Pamela Miles talks about the benfits of Reiki.

The history of Reiki seems somewhat vague with varying accounts. Reiki is a spiritual practice developed or possibly rediscovered in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist named Mikao Usui.

Reiki means universal life and is a system of natural healing through channelling energy or ‘ki’ through the palms of the hands; it is classed as a holistic therapy and can promote healing on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Practitioners claim to transfer healing energy in the form of ki through the palms of their hands, a technique called ‘palm healing’ strategically placed on the recipient.

It must be understood that Reiki doesn’t address issues directly but rather deals with the balancing of one’s energy system. If our ‘life force energy’ is low and unbalanced we tend feel poorly in some way, shape or form, after we are rebalanced then we feel more energised and more positive.

Recent studies have shown a general improvement in a recipient’s heart rate and blood pressure and also used to promote relaxation and a feeling of well being and reduce stress. The practice of Reiki healing is however unregulated with different Reiki practitioners offering differing services and methods. It is wise, to try several different Reiki practitioners and find one that you can work, that you feel comfortable with and that offers a quality service.

Reiki is a simple and safe practice that can be performed by anyone that has undergone an attunement by a Reiki Master and can be performed on anyone.

There are two forms of Reiki, Traditional Reiki and Western Reiki. Each form has three levels:-

First Degree Reiki

First Degree Reiki is also known as Shoden, Japanese for ‘Elementary’. This is the most basic of the three levels. A Reiki Master will teach the fundamental procedures and practices such hand placement. Below is a general very outline of the course content.
a. Approx16 hours of study
b. Understanding the practice and principle of Reiki
c. Up to 4 attunements to increase energy flow
d. Enable to use Reiki on yourself, family and friends
e. Reiki techniques

Second Degree Reiki

Second Degree Reiki is also known as Okuden, Japanese for ‘Inner Teaching’. The use of symbols is introduced into this intermediate level; the symbols are used to greater the effect of the use of Reiki in terms of distance healing and energy transferred. To achieve this, students are given more attunements. Below is a general outline of course content.

a. Approx 13 hours of study
b. Meditation
c. Up to 2 attunements to further increase energy flow
d. Distance healing process
e. Symbol meanings and their functions

Master Degree

Master Degree Reiki is also known as ‘Shinpiden’, Japanese for ‘Mystery Teachings’. After gaining Master Degree, the student now Master can perform attunements and also teach others the three levels of Reiki.

a. Taught 1 to 1 basis
b. Organisation of courses and learning to teach Reiki
c. Workshops across the different Reiki levels

Please visit www.aboutreikihealing.com for more information.