What is Reiki?
Reiki is the energy that surrounds us all. It is the energy that helps us to grow and to flourish. The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words: ‘Rei’ means Universal and ‘Ki’ means Life Force Energy.
Reiki has its roots in ancient Indian and Tibetan forms of healing. It is the name given to a system of natural healing which evolved in Japan from the experience and dedication of Dr. Mikao Usui. He was inspired to develop this form of healing from ancient scriptures after many years of study, research and meditation.
How does Reiki work?
During the Reiki healing session the client will either lie fully clothed on a massage table or be seated on a chair. The Reiki practitioner, who has been attuned to the Reiki energy, will then place his/her hands either directly on or just above various parts of the clients’ body for a few minutes at a time.
This enables the energy to flow through the body, clearing blockages along the way and going where the healing is needed most. A full treatment normally takes one hour.
Stress reduction and relaxation
Often the Reiki energy is described as being felt as hot, cold, heavy, butterflies or even as a sharp stab. Sometimes the client feels nothing at all, but that does not mean that the energy is not flowing.
It is possible to heal at all levels: physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Acute injuries can be helped to heal quickly but more chronic illness takes longer. Even in terminal illness, there is usually great benefit to be gained and an enhancement of the quality of life, giving a sense of peace and acceptance during the time remaining.
Please note that Reiki is not an alternative to allopathic medicine but can be used safely in conjunction. You cannot ‘overdose’ on Reiki. The body will take on board only as much as it needs at that particular time.
I am a Reiki Master practitioner and have been attuned and trained in Usui Shiki Ryoho (advanced level).