REIKI

 

“Just for today, I will not anger.
  Just for today, I will not worry.
  Just for today, I will be grateful for all my blessings.
  Just for today, I will work with honesty and integrity.
  Just for today, I will be kind to all living beings.”
– Mikao Usui

What is REIKI?

Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body, as in “laying on of hands.” Reiki can also be practiced “long-distance,” as a form of sending life force energy. According to many versions of its origin, Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese seeker of spiritual truths, brought the Reiki method of healing into human awareness in 1922 after a deeply spiritual experience. He is said to have begun teaching others after a serious earthquake hit Japan and he felt urged to spread his knowledge.

In a Reiki session, the practitioner is seeking to transmit Universal Life Energy to the client. The intention is to create deep relaxation, to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing.

Reiki treatment

The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places and hold their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas. Sessions can take 30 minutes to an hour-and-a-half, depending on the client’s needs.

 

Reiki practitioners are not trained in diagnosis and will not predict any specific outcome from treatment. If people are concerned about their symptoms they should see a doctor.

 

What do Reiki treatments feel like?

Each person experiences Reiki differently depending on their individual needs at the time.

Clients may or may not feel sensations during a Reiki treatment. Benefits reported by recipients include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of well being on all levels. Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling, or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.

Reiki stimulates energy (Reiki) to move in the body.

You already have energy in the body but it may be blocked and not flowing smoothly. During or after a treatment, you may feel the effects of energy being unblocked.

For a time, physical and psychological symptoms may worsen as the mind/body cleanses itself. This is normal and expected, so if it happens to you, just ride it out and know that the discomfort will pass and you’ll feel much better, soon. It’s important to support your body as best you can to help you move past the cleansing process.

Reiki does not direct the life force energy or manipulate it in any way – it is about clearing out the pollutants that prevent free energy flow

 

Reiki is a safe and soothing treatment that can be:

+ Comforting when life is tough
The relaxing nature of Reiki can be very helpful to people especially at difficult times in our lives. We can all feel overwhelmed or disconnected, sometimes there is a real sense of isolation, both emotionally and spiritually. Reiki treatments can bring feelings of peace, centeredness and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life.

 Reiki can be beneficial in circumstances that are short term but can also support people dealing with long-standing conditions, helping to bring comfort, acceptance and a more positive outlook.

 

+ Supportive during pregnancy
Reiki can be wonderful for pregnant women. Treatments can be very relaxing and enjoyable for the mother.

 

+ Calming for children
Children usually love Reiki. The length of a session is often shorter than it would be for an adult.

 

+ Reassuring for animals 
Animals also respond well to Reiki, they too seem to find it relaxing and soothing

 

+ Helpful at the end of life 
In such cases Reiki can be a great comfort, helping to promote a sense of peace and acceptance for the dying and their families.

 

How much Reiki would I need?

A single session may be sufficient, but it is best to discuss this with your practitioner. For instance, if you have long-standing emotional or spiritual issues, a series of sessions may be beneficial. In general, if you find that helpful changes are taking place, it is a good idea to continue treatment.

 

Contra-indications

There are no known contra-indications for Reiki. It is a non-intrusive treatment that can be delivered in a variety of settings and requires no special equipment.