Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life-force energy (REI = Universal and KI = Life Force Energy)
How does it work?
Reiki is a simple, gentle, non-intrusive and extremely powerful process. A treatment session can last up to an hour and is usually carried out with the recipient lying down on a treatment table, fully clothed. The therapist gently places their hands in various positions over the body (never touching any personal areas). Some therapists work hands on and some hands off. Each position is held for several minutes. There is no pressure or manipulation making it ideal for treating the very young, elderly, present women and those recovering from surgery.
The Reiki therapist channels the energy through their hands to the recipient, activating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki energy goes to the deeper levels of a person’s being where many illnesses have their origin. It works wherever the recipient needs it most, releasing blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins and working to create a state of balance and calm. It reinforces a person’s ability to take responsibility for their life and helps them to make the necessary changes in attitude and to promote happier, healthier lifestyle.
What you experience
You will generally feel a pleasant sensation of warmth, heat; gentle tingling in the areas being touched or you may see colours, experience visions or even feel emotion. As the energy comes into balance, stress and tension are released and there is almost a deep sense of relaxation and a feeling of well being. You may fall asleep.
What can REIKI treat?
Whilst Reiki is a healing treatment, it is NOT a cure-all. Reiki is helpful in most conditions, including stress, sinusitis, menstrual problems, cystitis, migraine, asthma, psoriasis, M.E., constipation, eczema, arthritis, menopausal problems, back pain, anxiety, tension, depression, insomnia, sciatica and chronic ailments. Reiki is a great tonic and, if you are well, Reiki will help you stay that way. Reiki is a completely safe, natural and holistic way of treating disease and ailments. It is a healing energy in the truest sense.