Energy healing is a crucial component in the Intuitive Beauty system as it's a holistic healing modality that works on all four bodies (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual). As a Reiki practitioner, I use Reiki on clients in private sessions, through distance healing and within the Rediscovery sessions. I've had some truly amazing experiences with Reiki and it's always such a joy to witness its benefits on clients.
Reiki was developed in Japan in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui. In 1922 he spent three weeks in meditation in the mountains after facing several difficulties in his life. He saw a great light at the end of his 21 day retreat and felt a deep sense of spiritual enlightenment. As he rushed down the mountain to share his news he injured himself and decided to place his hands there. The pain went away and he was healed, he then tried this on many other people in Kyoto and they also felt the same results. He opened a small clinic to treat people and to teach students to share the practice.
It was brought to the West by Hawayo Takata who visited Japan in 1935 and was treated by Usui. After being healed she asked to learn about Reiki and became a Reiki master (teacher). There were 22 masters by this time who then spread Reiki through the West. All Reiki practitioners should be able to trace their lineage back to Mikao Usui and you can see mine here.
How does Reiki work?
It's all energy and everything is connected. You only have to look at quantum physics for the full lowdown on that. Reiki can be translated to spiritual energy or universal life force energy. This energy that connects us all and moves through everything, has been known about for thousands of years. It's also known as Prana, Chi/Qi, Spirit and Ki depending on the culture or belief system. When we experience blockages in the flow of this energy this can manifest in our bodies and have an impact on our overall health and wellbeing. Reiki helps to balance this and raise these vibrations, giving the body a kickstart to heal itself. It allows the energy to flow easier through our chakras (energy centres) for optimal health. Reiki masters pass on the healing energy of Reiki to their students during attunements. Once I connect to Reiki, this energy is then channelled through me and then out through my hands onto the client.
What happens during the session?
In private sessions, I connect to Reiki and place my hands either on or slightly off various parts of your head and body (while you are fully-clothed on the treatment bed). These positions are located around one of the chakras and I leave my hands there for a few minutes while the energy flows through from my hands to you. Reiki always goes where its needed on all four level of our bodies and doesn't have any contraindications. The effects of Reiki are deeply individual and everyone will have a different experience. I've had clients who have noticed that their physical pain has been reduced, some have felt a deep sense of calm and relaxation, felt an emotional release and received mental clarity or guidance. It's best to not have any expectations or hope to feel something in particular. Just trust in the process and that Reiki will help you as and where its needed.
Reiki can reduce symptoms and relieve pain by promoting the body's healing ability. It can also help to gain a sense of peace and calm, as well as relieving stress. You might feel a deepening of your intuition and gain some insight on areas in your life where you're facing blocks in. I've had clients who felt some of these benefits after one session, but it usually takes a few sessions to get things moving if you've not had any energy healing before.
Energy Healing and Intuitive Beauty
I believe that the only way to truly rediscover the relationship with your skin and body is by going for a holistic approach. That approach needs to promote healing on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. We're complex beings and our relationships with ourselves are highly
complex. Reiki does this alone, so when combined with the other parts of the Intuitive Beauty process (rituals and meditation) it can be transformative. It also allows you to take that time to dedicate to your healing.
During Rediscovery: Skin, I'll focus mainly on the areas around your head and upper body and any areas that came up in our discussions and intention setting. I work intuitively so each treatment will look quite different. The same can be done if our session is not in person as distance healing works just as well. We will find a time to connect, wherever you are and I will follow up with you to check in afterwards.
I do daily self-treatments and in addition to meditation, they have had such an incredible impact on my life and I look forward to sharing it with you.