The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words ~ Rei and Ki. They are shown above, Rei is the upper character and Ki is the lower character. It is the God-Consciousness called Rei that guides the life energy called Ki in the practice we call Reiki. Therefore, Reiki can be defined as spiritually guided life force energy. This is a meaningful interpretation of the word Reiki. It closely describes the experience most people have of it; Reiki guiding itself with it's own wisdom, rather than requiring the direction of the practitioner.
A Reiki session usually lasts 60 to 90 minutes. Throughout the session the client is fully clothed relaxing on a massage table or seated in a chair. The practitioner uses a series of Reiki hand positions along with intention to deliver the spiritually guided life energy through the meridians and chakras of the body resulting in easing tension and stress and can support the body to facilitate healing on all levels ~ physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
This link to the International Center for Reiki Training FAQ page should answer all of your questions directly from the Usui Reiki source at http://www.reiki.org/FAQ/FAQHomepage.html . The School of Usui Reiki values our documented lineage and professional guidelines and practice as an energetic medicine used by hospitals and doctors' offices throughout the world. Please research the power of change through intention through other energy modalities such as Matrix Energetics, quantum physics, and more.
Valerie was certified in I&II Degree Usui Reiki by her Master/Teacher Julie Russell on February 27, 2011. Valerie was certified as a Usui - Tibetan Reiki Master by Master/Teacher Dawn Rodriguez on September 11, 2011.
Valerie is available for distance Reiki, as well as, treatments offered in the client's home.