What is Reiki?
Reiki is a simple yet powerful technique, using energy channeled through the hands of the practitioner. It originally evolved in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui and was later brought to the west.
Reiki promotes holistic healing, reduces stress and aids relaxation.
The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words – Rei and Ki. The word Rei means universal or divine wisdom. The word Ki means vitality or life force energy. Ki means the same as Chi in Chinese and Prana in Indian Sanskrit. They all refer to the life force energy that animates all living things
Ki is the reason why the physical organs function in a healthy way. When the flow of Ki gets blocked or disrupted, our life force energy is low causing a decrease in health on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
When our energy is high, we are more likely to feel healthy and happy!
Reiki is a natural and safe way to increase the flow of energy and heal the body. It will work whether you believe it or not.
How Does It Work?
During a Reiki session you will be asked to lie down, although Reiki can be given in whatever position is suitable for you. No clothing is taken off during the treatment though shoes are usually removed. The practitioner will place their hands gently and non intrusively over different areas of the body, remaining longer over ‘problem areas’, with the intent for healing energy to flow.
How Does It Feel?
Reiki is a very soothing, pleasant and relaxing experience and many people find that they can totally ‘switch off’ during a treatment, which isn’t always easy to do with a busy lifestyle.
Everyone’s experience will be different, though you may feel one or more of the following:
Warm or cold sensations
Sensations of floating
Sense of calm or peace
What Are Some Of The Benefits?
Increases life force energy so you will feel healthier physically and emotionally
Reduces stress and tension – promoting relaxation
Relieves headaches, colds, flu, fatigue, stomach upsets and any other discomforts of everyday life – strengthening the immune system
Helps overcome fear and anxiety
Helps to resolve unhealed emotional issues
Heals on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
Increases overall quality of life
Is Reiki Popular?
Reiki is becoming more popular and accepted all over the world. Western medicine is recognising the mind - body connection, as it continue's to explore alternative methods of healing. The current attitude for Reiki is so positive that this trend will certainly grow. Reiki is spiritual in nature, yet not a religion. As a result, it attracts clients from all different religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.
Reiki is now offered in over 100 hospitals in the USA and a large number of hospitals in the UK and Europe, to improve patient care.
Please go to www.reikiinhospitals.org for more information.
What Is The Duration?
A session will generally last between 50 to 60 minutes
Most people turn to complementary therapies when they are physically unwell or facing stressful challenges, seeking different results to what they've already done. However, frequent energy healing is an effective ongoing self-care strategy to maintain physical, mental and emotional wellness. As a result, you are more able to manage everyday stressors, challenges and events with ease.
Frequent Reiki sessions bring balance, peace, relaxation and harmony!