What is Reiki ?
The Japanese word Reiki, means Universal Life Force Energy.
The living body radiates warmth and energy, this energy is the life force itself, and is known with many different names, such as Prana, Chi, and Vital Force.
Reiki is an ancient and very simple, safe, gentle, non-intrusive system of hands-on healing, it is simply the channeling of the universal life force, love and healing.
Reiki, thought to have been practiced for thousands of years, and derived from Tibetan Buddhism was rediscovered in the 19th century by Dr Mikao Usui of Japan, and introduced to the West during the 1960s and 1970s. It is practised by people of many different religions and cultures, you do not need to commit to any belief system, you only need the desire to be healed.
Can Reiki help me ?
When experiencing pain, the first thing most people do is to put their hands on it. Human touch conveys warmth, serenity, and healing, caring and love.
Reiki can be used to help physical ailments and to balance, heal and harmonise all aspects of a person, body, mind, emotions and spirit, it supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Reiki is a wonderful thing to give and to recieve, clients come for Reiki to help with anything from depression to back pain and indeed many people in full health use Reiki as a way of energising and enriching their lives.
Reiki can be used as a stand alone therapy but also works in harmony with almost all other healing practices.
What does a Treatment Involve ?
Reiki can be performed anywhere and in any position however for a full treatment it is usually beneficial to lay on a massage couch, where complete relaxation can take place, there is no need to remove any clothing.
You will be made comfortable and covered with a blanket, hands will be placed, non-intrusively, upon the body in various positions, with the intent to channel Reiki energy. There is no pressure, manipulation or massage involved.
The feeling of recieving Reiki varies from person to person, most people experience feelings of peace and relaxation, often this is very, very deep relaxation, drifting in and out of sleep in what is know as an Alpha state, whereby you may loose track of time. Many feel heat coming from the practitioners hands, sometimes the heat is very intense, others may see colours against their closed eyelids whilst others experience different sensations, whatever is felt, almost everyone enjoys the experience.
Described by one of my clients as:
“Tranquil, relaxing, a peaceful haven and somewhere I can highly recommend.”