Shoptalk Salon 108 Mohawk Ave. Scotia NY 12302
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Reiki Energy Therapy

What is Reiki? Reiki is a name for the life force energy inherent in all beings, and the formal name for the energy therapy treatment through which we experience it. The Japanese word Reiki is comprised of two kanji (Japanese pictographs) - Rei and Ki. Rei means universal or spiritual. Ki means life force energy. Together they mean Spiritually Guided Universal Life Force Energy. Reiki therapy is simply described as a non-invasive relaxation or stress reduction technique that promotes self-healing.

How do You Experience Reiki?
 A Reiki practitioner will place their hands in a series of standard positions on a client who is relaxing on a massage table or chair. The Reiki energy will travel through the practitioner’s hands to the client. As the energy travels through the client’s body, the client may feel it in a variety of ways including warmth, energy waves and tingling or simple relaxation. Clothing need not be removed for this therapy. And no manipulation of muscle or movement of extremities is involved. Many clients describe a session as a floating nap - brain chatter stops as worries, pain and stress just melt away.

Where did Reiki Originate?
Dr. Mikao Usui developed Reiki energy therapy, in the early 1900’s in Japan. He received the ability to perform and teach Reiki during a three-week meditative period at Mt. Kurama, a Buddhist Temple. He formed a clinic/school, the Usui Reiki Gakkai Ryoho where he treated his clients with Reiki healing. He taught many students, including 16 Reiki Master/Teachers including Mr. Hayashi, a Japanese military leader who opened a clinic/school and continued the practice. A
Japanese/American woman living in Hawaii, Mrs. Hawayo Takata became a Master/Teacher under Mr. Hayashi after he healed her from a serious illness. In  Hawaii, she taught Reiki and performed therapy in her own clinic/school. She is credited in introducing Reiki to the Western World, traveling throughout
Europe and the US. She passed in the 1980’s.     

Who can learn Reiki?
Anyone can learn Reiki, from the young to the old. The ability to learn Reiki is not dependent on education, intellect or talent. It is passed from the teacher to the student during a simple Attunement Ceremony during a Reiki Training Class. There are several levels of Reiki Classes, each one more advanced than the one before. When a person completes the basic Level I Class, they have the ability to perform hands-on Reiki for the rest of their life. Reiki II, Master Practitioner and Master Teacher classes all use symbols to advance understanding and energy healing technique.
Certification is awarded with each level completed. 

What is an attunement?
An attunement ceremony is the process whereby a Reiki Teacher passes the ability to each student that they knowingly accept and become an active conduit for Reiki energy. The attunement process clears the student’s energy centers (Chakra’s) to enable the energy pathway. The ceremony itself is about 5 minutes in length, but is a powerful process as the higher vibration energy is gently introduced within the Students energy system. Many Teachers prepare their students with a guided meditation prior to the ceremony to initiate the process. The meditation is easy and relaxing assisting the student to quickly find inner balance. The student only needs to be present or just actively observe during an attunement. No prior knowledge is necessary. What happens during an attunement?During a Reiki attunement your body realigns itself to the new energy. The higher vibratory energy transmutes or releases any energy blocks, working through each of the seven chakras ( the body’s energy centers ). The initial attunement raises your energies, begins your balancing and cleansing process, and can assist you to develop intuitive awareness. Your energy field will strengthen, empowering you to heal yourself and assist others. You will notice a sense of well being and lack of stress.
How does Reiki Heal? 
Everything around us, including ourselves, is made of energy. We are alive because life force energy “Ki” is
flowing through us, always in motion. In our body, the energy flows through pathways called Chakra’s, meridians and auras in eastern terminology. When the energy flows freely and is balanced, the body is healthy. When the flow of energy is disrupted or blocked, it causes reduced functioning or illness in the body. As Reiki energy is introduced into the body, it identifies the disruption of the body’s energy flow. It then gently clears the blockages, facilitating the body‘s natural healing process. The Reiki healing energy is a highly vibrating energy that entrains any slower moving or blocked energy to speed up or return to the proper vibration it is meant for. This process is non invasive and gentle. 

Reiki Room Training and Therapy
Sue Vazal and Terry Cifone have for over 17 years had a Reiki Therapy Practice and Reiki Training School. Classes are offered on a regular basis upstairs at the Reki Room located upstairs in Shoptalk Full Service Salon in Scotia, NY. Therapy sessions are available by appointment – email
or call 518-867-7833. Reiki Therapy is effective in treating the side effects of cancer treatment, assists in general reduction of pain and reduces stress of all kinds.
                  Relax, Refresh, Renew!   


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