Reiki is an energy healing therapy that activates the natural healing ability of the body to restore health and general well-being. During a Reiki session, I channel high-frequency energy and administer it to you through different hand positions. Reiki doesn’t need faith to work. All you need is to be open to receive it.
The word Reiki is composed of two Japanese words: Rei, which means Universal Life Energy or Spiritual Consciousness, and Ki (or Chi/Qi in China), which means Life Force. So Reiki is healing energy that is made up of life force energy. Reiki’s principle is based on the body’s ability to heal itself once energy blocks are removed.
There are several forms of Reiki available; the most common one is the original Usui Reiki Ryoho method, developed by Dr. Mikao Usui (1865-1926) in Japan. He studied in a Tendai Buddhist monastery since an early age and was also a student of different martial arts. He found that this healing technique was very successful and opened his first clinic in Japan in 1922. Usui passed away a few years later, but his healing method spread quickly to the rest of the world.
Reiki increases your vital energy and removes energetic knots. This translates into a relaxed state of well-being. With Reiki I can help you treat any physical, mental, emotional or spiritual condition. Reiki is so safe that anybody can receive a treatment, including babies, animals and plants. Many of my clients fall asleep during the sessions. The following is a small list of some of the benefits of Reiki:
Allows rapid relaxation and stress reduction
Reduces pain, both physical and emotional
Better metabolism and digestion
Releases repressed emotions
Helps to alleviate the side effects of cancer treatment
Strengthens the immune system
Brings harmony to the body and mind
Clears aura and balances chakras
Helps with expansion of consciousness and spiritual growth
Reiki is not a philosophy or a religion; therefore, it is adequate for everyone. Furthermore, during a Reiki treatment, only positive high vibrational energy flows through me. I combine Reiki with other alternative healing techniques, including Qi Gong, aromatherapy, and crystal therapy for even better results.
The aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds our physical body and includes multiple layers that are interconnected. Some of the layers include the ethereal body, the emotional body and the mental body. The ethereal body, the closest to the physical body, usually is a reflection of our health status. The emotional body reflects the mood of the individual, as well as the emotional response towards other people and situations. The mental body reflects our thoughts. This is how all our thoughts, emotions and experiences are reflected in the aura.
The aura, as an energy field, is constantly changing according to our physical condition (illness), our thoughts and fears. Most illnesses start first with a weakness in our auric field, in particular, in the emotional body. People with a physical or mental illness or those who are emotionally upset have weak auras, while happy healthy people have strong bright auras. The aura also works as a magnet, attracting certain energies towards itself, and repels others equally. So if we take into account the universal Law of Attraction, when we have a strong and healthy aura, we will attract more of that while at the same time repelling dense low-vibrational energies, and vice versa.
Some people are very sensitive to subtle energies from others, and can feel their pain, fear and negativity. These energies can be absorbed by our energetic field and create emotional, mental and physical illnesses. Treating the disease or the symptom will only alleviate the condition temporarily as we are not addressing the root of the cause.
There are several ways to keep your aura strong and healthy. A Reiki treatment can help tremendously clearing your aura. Other alternatives include salt baths, sage smudge, sunshine and some crystals. Also, if you live a healthy style that includes outdoor exercise, a balanced diet, breathing exercises and a few minutes of daily meditation, it will do wonders to your auric field. Finally, be vigilant as to how you react to people and situations. Keep in mind that: “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude towards the problem”.
