What is reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique.

Rei” translates to “universe” or “life force,”

Ki” translates to the physical energy of the body.

Together, Reiki translates to “universal life force energy.”

Usui Reiki was created by Dr Mikao Usui during the early 20th century and it is the main form of reiki practiced throughout the world today.

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Reiki is a complementary therapy and health approach to life.

It is a holistic system channelling the flow of energy within the body to dissolve blockages and promote the body’s own self-healing on all levels to restore balance & harmony to the person’s emotions, body, mind, & spirit.

It will encourage personal and spiritual awareness and growth. It is a hands on non-intrusive, safe and gentle healing technique. It does not directly cure an illness or disease, but it will help a person to manage their symptoms and improve their general well-being.

During a Reiki session, the practitioner places their hands either directly on you or just above you to bring about healing. The belief is that the practitioner channels energy through their hands and is able to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities.

Reiki healings are suitable for all ages from pregnancy and pregnant mums, new-born babies, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly. It is suitable for most health situations.

What can Reiki help with and the benefits

Here are a few examples of what Reiki can help to heal

  • Addictions
  • Ailments, migraines, MS, Arthritis, Asthma, Allergies, Sciatica
  • Anxiety
  • Autism and ADHD
  • Cancer treatment side effects
  • Concentration
  • Confidence and self esteem
  • Clarity
  • Depression
  • Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Finances and prosperity
  • Focus
  • Grief
  • Immune system

  • Insomnia
  • Increase in Energy levels
  • Love
  • Mental & Physical well-being
  • Menopause
  • Natural self-heal
  • Pain
  • Palliative Care
  • Personal and business goals
  • Pregnancy
  • Recovery after surgery
  • Relationships – family, parent, friend, child, wor
  • Trauma – past and present
  • Toxins – helps the body rid itself of toxins
  • Weight
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Reiki releases blockages within our body, enabling our own energy to flow freely and heal from within. It heals an emotional, physical, mental and spiritual level. As we go about our lives in today’s hectic and chaotic world our energies can become quite weakened with not much left for our own self-healing and at times like this it is a good idea to have a Reiki treatment to clear the energy pathways and restore balance and harmony within.

How to prepare for your Reiki Treatment

Wear clothing that is not too warm, comfortable, clean, and loose-fitting. You will be asked to remove any glasses, belts, ties, shoes, and jewellery before your treatment. Turn your phone off.

What Happens in your Treatment

  • A typical treatment will last between 60 and 80 minutes.
  • At your first appointment, you will meet with your reiki practitioner and discuss your Reiki treatment. You will discuss any particular issues and symptoms you would like to focus on. You will also chat about your expectations and intentions for your treatment.
  • You will be asked to lie down and rest on a comfortable plinth/massage table, remaining fully clothed and covered with a blanket (optional) resting on the table throughout the treatment.
  • Soft relaxing music will be playing in the background.
  • During your treatment feel free to let your practitioner know if you need help with anything.
  • You will become very relaxed, and may even nod off.
  • During a treatment you may feel tingling, hot, cold, sense waves pulsing through the body, you may see colours or images and memories can pop up, you may drop off asleep, feel blissful & at peace. Whatever occurs just let it pass and discuss after the treatment. The more treatments you have the more sensations you may have.
  • When the healing is finished you will feel much lighter within, quite clear in mind and very relaxed and grounded.

What to expect after your appointment

Your Practitioner will have a chat with you to discuss anything that may have popped up for you. It can be a good idea to note anything after your treatment and over the next few days. You should drink plenty of water after your treatment. Some people feel calm, peaceful, energized others may also feel tired. Remember an hour of Reiki is the equivalent of eight hours sleep. Additional treatments maybe recommended.

Do speak to your doctor if you plan to use reiki to help with any medical condition. Remember that reiki is a complementary therapy and should be used alongside a conventional treatment plan.

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