What is Reiki?

Reiki is a type of energy healing.  

It comes from the Japanese words 'rei,' meaning universal, and 'ki,' meaning life energy.

Where there has been physical injury or emotional pain, energy can stagnate in the body, 
and in time, these energy blocks can cause illness.

Energy medicine aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks as it allows the energy to flow.  
Improving this flow of energy around the body can enable relaxation, relieve pain, 
speed healing and reduce other symptoms of illness.

How does it work? 

The practioner gently places their hands non-intrusively, on or near the fully clothed 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 works on the four levels of healing: 
the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Who does it work for? 

Reiki 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.

What can it be used for?

Reiki can have a positive effect on all forms of illness and negative conditions.  These include:

Emotional conditions:
Low self-esteem.  Disturbed emotions like grief, fears, anger or jealousy.  Inability to cope. 

Mental conditions:
Stress.  Depression.  Anxiety.  Panic attacks.  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  
Lack of concentration.  ADD and ADHD.  Insomnia.  Negative thinking.  Addictions.

Physical conditions:
Migraines, Fibromyalgia and any body pains.  Chronic Fatigue.  Cancer. 
Autoimmune disorders.  Infertility/repeated miscarriages.

Reiki energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care and can be received as an individual or as a combined 
treatment with massage, craniosacral therapy or acupuncture.

How many treatments will I need?

This  varies from person to person as everybody is unique.

If we're dealing with a long standing emotional issue, a series of sessions may be beneficial.

If you're expressing a particular health issue, having a stressful time at home, with work 
colleagues or in your relationships, a shorter term of intensive sessions may benefit you more.

... or sometimes we just feel the need for a retune if our energy feels low. 

So if you're feeling the need for a recharge or rebalance, you'll find you know 
instinctively what's right for you as an individual.

I'd suggest giving one a try to get a sense as to  whether it sits right with you, 
and whether I'm the right practitioner for you.  

Your practice, your choice!

(nb: a one off session can be counted as one from a group booking 
if you decide you'd like to continue working with me)

What will I experience during a session?

Again, as everyone is unique each person experiences Reiki differently depending on their individual needs at the time. You may feel sensations during a Reiki treatment such as heat, a tingling sensation, or see colours or visions.   Or you may not feel anything at all or fall asleep.  

Most people find they reach a deep state of relaxation.  

The Reiki will have worked no matter what you feel, and you may notice things coming up over the course of the following week, such as emotions being gently released or old memories arising from the past ready to be let go of.  You may get a sense of clarity around certain issues or life decisions.  The most important thing to take away is that whatever your experience is, it's the right one for you!

(nb: Reiki practitioners are not trained in diagnosis and will not predict any specific 
outcome from a treatment.  If you are concerned about your symptoms you should see a doctor)

Where did it originiate?

Mikau Usai, a Japanese Bhuddist  monk, developed Usui Reiki Ryoho, the most current form of Reiki, in 1922.  However, people have practiced Reiki for about 2,500 years.

Is it safe:

Reiki treatmens are safe and suitable for use on anything alive.  
Thus, Reiki can be undertaken on any of the following:
Infants.  Children.  Teenagers.  Pregnant Women.  Adults, and even pets.

Reiki is offered as a complementary therapy to cancer patients by the Barts Health NHS Trust 
and also at many hospitals in the USA.

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