Reiki

 

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy, an energy which is all around us.

Natural Healing

Reiki is the name given to a system of natural healing which evolved in Japan from the experience and dedication of Dr Mikao Usui (d. 1926). Fired by a burning question, Dr Usui was inspired to develop this healing system from ancient teachings after many years of study, research and meditation. He spent the rest of his life practicing and teaching Reiki. Today Reiki continues to be taught by Reiki Masters who have trained in the tradition passed down from Master to student.

There is no belief system attached to Reiki so anyone can receive or learn to give a Reiki treatment, the only prerequisite is the desire to be healed.

 A Reiki Treatment

The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is a very simple process. The recipient simply lies on a couch and relaxes. If they are unable to lie down the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for the recipient to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki will pass through anything, even plaster casts. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body. The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms. A full treatment usually takes 1 to 1½ hours with each position held for several minutes.

Which conditions can Reiki help?

It is possible to heal at any level of being: mental, physical/emotional and  spiritual. Acute injuries can be helped to heal very quickly but more chronic illness takes longer. In some cases such as terminal illness, there is not enough time for the progress of the disease to be reversed. However, in such cases there is usually great benefit and enhancement of the quality of life giving a sense of peace and acceptance during the time remaining.  Reiki healing can be given anywhere at any time as no special equipment is needed. The practitioner is a channel, which the energy is drawn through by the need or imbalance in the recipient. Neither person has to use any effort of will or concentration during this process.

As running water smoothes the jagged edges of a rock until it is small enough to roll away,

Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Reiki restores balance in one’s life.

 

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Reiki helps with your mind, body and spirit.

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Mind

 Helps you to cope with life changes

  • Helps you to integrate positive life changes into your everyday life

  • Helps you to change unwanted habits

  • Gives you a more positive outlook

  • Helps with depression, insomnia, anxiety, stress, anger, paranoia

  • Clears the mind, freeing experience

  • Helps you to cope with trauma and painful experiences

  • Releases emotional blockages and restrictive mental attitudes

  • Increases self confidence, esteem and self worth

  • Improves memory, mental clarity and focus

Body 

  • Helps to stimulate the bodies own healing abilities

  • Releases physical blockages

  • Helps to control high blood pressure

  • Helps with migraines, colds, stomach problems – treats symptoms and causes

  • Relieves physical ailments – short & long term

  • Beneficial to those undergoing intensive treatments

  • Eases the pain and discomfort of chronic disease

  • Beneficial to those recovering from accidents or surgery

  • Cleanses the bodies toxins & immune system

Spirit 

  • Helps you to find peace & tranquility in everyday life

  • Helps you to access energy that you were not aware of

  • Brings calmness & freedom of self

  • Will help a creative side surface through self awareness

  • Increases intuition & internal strength

  • Brings you a much more positive way of looking at life & those around you being true to yourself

  • Helps you discover and embrace your inner self

 WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TREATMENT?

The practitioner will usually give a short explanation of what the treatment involves (if none is offered, don’t be afraid to enquire). You may be asked some details, including a brief medical history. You will be asked to lie down (or sit if this is easier for you) but will not be asked to remove any clothing except for things which could restrict your breathing or comfort, such as shoes or spectacles. Reiki will go through clothing, blankets, or even a plaster cast if necessary! Treatment is given by the practitioner, placing their hands gently on your body in a pre-determined sequence of hand positions, spending several minutes holding each position. These hand positions are non-intrusive and cover both the front and back of the body and are sometimes varied to give Reiki to areas where it is specifically needed. If you find any of the hand positions uncomfortable please tell the practitioner. The touch should be gentle, light and comfortable; there is no massage or manipulation. You may feel sensations such as heat, tingling, coolness or throbbing under the practitioners’ hands or in other parts of your body, or you may feel very little. Many people experience a sense of well-being and relaxation, or fall asleep; sometimes a treatment is energizing. There is no right or wrong way to experience Reiki. The treatment will normally last at least 1 hour. 

WILL THE PRACTITIONER DIAGNOSE WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?

Reiki practitioners are not trained in diagnosis and will not offer any diagnosis or prognosis. If you are concerned about symptoms you should see your GP.

HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER THE TREATMENT?

Most people feel relaxed and at peace after a Reiki treatment. You may feel tired but equally you may feel full of energy. Reiki can also stir up emotions as part of the healing process and some people experience what is known as a healing reaction, such as headache or flu-like symptoms, which are normally of short duration. If you are concerned about a reaction to a treatment talk to your practitioner.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

This varies from person to person. In general most problems will take time – healing is a process rather than an event. Acute problems generally heal faster than chronic ones and if your problem is of long standing it may require treatments over a longer period of time.  I have clients who like to visit me weekly, fortnightly or when they feel the need to be recharged.

HOW MUCH WILL A TREATMENT COST?

This depends on what other therapies have been incorporated in my practice.  A Reiki treatment alone starts from £30.