What is Reiki ?

imagesReiki is a natural system of energy healing. Reiki originated from Japan at the turn of the 20th century by Mikao Usui. The word Reiki broken down means “Rei – universal or spiritual Ki – Life force or Energy”. This is energy of the highest and purest form, the very essence that supports and sustains life. It is a non-invasive, medication free energy healing. It uses symbols not too dissimilar to sacred geometry by placing the hands in a series of positions over the body. It allows positive energy to flow into the body and can relieve pain, relax the body and speed up healing. It is when the body is calm and relaxed the body can heal. Find out how I can help you to heal yourself on all levels (physical, mental, emotional & spiritual); be more confident daily; love yourself more; love your relationships more and live from your heart more.

Reiki is a natural, holistic and complementary healing therapy which can assist to restore and maintain your health by cleansing your aura, balancing chakras and restoring balance to your body – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. You will be able to enhance your own natural healing abilities in a safe, peaceful and calm space, recharge yourself and take time out from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

I used Reiki on myself before and after 2 hip replacements. My recovery was astoundingly quick with nurses and Surgeon being pleasantly surprised. It assisted me with pain management but also helping my body to heal itself by giving it a chance and listening to it. If you are in pain or know of someone else in pain, or you have an operation coming up please contact me as I can help you through this.

 

WHAT DOES REIKI DO?

Reiki can alleviate suffering, whether it be of a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual nature – this implicates it can heal and does so quite quickly. Reiki flows through the Practitioner but is not generated by the Practitioner. An underlying principle of Reiki is it can do no harm.

Reiki will affect each person differently, but it will always go to where the receiver needs it most – Reiki has an innate intelligence. It works on the body as a whole, balancing the emotions, brings clarity to the mind and reconnects to the ‘true self’ which in turn impacts on the physical well-being. Illness/Disease happens when the mind, body and spirit become unbalanced. True wellness is reached by returning the entire being to harmony and balance with itself, with the Earth and the Universe. Reiki is a means to empowering us to become whole again in all ways. Reiki treatment enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It works throughout the body on the mind, emotions, spiritual essence and aura. It releases blocked energy, promotes relaxation and reduces stress. Over time it can help to cleanse the body of energetic and physical toxins, enhance stamina, intuition, meditation and spiritual evolution. Reiki works on people, animals, food, water, plants and pretty much everything. Regular treatments are refreshing and relaxing and help to keep the balance in your body and mind. Reiki functions on the energy body first through the chakras. Reiki can be done “in person” or remotely (distant healing).

Reiki can be used to assist:

  • Pain management.
  • Relaxation and reduce stress.
  • Strengthening the immune system.
  • Clearing toxins.
  • Promoting natural self-healing.
  • Balancing the organs, glands and their bodily functions.
  • Strengthening life force energy.
  • Healing holistically.
  • Releasing blocked and suppressed feelings.
  • Helping to release blocked up energy and current and past life memories held in our cells.
  • Enhance coping.
  • Engender a sense of control.
  • Help to cut chords from current and past lives.
  • Increasing self esteem and confidence.
  • Improving quality of life.
  • As a supportive measure for most surgery.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A REIKI TREATMENT?

On arrival I will have a brief conversation with you to discuss any concerns or requests. It is important you feel comfortable and relaxed during your Reiki treatment, so I would advise you to wear loose fitting clothes. You will remain fully clothed and I will be playing music to assist the relaxation response.

You will be required to fill out a form outlining any existing medical conditions and any medications you may be taking. Reiki complements medication, it does not replace it.

I will scan your body to see where blockages are, then I will place my hands above or lightly over your body and chakras and the energy will flow to where it is most needed.

Most sessions last between 45 – 60 minutes depending on the client.

HOW DOES REIKI FEEL?

Each individual’s experience of Reiki is different from each other. Many clients report that they feel calm, comfortable, relaxed and even tingly during the session. Some experience heat, some see bright colours or specific images. The feeling of rest and relaxation will often last for many hours and sometimes days after a treatment. Remember, it is when you’re body is in a state of calm that it can heal.

For those of you who haven’t had a Reiki treatment I could best compare it to wind – from a cool summer breeze to damaging winds from a cyclone – you can certainly see the impact of it but not the actual wind. Reiki energy can be felt but not seen, like a wind/breeze.

WHAT TO DO AFTER YOUR REIKI TREATMENT

You should feel in a deep state of relaxation. It may take you 15 minutes or so to slowly come back to full awareness where you will be offered a glass of water. After the treatment it is very likely that your body will detoxify and you might find yourself visiting the bathroom more frequently. To aid this process, it is therefore important that you continue to drink lots of water over the following days and listen to your body – if you need more rest and relaxation, take it.

Many clients will notice a reduction in pain, an increase in energy and alertness and will have an overall feeling of well-being.