What does the word Reiki mean?
Reiki has two syllables: "Rei" meaning Universal and "Ki" meaning Life Force Energy
How does science meet this Spiritual technique of healing?
Psycho-therapeutic Reiki is a technique that blends Eastern energy concepts and Western psychological perspectives. It is used to treat psychological, emotional, physical and behavioral problems. This technique utilizes the Reiki energy which finds the root cause within the mind and body to releases their harmful effects.
Usui Reiki was re-awakened by Dr. Mikao Usui. He was the originator who lived between 1865-1926. He was born on August 15th, 1865 in the village of "Taniai-mura;" the Yamagata district of Gifu prefecture Kyoto.
In April 1922 he opened his first school/clinic in Harajuku, Tokyo. In 1925 Dr. Usui had become so busy that he had to open a new larger school outside Tokyo in Nakano.
The history is rich, informative and powerful once you understand and learn about how Usui Reiki came about and the people who came together and made the imprint of Reiki in our Western culture. There is so much more to learn about our Reiki lineage and you can as it is a very significant part of the Level One Reiki class teachings. It is an uplifting and a fabulous story with interesting people who lived interesting lives, just like you and I!
What would I get from having a Usui Reiki relaxation and healing session?
Reiki sessions may allow you to feel the bliss of deep relaxation which could release the pain of headaches, joint pain, lift everyday stresses and/or provide layered healing. Your relaxation and stress release largely depends on your willingness to accept the beautiful Spirit of Reiki, as Reiki works to heal within all your body systems.
How does the Reiki Practitioner do Usui Reiki on my body and systems?
The practitioner prepares a quiet room that is warm and comfortable for the client. Depending on the clients' wishes will offer to may play soft music (free from lyrics) and/or prepare an essential oil diffuser to create stimulation of the senses using one of many essential oils available to choose from.
The receiver rests on a Reiki table (massage table) while the practitioner works over their body. The body has seven spiritual centers which are called Chakras. The Chakras are the touchstone points the practitioner works over using Reiki hand positions. The energy of Reiki will connect to the Attuned Practitioner and client (receiver) then Sacred Universal Life Force Energy (Reiki), will locate the first place within the receivers body system, that most needs relaxation benefiting the receiver. The movement of Reiki is its own authentic ebb and flow and is continued to be shared over each Chakra.
How long are the Usui Reiki Healing Sessions and how much do they cost?
The session length is decided by the receiver. The practitioner offers the following options:
½ hour $35.00
45 min $50.00
1 hour $65.00
Usui Reiki Training Classes
There are four levels of Usui Reiki available for learning and here is a simplified summary:
1. Level One, in short teaches the history of Usui Reiki and prepares the student to facilitate and treat plants, animals and oneself with Usui Reiki. The certified class length is one full day of instruction. When the student completes their first level they may attend Reiki Shares.
2. Level Two, in short teaches the student how to apply Reiki on another person and ultimately become a Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner. The student learns Sacred symbols, receives attunements and practices Reiki on a classmate and receives business practice forms and training on how to use them. The length of time for the certification is two full days of training.
3. Level Three, in short is Certified Advanced Reiki Training (ART). ART is generally taught at the time the mature Usui Reiki Practitioner is ready and interested in completing their Level Four or Usui Reiki Master Level.
However, not all students wish to be Reiki Masters/Instructors. They still may take the Advanced Level Three Training as a next Level and receive Certified Level Three Status on its own merits. This training takes two days to complete.
4. Level Four, in short includes a three day training to become a Certified Usui Reiki Master/Teacher. The Master Level includes attunements and learning the Master Sacred symbols and attunements. Also how to train other students to successfully complete each Level of Usui Reiki Certifications. There is a Practitioners' Level and then Master Trainer Level.
Pre-requisites: each level of Reiki requires the completion of the Level before it and proof of certification of Usui Reiki Levels. Level One may begin at an agreed date during the consultation with Reiki Master Deborah Chester.
A little more Information:
Usui Reiki Levels Three and Four have an extended criteria and their completion time depends on the individual Practitioners Holistic growth and maturity, comprehension, commitment, focus and ability to complete their studies and practice hours. Some students are ready for certification in six months, yet others may be ready in two years from their Practitioner Level Two status. Successful completion status very much depends on the Practitioners commitment to study and complete work assignments. Reiki will bring the student to understanding and appreciation of this Sacred Lineage, is Reiki is its own teacher.
Reiki is Love and a Sacred practice. Deborah Chester, Master Usui Reiki Teacher honors the lineage as given to Dr. Usui and each certificate reflects that.
Students attend monthly Usui Reiki Shares and/or Circles and other forms of practice sessions to create like minded associations with other Usui Reiki Practitioners. Reiki becomes a lifestyle as "no man is an island unto himself."
Deborah Chester, Master Usui Reiki Teacher, since 2007, provides clients with individual sessions/treatments and teaches and attunes students to all Levels of Usui Reiki.
Contact Deborah to register for classes and/or contact me to arrange to come in for a free consultation:
Call: (204) 891 - 7839 or Email: [email protected]
Other info sites are available in numerous websites to research Usui Reiki (just Google) or Your local Library has resources as does your local book stores.
The International Center of Reiki: www.reiki.org
International Association of Reiki Professionals: www.IARP.org