Susan deCaussin, Reiki & Readings, Certified Reiki Practitioner, Psychic, Medium, Writer, Inspired Speaker
Frequently Asked Questions?
What is it? Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that is used to promote balance throughout the human system. The word Reiki is actually composed of two Japanese words - Rei which means "Universal Power" or "God" and Ki which is "life energy". So Reiki is actually defined as "universal life energy."
Where did it come from? Although the practice of laying on hands and healing touch have been practiced in a variety of countries and cultures for hundreds of years, Reiki was founded by Dr Mikao Usui, who was born in Japan in 1865. It is reported that, over his lifespan, he taught his system to over 2000 persons. It is now being recognized by many health care systems and hospitals for it's health benefits.
How does it work? It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us, and is what animates our physical body, giving us life. This Universal Life Energy is channelled through the practitioner to the recipient to help harmonize body, mind and spirit. Our bodies are a system of systems that are powered by energy. When our energy centers, or chakras, are out of balance, it's believed that the ability of our body to naturally heal itself is diminished. Whereas, when our life force is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
How is a treatment administered? The client is fully clothed, and relaxes on a massage table or chair while the practitioner places their hands on or above them. Soft music, candles and soft lighting are often used to facilitate a relaxing environment. Treatments normally take around 45 minutes to an hour. Since there is no pressure on the body, it's ideal for treating all ages and conditions. In many instances the hands are held away from the body during the session. The energy flows, and is spiritually guided, to wherever it is required. Although each experience is unique, many report a sensation of warmth, coolness or tingling in the body. A Reiki session is very relaxing, soothing and enjoyable!
Is one session sufficient? Although our bodies were created with the capacity to heal themselves, emotional and physical stresses are constantly affecting our ability to maintain balanced energy. Just like a tune-up for your car, everyone can benefit from regular energy balancing for optimal well-being - of the mind and body alike. Additionally, many clients experience a cumulative affect from regular Reiki sessions, as they begin to experience a calmer state of mind and renewed stamina throughout their day. Whether you choose to have one treatment or many, is a personal decision as there are no known negative side-affects to energy balancing and many pleasant attributes.
Please Note: Energy therapy is a natural method of energy balancing, but is not meant as a substitute for medical or psychological, diagnosis and treatment. Energy practitioners do not diagnose conditions, nor do they perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, or interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. Energy therapy or any other natural healing therapy should not compete with medical doctors and their treatments. All therapies are meant to complement medical treatments.