Energy is based on unconditional love to bring healing and balance to the body, mind, and spirit. Reiki is a method of stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The technique was developed in Japan and is administered by the laying on of hands.
It is based on the idea that all living things have a special energy flowing through them called life energy. When your life energy is high, you will feel strong and confident, be more relaxed and centered and less likely to get sick. When it is low, you will often feel tired, be more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness. Reiki is a Japanese word that comes from two words – Rei and ki. In the Japanese language, these words can mean different things depending on how they are used and how they are combined with other words. When they are used together for the practice of healing, the word Rei means universal spirit, Higher Power or God. The word Ki refers to the life energy that flows through all living things. Therefore, Reiki means life energy that is guided by God.
Some also feel this is just another way of saying Holy Spirit. A Reiki treatment is a way of increasing your life energy. Karolyn will transmit Reiki to the client through her hands. The hands are lightly placed on or near the body in various positions around the head, shoulders, stomach and feet.
Sometimes a practitioner will also treat above the body. A treatment can feel like a warm glowing radiance that flows through the body. It is a very relaxing experience and some clients report the body feeling heavy as it relaxes and yet the spirit or emotions feeling light at the same time. A treatment will usually release negative feelings or thoughts leaving the client feeling more positive, light hearted and with feelings of well-being.
Healing often takes place and people have reported recovery from minor things like headache, stomachache, bee stings etc., but also major illness have been affected with some people recovering from heart disease, cancer, leukemia etc. While almost everyone experiences relaxation and improvements of various kinds, healing results cannot be guaranteed. It is recommended that if one has an illness (or other medical or psychological condition) that in addition to getting Reiki treatments, clients also consult a licensed physician or other licensed health care professional as Reiki works well in conjunction with all medical or psychological care. The ability to do Reiki is innate within everyone. By taking a Reiki class, an attunement is given to the student which is like turning on a switch that in affect turns on ones Reiki energy. After that, all that is necessary is to place ones hands on oneself or another person and Reiki healing energy automatically begins flowing. Because of this, Reiki is very simple to learn.
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“I was thinking about all the years Karolyn and I have been working together, and the serious growth I have experienced through Karolyn’s Integrated Healing Hands. In today’s crazy-busy world we are all frequently reminded that, as we care for others, we need to take care of ourselves. I realized that everything I have learned about self-care I learned from Karolyn, from giving myself permission, to releasing guilt and shame. I’ve come to understand that healing must be provided for the entire self for it to be complete and lasting, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And I cannot thank Karolyn enough for the blessing she is in my life and in the lives of my family members.”
– Gini K