The word ‘Reiki’ is Japanese for ‘life force energy’. This is said to flow through every living thing. It is this energy that sustains life. As well as flowing through us, the energy is all around us. When we are healthy, positive, and well, this energy flows freely. However, during particularly stressful period in our lives, the tension we experience slows down or restricts the energy flow in various part of the body, adversely affecting our well being.
The healing part of Reiki can help restore health and harmony through an energising hands-on treatment, which allows energy to flow freely around the body. Treatments are very relaxing. As well as relieving tension, it is not unusual to experience a powerful, deep sense of well being.
What happens during a Reiki treatment?
During a Reiki treatment, the receiver remains clothed, only removing their shoes and jewellery. The practitioner gently places his or her hands in certain areas on the body and moves them according to the flow of Reiki. One session may be quite different from another .
What can Reiki treat? Why choose Reiki?
Reiki can be used to treat a wide range of complaints and it is also very effective as a preventive measure. It may safely be used in combination with other holistic therapies and with conventional medicine. A full consultation with your therapists will make sure that your treatment is safe for you. Just some of the many things that Reiki can help are:
- Stress, depression, fatigue
- Headaches, migraines
- Back, neck, shoulder and joint pains
- Emotional worries, anger, fear
- Discomforts of pregnancy – totally safe and very good for baby!
- Can boost confidence and self-esteem
- Can clear the mind and help focus thoughts
- Can accelerate spiritual development
- Boosts the immune system
- Speeds up recovery after surgery
- Encourages the body’s own natural healing processes
- Helps to restore and maintain health and harmony
- Vitality can be increased
When is it not safe to have Reiki?
Reiki is safe in most cases.
After your treatment
Any holistic treatment may occasionally result in a clearing and cleansing process that might be slightly uncomfortable. Reiki is safe and gentle, but can also be very powerful. You may or may not experience some of the following symptoms:
- More frequent need to urinate
- Emotional swings
- Dreams or memories
- Flu-like symptoms
The reason for this is that the root cause(s) of the ailment or disease is being addressed and deep healing is occurring. Don’t worry if you don’t feel any of these things…whatever happens to you is fine.
It is important after a Reiki treatment to listen to your own needs. You may need to rest or take some time for yourself. Make sure you drink plenty of water. This will help with any detoxification that may occur. Reiki is totally safe and natural and will never cause any harm – enjoy the Journey!
Sessions usually last 60 minutes for adults, 30 minutes for children. No need to undress.