Reiki - Spiritual Well Being in the Dordogne
The Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council describe Reiki as...
“Reiki” (ray-key) is Japanese for “Universal Life Energy”, a term used to describe a natural system to help bring about an improved sense of wellbeing and a positive feeling of spiritual renewal. This tradition was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system and benefits may include deep relaxation and the promotion of a calm peaceful sense of wellbeing.
The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is simple. The recipient remains clothed and comfortably lies on a couch. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively, on or near the body using their intuition and training as a guide. There is no massage or manipulation. Reiki can be used on the person as a whole, or on specific parts of the body. Clients often have a feeling of warmth or vibration from the therapists hands during the treatment. It is also possible to receive Reiki at a distance.
Reiki is taught by a Reiki Master/Teacher, who has trained in the tradition passed on, in person, from Master to student. Students go through a process of initiation and attunement to the Reiki energy. They are then able to treat themselves and others, not only from a personal and emotional perspective, but also as an aid to individual development and spiritual growth.
- Just for today, do not anger
- Just for today, do not worry
- Just for today, be grateful for everything that you have
- Just for today, work diligently
- Just for today, respect every living thing
There are several versions of this prayer and they all have a similar meaning. It is said by Reiki practitioners every day to improve their mind and body.
Reiki is not a substitute for conventional medicine and anyone with pre-existing medical conditions should always refer to their General Practitioner before undertaking any complementary therapies.