Rei – ki ( pronounced Ray – key) is a system of natural healing involving the laying on of hands and is probably thousands of years old. It is widely believed that the technique was first used by Tibetan Buddhist monks and was rediscovered in the 1800’s by Mikao Usui. The word Rei means ‘universal’ and is a very general definition as Japanese Ideograms, or kanji have several levels of meaning and interpretation. The word Ki or Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit, Mana in Hawaian. Is the vital Life-Force that flows through all living things. It has been identified by all cultures and therefore has been given a variety of names. Ki surrounds and animates all life and is the primary source of our thoughts, emotions and spiritual existence.
During a Reiki treatment the client lies on a couch fully clothed and the practitioner simply places their hands on the client and the Reiki starts to flow from the palms of the practitioners hands. The hands are placed on the head and on chakra points along the spine. If the client prefers the treatment can be “hands off “in this case the hands are held slightly away from the body but above the chakra points. Receiving a treatment is normally a deeply relaxing experience, where the client often falls asleep and often does not even realise they fell asleep ! The treatment leaves the client feeling balanced rejuvenated and they feel a sense of peace and well being.
In some cases suppressed emotions or old memories are revoked during a treatment, I have had several clients who have cried all the way through a treatment, this is a major release for the client and gave us a chance to review past experiences is a caring and comforting atmosphere where the client feels at ease, this often leads the client to realise the underlying causes of problems they may be currently facing, then solutions can be found to remedy the problems.
Clients report a wide range of feelings during a treatment amongst them are a feeling of tingling, feeling cold, feeling heat, a feeling of heaviness, they may feel the energy flowing into the body or they may feel nothing. The Reiki has a way of flowing to where it is most needed, the practitioner does not need to guide the Reiki this means that every Reiki treatment is unique and the clients will report different effects. Whatever the individuals experience the general beneficial effect of the treatment is the same, with the client receiving the correct amount of energy to bring about the necessary changes to restore balance within.
We as human beings are living in times of great stress, our lives are very fast paced as we try and meet all the demands put upon us by the modern lifestyle. It is good to know that one of the greatest Reiki health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation which in turn triggers the body’s natural healing abilities and improves and maintains health. This simple non invasive healing system is very powerful and promotes wholeness of body mind and spirit.
When the flow of the “Life Force Energy” is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems tend to occur. Many situations in our daily lives can cause imbalances, situations such as physical or emotional trauma, injury, negative thought patterns and feelings such as fear, doubt, worry, anxiety, anger, toxicity, nutritional depletion, destructive lifestyle and relationships. Reiki is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind and it gives amazing results.
The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital.
Reiki is perfectly safe to use on babies, pregnant women and the elderly, it can never cause any damage and it cannot be used to cause harm. I have experience in treating the following diseases in my clients; stress, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, anxiety, eczema, high blood pressure, diabetes, prepared clients for surgery, prepared school children for exams. I also have experience of giving Reiki treatments to teenagers with anger issues producing amazing results after a short course of Reiki treatments. Amongst the health benefits that my clients have reported back to me are; a feeling of calmness, feeling lighter, a feeling of well being, rejuvenated, and weight loss read more on my testimonials page.
Before you have your first treatment we will spend time to discuss any health concerns you may have. Depending on the health concerns you have and how long you have had them for, an individual treatment plan will be tailored to your needs.
The answer is simply ‘Yes’. It is perfectly safe to use on babies, pregnant women and the elderly.