What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese name consisting of two words, Rei and Ki and means ‘Universal Energy’. This is the energy that animates all living things and is found all around us.
Reiki is a form of healing where this ‘universal energy’ is channelled through the practitioner to the patient. Reiki helps to harmonise the body, mind and spirit.
Why choose Reiki?
Reiki is often used by people who just want to ‘recharge their batteries’, feel energised and stress-free. However, it can also be used to help people with various ailments and conditions, often reducing pain and speeding the body’s natural healing.
What happens during a Reiki treatment session?
A treatment session takes place with you relaxed, fully clothed and either lying on a couch or seated, in a peaceful, comfortable environment. The Reiki practitioner places their hands gently on or just above you, in a series of positions on or over the body.
The energy flows wherever it is required and patient only draws in as much as he or she needs. The energy is used in whatever way is appropriate for that patient at that time.
Reiki may be felt as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations or sometimes nothing at all. Reiki is deeply relaxing, eases stress and is a calming and soothing experience.
Treatment is usually enhanced if you can rest for a short time afterwards and drink plenty of water to help the body detox. Be responsive to your body and rest if you are tired. The energy will continue its work after the session ends and beneficial effects may be felt for several days.
How often do I need to have a treatment?
Even one session of Reiki can make a difference, however, it is usually more effective to have a course of treatments. This may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on your individual needs.
Some people find that occasional visits are enough to keep them feeling healthy and relaxed and others like to have treatment regularly.