What is Reiki?

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Reiki is a form of energy healing that was founded by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan in the early part of the 20th Century.  “Rei” is the Japanese term for “universal” and “Ki” is life force energy and thus Reiki translates to Universal Life Force Energy.  This energy is transmitted from the sender to the recipient through the hands during a Reiki treatment.

The concept of energy healing used to belong exclusively to the “New Age” movement, but in recent years it has become an accepted practice in traditional medical settings such as doctors’ offices, hospitals and even the Veteran’s Administration.  Nurses can receive educational credits for learning it. Reiki has been found to be especially effective in helping to mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy and surgery.

Reiki is helpful for calming stress, pain management, and to facilitate quick healing.  A Reiki session is a calm hour of relaxing music along with the administration of Reiki via the hands (but no touching is necessary).  Reiki can be learned through a series of three classes or levels, Reiki 1, 2 and 3, which are taught by a Reiki Master Teacher who has learned the technique through a lineage going back to Dr. Usui.

Anyone can learn and benefit from Reiki.  No particular skills are necessary.  Reiki Circles or Shares and Reiki training are now available in Lake Elsinore through the DejaVu School of Reiki and the Healing Arts, located at 31900 Mission Trail, Ste. 259, Lake Elsinore, CA  92530.  They are offering all levels of Reiki training, along with classes in aromatherapy, herbalism, Chakra therapy, and crystal healing. Georgia also maintains an office in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

For more information, contact Georgia Vlahos at www.georgiavlahos.com.

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