Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho

for mind, body and spirit


When applied as a treatment, this natural and safe system of hands-on energy healing
can help improve a sense of well-being and promote positive feelings at a spiritual level. In this context, 'healing' means restoring balance with a holistic approach which addresses the physical as well as the emotional body.

Reiki - Japanese script

How can Reiki help and what does it feel like?

Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho is taught through oral tradition, and the teachings are passed from Reiki Masters to students by storytelling and initiation to the Reiki energy.  Neither client nor recipient has to use any effort of will or concentration during the process and, whether in self-treatment or in treating another person, Reiki flows to the areas of need, supporting the body’s natural ability to balance itself.  Many people have reported a feeling of well-being after Reiki treatments, or that they have experienced pain reduction, while other choose to have Reiki treatments in order to relax when feeling anxious.  

By restoring a greater sense of balance in one's life, Reiki can be combined with any approaches to healthcare, whether conventional, traditional or complementary.  Each person will experience Reiki in a unique way, frequently feeling a general sense of deep relaxation and contemplation, sometimes a sensation of heat or tingling - they often fall asleep during treatments. Months or even years later, having originally experienced and benefitted from a Reiki treatment as a client, people may feel drawn to learn Reiki for themselves.

 

What happens during a Reiki treatment?

Receiving Reiki is a very simple process.  The client lies on a couch and relaxes. If you find lying down difficult, it can be given in a sitting position - most importantly, the recipient should be as comfortable as possible. You won't need to remove any clothing, as Reiki's effectiveness is not reduced by passing through fabric.  

A Reiki practitioner's hands are placed gently and non-intrusively in a sequence of positions in order to cover the body so the whole person's needs are approached holistically, rather than by addressing specific symptoms.  Each hand position is held for several minutes, so a full treatment takes about an hour, depending on the recipient’s needs.  

A treatment is normally received lying down, but can be given in a sitting position if that's more comfortable. There are no known contra-indications for receiving a Reiki treatment and you can enjoy the benefits whether young or old.

During a Reiki treatment, a client simply lies on a coach and relaxes.  

Reiki Lineage    

The founder of Reiki as an approach to natural healing is Dr Mikao Usui and his teachings have been passed down as an oral history through Reiki Masters since the late 1800s.  

Melanie's Reiki lineage is as follows: Dr Mikao Usui, Dr Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata (pictured right, with Mrs Takata's grand-daughter Phyllis Furumoto, bearer of the spiritual lineage), Wanja Twan, Kajsa Krishni Boräng and Tripuri Dunne. Melanie self-treats with Reiki each day and follows the Reiki precepts, which are key elements in the practice of Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho. 

Melanie spent her Master training journey as a student of Tripuri Dunne and became a Reiki Master in 2014.