WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a Japanese word; "Rei" meaning Cosmic, Universal flowing energy which has infinite abundance and wisdom. It comes from the higher Self which is connected to Source; and "Ki" which is Life Force energy. Life Force energy is what allows us to be, live, move; it's ever-flowing through our being. As long as something is alive, it has life force circulating through and around it.
Reiki is a healing energy that flows through the practitioner to the client via a hands on / off technique. It helps to restore and balance your energy levels and has a positive influence on spiritual growth. It reduces deep rooted issues and often releases pain and acute symptoms very quickly. After a treatment, most people feel much more relaxed and calm. Some may feel clear-minded, positive and energetic.
Reiki enhances intuition, spiritual growth and personal awareness, bringing your mind, body and soul into balance.
WHAT IS REIKI TO ME? WHY DID I CHOOSE REIKI?
Reiki helps to reconnect you back to your self; restoring your mind body and soul. It helps to create balance, peace and an inner feeling of unconditional love. Every person who experiences Reiki has a different experience; most feel complete relaxation - it's like a deep meditative state that you find yourself in, if you allow your mind to let go. Reiki is a beautifully calming healing modality which returns you back to your centre, or your heart space, allowing clarity.
I chose to learn about Reiki as throughout my life I have had experiences where I had intuitively placed my hands on people and experienced visions of light, people releasing through crying and feelings of a power unbeknown to me. I had heard about Reiki and had a couple of treatments myself, so knew when the time was right, I would learn more about it to be able to use it to help others.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REIKI?
There are many benefits to Reiki and it can be used to help treat many conditions and emotional states and promote a positive mind, however you do not have to be ill to receive the benefits. Some may like Reiki when they are experiencing stress in their lives or are going through a transitional period. Others may like Reiki to help with their spiritual development, while others turn to Reiki to maintain health and harmony in their lives. Reiki will heal and cleanse and go wherever it is needed, regardless of where the practitioner places their hands.
Reiki can help you to cope better with a wide range of health conditions, including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and infertility and will work in conjunction with any other treatment to relieve side effects and promote recovery from illness, accidents and surgery.
It engages self-healing capacities in many conditions like chronic fatigue, allergies as well as psychological problems like phobias, depression, anxiety, coping disorders and addiction.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A REIKI TREATMENT?
During a Reiki treatment, the client lies on a padded massage bed in a warm, comfortable room. This can even be in the comfort of your own home. I usually cleanse the space and play some soft meditative music to help you to relax.
I explain the process to you and begin the treatment by placing my hands lightly and intuitively on/around your body, sometimes, not even touching you. This gentle touch is maintained as long as I feel is intuitively right at each place. Usually you will feel a heat sensation or a temperature change at that place; some see colours or visions or feel waves of sensation through their body. The body will only absorb the energy it is required at any one treatment.
A treatment usually lasts between 60-90 minutes which includes a 60 minute treatment plus time before and after to set up and discuss experiences.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS SHOULD I HAVE?
It is recommended to have at least 3 treatments in between 10-14 days when you first experience Reiki, to build up the energy levels. After this you can arrange to have a Reiki treatment as often as you like; some like weekly treatments, others monthly, to retain a sense of balance; or when you just feel the need for one.
WANT TO KNOW THE SCIENCE BIT?
Reiki is being recognised throughout the scientific community as a tangible and measurable therapy when we consider the Universe from a quantum perspective. All matter is energy and everything is made up of energy. Science tells us there are frequencies infinitely beyond our sphere of perception and our physical bodies are no exception; vibrating at a certain frequency. We have our own biomagnetic field which, like all energy can be manipulated and channelled. Reiki is becoming more recognised in the medical industry, and used concurrently with mainstream treatments.