Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a safe, gentle, non intrusive ‘hands on healing’ technique that provides optimum relaxation to help heal, balance and revitalise the mind, body, emotions and spirit. Reiki means ‘Universal Life Force Energy’. It helps promote balance and harmony in the whole person, helping the body’s natural energy to function and self heal.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient form of natural healing that originated in Japan, it promotes relaxation, reduces stress and a sense of wellbeing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy..
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom and knowledge or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “universal life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki originated in Japan and was re-discovered by Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist monk early in the 20th century. Although Reiki evolved from Buddhist tradition it is not linked to any form of religion.
What Happens during a Reiki session?
Before a Reiki session I will take an initial consultation to enable me to get an overall picture of you, your general health and lifestyle. At the start of the Reiki treatment you will be asked to remove you shoes and any bulky jewellery; lie fully clothed on your back on a couch or if you prefer in a sitting position. After a Reiki session it is very important to drink plenty of water to allow the body to eliminate any toxins which Reiki will help to release.
Reiki energy is transmitted through the hands of the therapist to the receiver, starting at the persons head and gradually moving along the body and finishing at the feet.
Reiki can feel different to everyone. One person may experience a deep sense of relaxation, another a tingling sensation, others may experience the therapist hands to be very hot or extremely cold. Whatever is felt is right for that person.
What are the benefits of Reiki
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. You can incorporate Reiki into all aspects of your life using it for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Reiki can lead you toward a deeper, more meaningful and fulfilling life. Reiki is energy, a tool for healing, a vehicle for learning and a catalyst for change. It contains unlimited love, joy, peace, compassion, wisdom, abundance and even more. Reiki is the divine love and light that powers the whole universe. It is a gift of incredible power sometimes daunting complexity, but Reiki is available to everyone when they are ready to take the next exciting step on their spiritual journey.
Whether you are suffering from stress or tension (and the many symptoms associated with this) or wishing to improve the quality of relationships at home or work, the benefits of Reiki occur on many levels.
It is an intelligent energy in so far as it goes to the root cause of an illness and can accelerate the healing of physical problems, balance the emotions and free us from restrictive mental attitudes. Although Reiki is a gentle energy it can have very deep and lasting effects. Some of the benefits of Reiki are as follows:
- Heals holistically.
- Promotes relaxation and reduces stress.
- Clears toxins
- Encourages vitality.
- Clears energy blockages.
- Promotes natural self healing.
- Relieves pain.
- Promotes personal awareness.
- Adapts to the natural needs of the receiver.
- Treats symptom and cause of illness.
- Strengthens the immune system.
Reiki can be used simultaneously with other conventional therapies without adverse effects.