel that supplies healing energies where they are most needed. Reiki's ki-energies flow out of the practitioner's body through the palms of the hands while they are touching the recipient's body.
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.
Benefit of Reiki Include:
- Stress reduction & stress-related ailments
- Reduced depression & anxiety
- Emotional balancing
- Stronger self-esteem & mental clarity
- Greater self-awareness
- Enhanced Well-being
- Improved sleep
- Improved Digestion
- Pain reduction or elimination, releasing tension in the body
- Making or handling changes in your life
Typically, a treatment will take about an hour. The client remains fully clothed and lying down on a therapeutic table. The practitioner will place his/her hands on specific spots on the head, torso and back; usually leaving the hands in each position for about five minutes. Normally there will be a deep sense of relaxation, and at times there may be a sensation of the energy working in the body.
All clients feel relaxed after a session; some clients feel a sense of warmth in specific areas, tingling, and sensations of releasing, see colours, or experience lightness. After your session, we recommend you drink plenty of water to wash away toxins released by the body.
Sessions are typically scheduled once a week or every 2 weeks. Each session is accumulative in maintaining the free flow of your energy centers and self-healing is in layers. No two sessions are alike.
A minimum of 4 sessions is recommended for new clients. Additional sessions or a maintenance wellness plan will be assessed with the client.
A treatment will not interfere with other types of treatment. In fact, people who are receiving treatments using other modalities find that healing occurs more rapidly.
Reiki treats your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body through your life force energy. It promotes self-healing and works from the inside out on root cause. It is also known for creating forward movement in your life, improves immunity, and is a holistic approach if you are under the care of a medical provider.
Dr. Elias Markou, ND practices Usui Reiki (Master).
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