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Usui Reiki

Usui Reiki

"When your life energy is low, it is more difficult to deal with stress; you may not sleep well, and you’re more susceptible to illness. When your life energy is strong, you feel strong, can more easily deal with stress, and are less likely to get sick." - Anonymous

REI (Universal) KI (Energy)

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that was discovered by a Tibetan monk Dr Mikao Usui. The term Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words which translates to universal (Rei) life-force (Ki). It is solely based on Dr Usui’s five principles of life without any religious and cultural associations. Hence the spiritual nature of Reiki makes it suitable for a multi-cultural and religious setting. Reiki is classified as a form of biofield energy and has been widely accepted as a complementary and alternative medicine by certain medical associations and has international recognition as a simple, non-invasive yet powerful healing modality commonly applied to reduce stress and pain.


Reiki is a balancing technique, hence the purpose of Reiki is to heal the mind, body, and soul by targeting the potential ‘root cause’ or ‘blockages’ on the subconscious level regardless of the individual’s current physical, psychological and emotional state of wellbeing, as it is based on the eastern philosophy that we are energy beings, and having balanced energy results to a healthy wellbeing, and healthy well-being will go on to promote and maintain a healthy environment.


The strengths of Reiki are that it eases the healing process while creating a rich mindfulness experience. Moreover, it is suitable for all ages, and it does not require for the person to be healthy to channel reiki since it does not involve channelling the practitioner’s energy, thus limits the level of transference.


Benefits of Reiki


  • Eases aches and pains of all types

  • Relaxes muscles and tensions

  • Increases energy

  • Relieves fatigue

  • Strengthens natural self-healing processes

  • Promotes sleep

  • Clears toxins

  • Balances energies

Emotional & Mental

  • Relaxes the body and mind

  • Promotes feelings of calmness and well-being

  • Relieves stress

  • Reduce anxiety

  • Encourages emotional release

  • Helps unlock suppressed feelings

  • Soothes emotional distress

  • Promotes a peaceful and positive outlook


  1.  Reiki energy is osmotic: Reiki energy flows as if by osmosis. Once it enters the body, it will be used where it is most needed by the body subconsciously. There is no need to direct the energy and require extensive training to achieve excellent results.

  2. Reiki energy is all-encompassing: Reiki works on all levels: physical, mental, and emotional. 'One size fits all due to the neutral or inert state of energy as it enters the body. Reiki energy is being used by the body and does not at on the body.

  3. Reiki energy flows automatically: Using our hands as energy funnels, Reiki will 'switch' itself on or off with no personal effort, skill, or special gifts required by us. Anyone can be attuned to reiki.

  4. Reiki energy is complementary: Due to the inert quality of the energy, reiki complements other forms of healing or medication. There are no known contra-indications.

  5. Reiki energy is universal and limitless: Reiki does not use up personal energy or drain you in any way. Neither does it rely on your state of health and wellbeing (physical & mental). It has international recognition as a simple yet non-invasive tool to aid patients in hospitals and hospice settings to manage stress and pain (based on cancer and drug rehabilitation case studies).  Hence, people who are already very sick can use reiki to heal (not necessarily cure) themselves or others.



Detoxification/ Spiritual Cleansing Process


For most people, a Reiki healing session results in feelings of calmness and peace and a general improvement in their symptoms.  However, it must be cautioned that in a minority of cases the body needs to detox in order for proper healing to take place.  This is especially true if the body has been neglected, or the issues have been ignored or suppressed for a long time.  This is an important point to note as detox can sometimes produce uncomfortable symptoms such as headaches, stomach upsets, aches and pains, tingling in limbs, stiffness, rash or skin inflammation, heightened emotions or emotional releases.  Detox symptoms, of course, are a natural process of body healing.  These symptoms are a great sign (better out than in!) that the body is releasing toxins that could otherwise cause disease later on.


The process of 3 to 4 one-hour successive treatments is specifically designed to ensure any detox is supported through the Reiki treatments and that the shift happens as smoothly and quickly as possible. It is advised to consume lots of plain water to help the body to flush out any toxins after a Reiki session and also on a daily basis.


There is usually a 21-day cleansing period after the permanent reiki attunement process, which will be taken into consideration by those with temporary attunement. Therefore, for those who had their temporary heart attunement, I suggest that you keep me posted especially for the first two weeks if you find yourself experiencing any symptoms.


Following your Reiki attunement/treatment, you may experience short-term effects such as:

  • Flu-like symptoms, including headaches, a runny or blocked nose, and mild aches and pains.

  • Insomnia and restlessness

  • Hot or cold flushes

  • Increased frequency of dreams

  • Feelings of anger or any other negative emotions such as sadness.

  • Mild abdominal pains

  • Feelings of peace and love

  • Increased tiredness

  • Diarrhea or frequent trips to the bathroom

  • Resurfacing of negative emotions attached to past events

  • Feelings of abandonment, being unsupported or lonely.

  • Feelings of being unloved or not being good enough

  • Or feelings of frustration or resentment


While you could potentially experience any of these symptoms they will be mild and only temporary and as I mentioned before, this is all part of the natural healing process. Of course, it’s always best to err on the side of caution should you feel that your symptoms may be connected to a condition you have, or to otherwise seek medical advice should you feel it necessary.


I would recommend few of these websites for you to take a look if in need of more information regarding the cleansing process. Newbies who only attends the reiki shares, do note that you are not a permanent reiki practitioner unless you have been through a Reiki level one class with a Reiki master. Hence, don’t worry too much and just enjoy the cleansing process.

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