Reiki, also known as Universal Life Force, was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th Century and is a non-invasive holistic treatment that helps to move and balance energy. In this complementary health approach the practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above a person, with the goal of facilitating the person’s own healing response. Reiki is a safe and gentle form of hands-on healing. Recipients report their experience of Reiki includes increased energy, reduction of pain, deep relaxation and a general feeling of well being.
The Reiki practice and developing an intuitive relationship with this subtle energy work in order to help others is very special to April. She patiently and kindly explains the beliefs and practices associated with the practice prior to any session. In a calm, gentle environment, you are invited to relax and receive, as April places her hands above the body to help balance the energy of your physical system.
Reiki treatments are conducted with clothes on, unlike most massage therapies. Patients may lay in a range of positions depending on comfort and health status, whether its on the back, side, or abdomen. Treatment can be administered in short time periods or longer sessions.
A century-old Japanese practice, Reiki is a complementary health approach that activates the body's natural healing responses. Originally founded as a way to reach enlightenment, it was soon found that the practice was also very physically healing and brought deep relaxation to people. Reiki attempts to aid energy in flowing through the body. This non-invasive form of hands-on healing is reported to increase energy levels, reduce pain, and elicit deep relaxation. Learned experientially, Reiki is first studied via self-exploration, as students become more familiar with subtle energy. In consideration that Reiki is part of an emerging field of energy medicine, these trainings are intended to make the mysterious concept of universal healing forces accessible and something we can literally feel with our hands.
Reiki I Training outlines the history and precepts of the practice. Students receive a Reiki I attunement, learn hand positions, and practice self-treatment. This training also explores visualization and meditation techniques to prepare the body for therapy. Through practicing during and after the training, students develop the sensitivity to their intuition and the energy.
This training develops healing work on others, and expands on self-treatment through the use of symbols and mantras. Students receive a level 2 attunement and are guided through deeper meditations and relaxation techniques. Guidelines are reviewed on how to begin a professional practice. We will review and build on traditional therapy as well as contemporary practices such as long distance healing, chakra balancing, use of pendulums, and smudging. This two day training ends with Reiju, a special blessing from the tradition.
In the sacred tradition of Reiki training, a Reiki Master is empowered with the energetic ability to initiate others into the Reiki system of natural healing. Students receive a master level attunement and learn advanced symbols and mantras. The training offers comprehensive application time to practice attunements on others and the self, in order to resonate at a higher level of energy and recognize subtle imbalances. Students learn content and delivery of teaching Reiki I, Reiki II, and Reiki Master trainings and attunements, and how to conduct a Reiju blessing.