Reiki, which means `universal life force energy' in Japanese, is an ancient hands-on method of healing. Life-force energy is said to run through every living thing. When we are healthy, positive and well, this energy flows freely. However, during particularly stressful periods in our lives, the tension we experience slows down or restricts this energy flow in various parts of our body, adversely affecting our health.
With reiki, the practitioner acts as a conduit to direct the healing energy of the universe to the patient. The technique can be practised through clothes and may even be performed without any actual contact between healer and patient. Reiki is a gentle but effective form of treatment for numerous ailments, working on healing the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of our beings.
Reiki is not attached to any religion or cult, it is open to anybody.
It can do no harm and is non- intrusive. People who have Reiki through healing, usually say it is of great benefit, if only to give relief to they're stressful lives. As with the other therapies there is no guarantee of a cure.
Attunements are given in four stages.
Reiki 1 is to help the person with his or hers own self-healing.
Reiki 2 gives the person the opportunity to pass the energy on to others.
Reiki 3 and 4 is for teaching level and can be used to pass an attunement on to others.
It must be said that with each attunement there will be a certain amount of self -growth, as Reiki is a life long commitment.
Seichem, pronounced say keem, is reputedly one of the healing arts practised in ancient Egypt. In the Tera-Mai system, Reiki is an element of Seichem.