Reiki approaches healing in a natural and gentle way focusing on the energetic systems of the body. It is sometimes used to address pain and suffering associated with unexpressed emotions, emotional suffering, and past traumas. Dr. Smith often incorporates Sound Healing into his energy work sessions.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is an energetic healing technique. People use similar methods across the world as their first step in addressing health concerns. Even though it has only recently become popular in the West it has been practiced in various forms for hundreds, probably thousands of years.
Energy work is simple to learn and can have profound effects on the body. It is thought to help supply the body with the energy needed to heal. Western medicine does not accept Reiki as a valid healing technique, but research is being conducted on an ongoing basis. The mechanisms of how it works are not yet understood, but they seem to be similar to those employed by Acupuncture and Chiropractic.
How Does it work?
A practitioner transfers energy through the laying on of hands. A standard treatment includes placing the hands in positions around the head, shoulders, stomach, and feet. In addition, the practitioner may use other positions for specific concerns the client may have. The practitioner holds each position for between five and ten minutes, and the entire treatment lasts right around an hour.
A treatment benefits both the client and practitioner and provides deep relaxation. Energy work does not focus on specific issues as is often the case with both Chiropractic and Sports Massage. Rather, it approaches the body as a whole helping to energize and balance the receiver. Other methods, such as sound healing, are often incorporated into a session.
Cho Ku Rei
Cho Ku Rei is a symbol that increases power in the body and decrease powers when used in reverse. The symbol is also used for manifestation. Since times unknown the farmers in the Indian agrarian society have used this symbol while planting their fields.
Sei Hei Ki
Sei Hei Ki helps in purification of the body and gaining emotional balance. The general meaning of sei he ki is “God and man become one,” and the drawing of the symbol for sei he ki resembles either a wave cresting and getting ready to crash over a beach or a bird’s wing. It can also aid in balancing the right and left sides of the brain and is often though of as a symbol of protection.
Raku, also known as the “fire serpent” helps to ground the practitioner and receiver after a Reiki session. Drawn from head to ground, the purpose of raku is to allow the body to receive the benefits of Reiki—much like how savasana is used at the end of yoga to help the body absorb all the benefits of the practice.