Maureen Oliver has been a Reiki Master for the past 14 years and gives thanks for all the folks who have allowed her to aid them in healing themselves!
I’ve been interested in alternative forms of healing such as, crystal healing,
Why should I have a Reiki treatment?
People receive Reiki treatments for many different reasons: for help in healing chronic health problems, to relax and de-stress, to reduce pain and swelling, to balance their energy centers, to promote circulation to areas of the body that need healing.
People also decide to receive Reiki treatments to help heal mental, emotional and spiritual issues. Some come just out of curiosity.
The person’s energy while receiving Reiki is increased, which accelerates their healing process. The Reiki practitioner is a channel for the universal life force energy (ki) which the recipient uses through their intention to heal.
How is it done?
You will lie down fully clothed and relax, so wear comfortable clothing. If lying down is not possible, sitting in a chair will do. The practitioner will hold their hands above you, or may lightly touch you in a series of hand positions. There is no pressure or massaging of the recipient’s body. The hand positions correspond to the energy centers and endocrine glands of the body. Usually the practitioner will start at the head and move towards the feet. The front and back of the recipient is usually done along with any other areas that the practitioner or the recipient feels needs energy for healing.
How long is a treatment?
A full treatment can take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes, as each hand position is held for approximately three minutes. Most people relax very quickly and may fall asleep during the treatment.
What does it feel like?
Some people feel tingling sensations, some feel heat, some report having intense visualizations almost like waking dreams, others release pent-up emotions and feel like a heavy weight has been lifted from them, others feel no sensations but come away feeling completely stress-free. The sensations and benefits people report are as diversified as the people themselves. Your experience with Reiki will be unique, just as you are unique!
These feelings can last for days after a treatment and most people report that their sleeping becomes deeper and more restful.
How many treatments will I need?
To allow a greater buildup of energy for existing chronic problems, it is recommended that the recipient receive a one hour Reiki treatment, three days in a row. S/he may experience a cleansing period after the three days of treatment. The Reiki practitioner may recommend a one hour Reiki treatment once a week until the initial problem has cleared up.
Many people choose to come once a week in order to maintain a healthy balance in their lives. When a person chooses to make Reiki a regular part of their lives, it is recommended that they become attuned to Reiki so that they may give treatments to themselves or others.