"Reiki" (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’, a term used to describe a natural system to help bring about an improved sense of wellbeing and a positive feeling of spiritual renewal. This tradition was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system and benefits may include deep relaxation and the promotion of a calm peaceful sense of wellbeing.
The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is simple. The recipient remains clothed and comfortably lies on a couch or sits on a chair. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively, on or near the body using their intuition and training as a guide. There is no massage or manipulation. Reiki can be used on the person as a whole, or on specific parts of the body. It is also possible to receive Reiki at a distance.
Reiki is taught by Reiki Master/Teachers, who have trained in the tradition passed on, in person, from Master to student. Students go through a process of initiation/attunement to the Reiki energy. They are then able to treat themselves and others, not only from a personal and emotional perspective but also as an aid to individual development and spiritual growth. A Reiki therapist uses the universal life force to channel energy to activate natural healing processes in a client's body to restore physical and emotional wellbeing using bio-magnetic energy to induce current flows in tissues and cells. The treatment brings about relaxation and brings balance to mind and emotions by working on a client’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
What to expect from a Reiki practitioner
With your agreement, we will touch your head and shoulders, arms, legs, and feet. All other areas will be hands-off with my hands hovering a few inches above you. Each hand position will be maintained for approx. 4 minutes, or longer if we feel you need it in a particular area. Your treatment itself will last around 50 minutes. You may experience some sensations during the treatment, heat or tingling is the most common. After the treatment, you will be provided with aftercare advice.
During your first treatment, we will work through and complete a Consultation Form for you to sign as well as signing a GDPR Form. Treatment records will be completed for each session and these will be stored securely for 7 years. You will need to bring a list of your current medications with you to your first appointment. There are no current contraindications against using Reiki in any way but we will discuss and manage your expectations during your first appointment.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.