Reiki is a healing technique with Japanese origins — the term “Reiki” comes from the words “rei” (meaning universal life) and “ki” (energy). Callista Lay, DC, and the team at Revive Chiropractic Healing Center offer Reiki sessions as a gentle, nonintrusive treatment for psychological stress-related conditions, including trauma/PTSD, anxiety, and depression. The center serves residents of West Loop and nearby Chicago communities. To find out more, call or book a consultation online.
Reiki is a healing technique first developed in Japan in the early 20th century. It involves the flow of energy from the practitioner’s hands into sensitive positions on the patient’s body. The form most commonly practiced today was developed by Mikao Usui — now referred to as Usui Sensei — and is known as the Usui System of Natural Healing. Practitioners are trained by masters who pass on their knowledge and experience directly. It is not a massage technique, nor is it belief-based.
Energy flows through your body along pathways called chakras, meridians, and nadis, nourishing your organs and tissues and supporting vital functions. Anything that disrupts this energy flow can result in illness, both physical and mental.
Reiki works to heal by repairing the disrupted flow. The practitioner identifies problem areas and, using their own energy, causes blockages to disintegrate. This clears the pathways and restores healthy flow.
Reiki is a powerful healing tool in mind, body, and spirit work and is used in chakra balancing. It can be used alongside more conventional medical treatments to soothe anxiety caused by illness or damage to the immune system — for instance, it can help reduce the side-effects of chemotherapy or promote the healing of scar tissue.
It is also beneficial to those suffering from psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder or grief. It helps you sleep better, which in turn has a beneficial effect on many different ailments.
You usually lie down — although certain areas of the body can be treated if you’re sitting or standing — and remain fully clothed. The practitioner places their hands on or near your body in a series of key positions around your head and shoulders, stomach, hands, and feet and holds each position for several minutes before moving onto the next. They do not apply pressure.
Revive Chiropractic Healing Center patients report a range of experiences during their Reiki sessions, from feeling a warm, tingling sensation to falling into a deep meditative state. Most commonly, they experience an immediate release of tension. If you have further questions or would like to make an appointment, please call or use the online appointment tool today.
Dr. Callista Lay not only provides Reiki as a healing service but also educates others on the art of Reiki healing, offering classes yearly for those interested in becoming a practitioner themselves. Reiki training can be taken by those inspired to offer healing energy to others, as well as those who simply want to find more depth in their own spiritual path.
Dr. Lay offers Reiki Training in 3 separate classes; Level I, Level II, and Master Teacher.
Level I: Students are taught Reiki basics, including history, lineage, what Reiki can do, what Reiki is, and how to administer Reiki to themselves as well as animals and plants. Additionally students receive their first Reiki attunement.
Level II: Students are taught how to design a healing session, understand more about the ethics around treating others, as well as they are given the first three reiki symbols and are taught how to perform long distance Reiki healing. The second attunement is administered, further opening the student to the power of life source energy, and allowing them to begin to understand how Reiki works across the limits of time and space. Students are now given the tools to begin using Reiki on others, as well as on healing karmic wounds/situations, relationships, and childhood trauma.
Reiki Master Teacher: The 3rd and final training, Students are officially given the title of Reiki Master, and teacher if they wish. This course offers the remaining 8-10 symbols from varying lineages, including the master symbols used to perform attunements. Students are taught how to give attunements, how to teach courses themselves, and further deepen their spiritual connection to Reiki life source energy. Students may also receive secondary information such as removing spirit attachments, and performing psychic surgery, in their third training.
Level I and II are prerequisites for Reiki Master Teacher, but you are welcome to inquire even if Dr Lay did not provide your Level I and II training.
September 27: Level II 10AM (please RSVP by 9/15)
November 15: Reiki Master Teacher 10AM (please RSVP by 11/1)
Due to restrictions and guidelines put in place due to COVID-19 we have limited class sizes to 6 attendees. Once classes are full we will close registration.