Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese word meaning “Universal Life Force Energy”. It is an energy therapy that relaxes, de-stresses and helps re-balance the body so that it can heal itself as nature intended.
If our “Life Force Energy” is low, then we are more likely to feel sick
or stressed and if it is high we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki aids healing on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Whilst each client’s response to a treatment is very much individual, Reiki can:
- Promote Harmony & Balance
- Create deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension
- Dissolve energy blocks and promote natural balance between mind, body and spirit
- Assist the body in cleansing itself from toxins and supports the immune system
- Clear the mind and improve focus as you feel grounded & centred
- Aid better sleep
- Accelerate the body’s self-healing ability as you start to return to your natural state
- Help relieve pain and supports the physical body healing
- Help spiritual growth and emotional cleansing
- Compliment medical treatment & other therapies
How does Reiki work?
The Reiki practitioner places their hands slightly above the client’s body so the energy can flow through them (they are a channel) to the client, moving in a series of positions from head to feet.
The practitioner may be drawn to work on specific areas or where they feel energetic blockages to help increase the flow of energy, dissolve the block and promote healing in that area.
Your treatment will take place in a warm, comfortable and safe environment. Calming music will be played in the background so that you can totally relax and let all your worries drift away. Each appointment is for an hour, which allows the practitioner to ask you a few questions about your general heath and to find out what you expect from the treatment. After this, you will be asked to lie down in a comfortable position on a treatment bed. You do not need to remove your clothing for Reiki healing. For comfort, you may wish to remove constricting layers, shoes and/or glasses.
The treatment itself, will last for 45 minutes which will involve me placing my hands slightly above the body, in an intuitive sequence. The position of the hands is non-intrusive and should not cause any discomfort. If you feel uncomfortable at any point, let me know. The amount of time spent in each position will depend on the nature of your concern. You may feel a warmth, tingling or other sensation, some fall asleep while others experience a deep feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.
How you feel after Reiki
Many people say they leave a reiki treatment without the pain they went into the room with. Often the healing is more on an emotional or spiritual level, allowing the patient to connect more deeply with themselves. This spiritual healing forms the basis for physical healing. It is not unusual, some days after a reiki treatment, for quite intense emotions to rear their heads. The powerful energy release can often stir people to face things they may have been avoiding. Once addressed it is very usual for the patient to feel a lot better about life and their health in general. Most people look forward with great anticipation of the relaxation of their next reiki treatment.
It is important to note that I do not offer medical diagnosis, if you are receiving medical treatment please continue to do so. Reiki is complementary which works alongsideconventional medicines. However, please talk with your Dr if you have any concerns.