What is Reiki?
Reiki is a non-invasive therapy whose purpose it to treat holistically and restore homeostasis (balance).
Reiki can enhance everyday living, and regular sessions may help to promote development of a healthier, more resourceful state of being.
Reiki is a natural healing energy activated by intention. It works on every level, mental, emotional, spiritual and physical; promoting the body’s regenerative and self-healing ability.
The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th Century.
The Japenese word Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) means “Universal Energy”. Rei meaning Universal and Ki meaning Life-force or Energy.
Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to well-being. Known as “ki” in Japan, “chi” in China and “prana” in India, Accupuncture, Tai Chi and Yoga are also based on the free flow of energy in an individual.
How might Reiki help?
Everyone can experience times of great stress or illness. Reiki can help our coping mechanisms by encouraging relaxation and bringing balance to both mind and emotions.
Some reported benefits by those who have experienced a Reiki session include:
- deep relaxation
- a calm, peaceful sense and feeling of well-being
- healing of problems on a mental, emotional & spiritual level
- a close connection with inner wisdom
- pain relief and control
- accelerated wound healing
What happens during a Reiki session?
A Reiki treatment is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist, non-manipulative and no pressure is applied.
A session is usually carried out with the recipient lying down, or sitting in a comfortable and peaceful environment. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki passes easily through all materials; including plaster casts.
The practitioner places their hands gently on or over the body and the recipient will automatically draw in only as much energy as is needed; using it in whatever way is most appropriate at the time.
Reiki may be experienced as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations or nothing at all; everyone feels the experience differently.