Reiki / Pranic Healing
Vernette @ Vernyoga is only available for Reiki appointments on Friday daytime.
Reiki (Usui Reiki Ryoho and Usui Shiki Ryoho)
I've learnt with Sue Norman of Reiki Evolution and therefore learnt the techniques of two branches of Usui Reiki - Usui Reiki Ryoho (the Original Japanese branch which teaches a more spiritual, intuitive and yet simpler practice of Reiki) and Usui Shiki Ryoho (the Traditional Western branch which teaches a more rigid set of Reiki techniques).
Reiki was brought up in a conversation some years back with a gentlemen who was into martial arts and he raved about Reiki, but still at this point, I didn't know what it was, but I kept finding that it was being mentioned more and more with people I came into contact with and my interest was sparked.
My first experience of Reiki was through a therapy exchange, still not knowing what it was or what to expect.
I was amazed at how I felt and what I was feeling even when the practitioners hands weren't directly on me at one point in the session. I was hooked and had to find out more, and this started my continuing journey through Reiki and I thank Sue Walsh for opening my eyes to Reiki and also to Linda Page, June Lawrance and also to the people I've treated, who continue to inspire me. Links to these therapists can be found on my links page.
Reiki along with Yoga are passions for me and I love the opportunity to give or teach!
I'm currently a Reiki 2nd degree practitioner.
What is Reiki?
Did Hippocrates know about Reiki?
In the fifth century BC, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, stated;
"It is believed by experienced doctors that the heat which oozes out of the hand, on being applied to the sick, is highly salutary. It has often appeared, while I have been soothing my patients, as if there was a singular property in my hands to pull and draw away from the affected parts, aches and diverse impurities, by laying my hand upon the place, and extending my fingers toward it. Thus it is known to some of the learned that health may be implanted in the sick by certain gestures, and by contact, as some diseases may be communicated from one to another."
Reiki is a Japanese hands on / off relaxation technique that aids the body in self healing. Reiki treatments are for everyone and only work for the persons greatest good so no harm can ever be done as it promotes your own natural ability to heal.It works on all levels - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. There are similar energy healing techniques called Seichem/Sekhem/SKHM which is based in the Egyptian Tradition and Pranic Healing which is in the Indian tradition.
The treatment works for the person as a whole rather than for specific symptoms, although Reiki will go where it is needed. It's sometimes useful to think of water on a draining board, it flows to where needed.
Receiving a Reiki treatment is a relaxing simple, non-intrusive hands on therapy. It can be done with the receiver laying down (preferred as its more relaxing) or seated and always fully clothed. The key is to be comfortable enough to be fully relaxed. The practitioner then places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions over the whole body.
What to expect:
This can vary a lot between individuals as the body tries to decipher the energy flow as recognisable sensations. You may feel heat, tingling, prickly sensations, coolness, throbbing, however there is also the possibility you may feel very little other than a sense of well being and deep relaxation. As with the relaxation at the end of my yoga classes, it's not uncommon for people to fall asleep, Reiki still flows if you do nod off!
I work both hands on and off, I start off by scanning with my hands above the body using Reiji Ho, working intuitively and then place my hands either in set positions or where I feel the client needs it most. Hands are not placed on any intimate areas, always above if I feel the body is needing the energy there.
I'm also currently studying animal reiki and reiki combined with acupressure for anxiety and depression.
I personally don't feel this important but I know for some it is and therfore include it here.
My Reiki Lineages for level 1 & 2 via Reiki Evolution are:
Mikao Usui>Chujiro Hayash>Hawayo Takata>Florence O’Neal>Jerry Farley>June Woods>Simon Treselyan>Marcus Hayward>Diane Whittle>Taggart King>Sue Norman>Vernette Butler
Mikao Usui>Suzuki San>Chris Marsh>Taggart King>Sue Norman>Vernette Butler
I have also been attuned by June Lawrance with the following lineage:
Mikao Usui>Chujiro Hayashi>Hawayo Takata>Mary Mcfaden>Anand Himani>Anveshi Limberg>Josef Alberts>Rhonda Blunden & Eileen Grainger>June Lawrance>Vernette Butler
Attunements in levels 1,2 and Master / Teacher (as well Animal Reiki and Acpressure) from Lisa Powers with the following lineage:
Mikao Usui>Chujiro Hayashi>Hawayo Takata>Bethel Phaigh, Diane McCumber, Marlene Schilke, Cherie Prasuhn, Leah Smith, Phyliss Furumoto (all taught)>William Rand>Elizabeth Gilberg>William Tupkal, Ann Mayner>Pam Shelly>Lisa Powers>Vernette Butler
Rosemary Owen - Reiki Masters level Course (inc level 1&2 again also) - Aug 2016 (10hrs)
I have also trained in Pranic Healing, which is very similar, same intentions, s.ame universal energy but from the yoga tradition.