The word Chakra derives from the Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “disk”. They are spinning wheels of light that absorb and transform the Universal Energy. They are located in different parts of our body, and each has a physical and a psychological function. It is very important that our chakras are balanced, as they provide the energy required for each body part they control. The chakra system is directly connected to the auric field. There are seven major chakras within the human body:
|First Chakra or Root Chakra (Muladhara): This chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with the testes, rectum, lower back, legs, and feet. When you have a balanced root chakra you feel healthy, grounded, safe and secure. You are able to relax and be still, and you feel comfortable in your own body. An imbalanced chakra makes you feel fearful, anxious or with a lack of ability to meet your basic needs. Physically, an imbalance may manifest as a problem with arthritis, eating disorders, constipation, and lower back or feet issues.|
|Second Chakra or Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana): This chakra is located just below the navel and is associated with the bladder, ovaries, prostate, kidneys, gall bladder, and the bowel. A balanced sacral chakra gives you emotional stability and allows you to set healthy boundaries. Also, it is easier for you to nurture yourself and others, adapt to change and experience a healthy sexuality. An imbalanced chakra makes you feel emotionally unstable, depressed or rigid. It is also associated with sexual dysfunction and addictions.|
|Third Chakra or Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): This chakra is located in the centre of the diaphragm, where the ribs come together, and is associated with the pancreas, liver, stomach, adrenal glands, and spleen. When your solar plexus chakra is balanced you are self-confident, responsible, and playful. Your ego is balanced, and you have a sense of personal power. You feel in control. An imbalanced chakra will manifest as low self-esteem, indecisiveness, and lack of discipline. You can also be controlling, arrogant, and self-absorbed. Physical issues derived from an imbalanced chakra can be diabetes, heartburn, ulcers, and chronic fatigue.|
|Fourth Chakra or Heart Chakra (Anahata): This chakra is located at the centre of the chest and is associated with the thymus, heart and lungs. With a balanced state you are a compassionate, loving and grateful person. If you have an imbalanced chakra, you can be co-dependent, jealous, judgmental, intolerant to self and others, and unforgiving. Physically, an imbalance may manifest as a heart problem or asthma.|
|Fifth Chakra or Throat Chakra (Vishuddha): This chakra is located in the area of the throat and is associated with the thyroid and parathyroid glands, the neck and all areas around the mouth and ears. It is the source of verbal expression, so a balanced state means you are a good listener and a clear communicator with the ability to speak your higher truth. An imbalanced chakra can manifest as fear of speaking, shyness, and toxic words. Physically, an imbalance can manifest as throat problems, thyroid imbalances, tightness of the jaw and neck, and ear infections.|
|Sixth Chakra or Third Eye Chakra (Anja): This chakra is located between the eyebrows and is associated with the pituitary gland, the eyes, the brain, and the nervous system. When your sixth chakra is balanced, you are intuitive, insightful, and perceptive. If you have an imbalanced chakra, you may lack imagination, have hallucinations, have difficulty concentrating and get confused easily. Physically, you may present with sinus issues, blurred vision, and headaches.|
|Seventh Chakra or Crown Chakra (Sahasrara): This chakra is located at the crown of the head and is associated with the pineal gland and the brain cortex. This is the chakra of the spiritual connection with our Higher Selves. With a balanced state comes awareness, intelligence, an open mind, thoughtfulness, and a sense of spiritual connection. An imbalanced chakra can manifest as learning difficulties, rigid belief systems, and lack of spiritual awareness. Physically, an imbalance can manifest as migraines, headaches, brain tumors, and amnesia.|
When there is an imbalance of one or more chakras, the energy can’t flow through your body. This will have an effect that is going to manifest according to the chakra involved. For instance, if you have issues with your body weight, you may have an imbalanced root chakra, whereas if you have trouble expressing yourself, you may have an imbalanced throat chakra.
Physical illnesses can also be the result of imbalanced chakras. Initially many illnesses begin with continuous negative thoughts that become dense energy within the auric field. With time, these thought forms can become first an emotional or mental disorder, and then they will eventually manifest physically. This is the reason why it is so important for you to maintain a healthy auric field and a balanced chakra system.
Other than getting your chakras balanced by an energy healer, some of the best and more efficient ways to keep your chakras in harmony include:
Feeling grateful for everything that happens in your life even for the things that may not seem fair to you
Being true to yourself
Focusing on the positive and less on the negative
The practice of meditation
Also known as Chi Gong, it has been practiced for over 4,000 years and has influenced other therapeutic modalities including Reiki, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Yoga and Tai Chi. As a Medical Qi Gong practitioner I channel Qi (or Ki in Japanese), in a similar way as in Reiki. I particularly like to combine Qi Gong with other alternative healing techniques, such as Reiki and crystal therapy, so the benefits increase substantially.
Qi Gong means Life Force Cultivation and is traditionally used in China to cultivate and balance Qi. Before our time, Qi Gong training was only passed from adept Master to student in lineages, and several forms were developed for preventive/curative reasons, spiritual, and for martial arts training. Today, the use of Qi Gong has spread worldwide and millions of people practice it as a way of living. In China, Qi Gong is considered a standard medical technique and is included as part of the medical curriculum in some of the major universities of the country.
Qi Gong stimulates your body’s healing energy through balancing the flow of Qi. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) identifies twelve major body meridians that are considered as the energy distribution network. Qi flows through these meridians which are linked to the organs in the body. Any decrease or imbalance in your Qi can create illness, and health can be restored by removing any blockages and correcting the natural flow of Qi.
The benefits are very similar to those of Reiki, and some of the applications include insomnia, chronic pain, mood imbalances, hypertension, diabetes, and stress. Therapy can be tailored to individual needs during recovery from an illness or injury. Qi Gong is safe and everybody can benefit from it.
“If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration”. Nikola Tesla