Jikiden Reiki Treatments
In a Jikiden Reiki treatment we touch the person directly. They are fully clothed and relax, typically on a massage couch. When treating the head, we use the Tenugui (cotton cloth) to cover the eyes, which can aid relaxation and aids hygine when touching the face. In Japan you can find tengui in every household.
Many Reiki styles teach that Reiki treatments are hands off, but this was not how Reiki was originally taught. While there are situations where we might recommend this (e.g. treating burns or sensitive areas), Usui sensei taught his students to touch. There are good reasons for this, such as giving a more focused, concentrated treatment and being able to feel byosen more easily.
In Jikiden Reiki we direct a treatment to specific areas we have identified as having a build up of byosen(toxins). Also, the warmth of the hands (physical warmth and Reiki warmth) can help relax the practitioner. If the receiver does not want to be touched that is ok, we do not force receivers to accept direct touch, but we do recommend it. Timing is usually one hour to ninety minutes. Prices vary according to practitioner. Do ask to see a practitioner’s certificate before receiving a treatment.
Psychological Reiki treatment (Seiheki chiryo in Japanese) has many useful applications including treating unwanted habits, fears, addiction and serious mental illness. This method is taught at Okuden level along with the distance Reiki (Enkaku) method. It is an original method created by the founder of Reiki – Mikao Usui. In Usui’s time the treatment was not as common as it is now, but Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her family found cause to use it more and more over the years. A reflection of modern life.
The basic idea of this treatment is that it reaches the receiver’s sub conscious, as well as conscious.
Literally any problem of the mind can be treated with a psychological Reiki session. This could be a minor problem such as an unwanted habit or bed wetting in children to more severe, deep routed issues. Anyone who learns Jikiden Reiki up to Okuden level can also treat their own issues.
The sensations experienced in psychological reiki treatment can be similar to a hands on treatment for physical issues. They are not the same though, because with this method we are not dealing with toxins in the body (Byosen). Psychological Reiki can often feel a bit more intense, which can alarm some people at first. An emotional response during treatment (such as crying) is not unusual. But there is nothing to worry about as the treatment is completely safe, having been used for almost a century in Japan without any problems.