What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese word that translates to “universal life energy.” It is not attached to any religion or specific belief system, but rather is a specific form of so-called energy work designed to enhance healing.
Reiki is a gentle, calming and deeply relaxing therapy, using natural energy to stimulate your body’s own healing processes, giving you benefit wherever you need it, on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Quantum physics has now provided us with proof that natural, inexhaustable energy is around us, all the time and it is this energy that we use in Reiki. It’s the same energy that we can experience in Tai Chi, acupuncture or Qi Gong.
What does Reiki feel like?
Amazing, wonderful! You’ll lie on a comfortable treatment couch, or sit in a comfy chair, if you prefer. No need to remove any clothing, just your shoes. Soothing background music will encourage you to close your eyes and take yourself off to somewhere wonderful.
A typical session runs between 30 and 60 minutes during which practitioners gently place their hands on or slightly above your body as they travel from head to toes (or toes to head) with the intention of moving energy.
During the session, you might notice a warming sensation in certain areas. In other areas, you might not notice anything at all. Even if you come in with a particular problem area, you may experience a sense of relaxation that affects your whole body. You might even fall asleep during the session!
Who is Reiki for?
Whatever your age or state of health, Reiki can relieve aches and pains, ease stress and anxiety and leaves you feeling peaceful, calm and capable of dealing with life’s challenges. Used regularly, it can transform your life. There are many examples to be found of lives changed by Reiki.
Reiki works safely alongside standard medical treatments and other complementary therapies and is now used by many GP’s and hospitals for the relief of pain, anxiety and depression, and in hospices for both patients and carers and for the bereaved.