Reiki is a holistic therapy using gentle hand placements on or over the body. Energy flows all around us. The aim of Reiki is to rebalance this energy flow, enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself and allow you to experience a sense of deep relaxation.
Reiki is a Japanese word with one translation being ‘Rei’, Universal and ‘Ki’, life force energy.
It is believed by many Eastern Cultures that this life force energy, Ki, runs through us and everything in our world. Looking at the physical terms the human body consists of a mass of cells made up of chemical substances that are a collection of atoms. Each atom consists of protons with a positive charge, neutrons with no charge and electrons with a negative charge; this means the body is a mass of energy fields which all influence each other. It is from this perspective that we are able to see the energetic force that creates our bodies, and ultimately our physical world. This energy is circulating around the body influencing different organs and different areas and helping to maintain homeostasis (a state of balance). When this energy flow is impeded the body does not function efficiently because it is out of balance and can manifest to physical or emotional problems. Reiki helps to unblock the congestion in the energy pathways, returning the body to a balanced state and improving the individuals physical and emotional wellbeing.
Some of the benefits of Reiki include:
- Total relaxation & stress relief
- Reduction of tension and relief of physical discomfort such as aches and pains
- Cleansing the body of toxins and boosting the immune system
- Release of emotions that have been held in
- Clarity of thought, increased confidence and self esteem
- Help to overcome anxiety
- Awareness of your own health and well-being
- Help to overcome past traumas
Reiki – 1 hour treatment
Before the treatment you will need to complete a consultation form about your health, medical history (past and present) and lifestyle. After the consultation you will be asked to sit or lie down in a comfortable position. You do not need to remove your clothing for Reiki healing but for comfort you may wish to remove your shoes and/or glasses. The therapist will then begin the treatment by gently placing their hands on or over energy points along your body with the aim of releasing blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins and working to restore balance to both your physical and emotional well-being.
During a Reiki treatment you may experience a sensation of heat, cold, tingling or twitching at certain points as rebalancing occurs or more commonly, you may fall asleep.
After the treatment you may feel totally relaxed, a deep sense of calm and well-being, a feeling of revitalisation or may have more clarity and focus. Some may experience other symptoms (both physical and emotional) up to 24 hours after, as your body rebalances and detoxes, therefore it is advisable to drink plenty of water after a session.
Contra-indications: There are no known contra-indications for Reiki.
Note: Reiki sessions are not intended to give medical diagnosis or treatment or to serve as a substitute for current or recommended medical care. However,Reiki does not interfere with medical treatments; it can enhance medications and quicken healing time.