Awakens the body’s ability to heal.
- Has no side effects or contraindications.
- · Is non-invasive and suitable for every age and symptom.
· Amplifies the homeostatic response of the body’s healing systems.
· Restores proper mental functioning.
· Increases experiences of joy and love.
· Accesses the soul’s intuition.
· Empowers you to utilize the full-spectrum of spiritual energy.
· Provides techniques for meditative practice.
· Connects you spiritually.
· Reiki strengthens and harmonizes the immune system.
What is Reiki?
The practice of Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century, which is activated by intention. Reiki’s natural healing energy works on every level of your being, as they are all interconnected, and promotes the body’s regenerative self-healing ability.
The Japanese word Reiki, in its purest definition, means ‘Universal Life Energy’. The term energy has also been translated as “universal life force”. Eastern philosophy and medicine has always recognized and worked with this energy, which flows through all living beings and is vital to well being. It is referred to as ‘ki’ in Japan, ‘chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India. Acupuncture, T’ai chi and Yoga are also amongst the wealth of practices that are based on the free-flow of this energy in a person.
Reiki is a non-invasive therapy whose purpose is to treat holistically and to restore homeostasis. It is a form of stress reduction/energy work, which affects all 4 levels of the body- spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. Reiki Practitioners have been specifically attuned to this energy and through precise hand placements, channel this energy into the body of the person accepting the healing.
As a result, no personal energy is drawn or drained from the giver, who is simultaneously charged and strengthened.
At present Reiki is being used in various settings including private practice, complementary therapy centers, GP surgeries, hospitals, hospices, cancer support groups, post-operative recovery, drug rehabilitation, prisons, HIV/AIDS centers, and in the care of the elderly.
What are the Benefits?
The energy of Reiki can be used to great effect in many ways. Whether one is suffering from stress or tension, and the many symptoms associated with this, or wishing to improve the quality of relationships at home or work, the beneficial effects of Reiki occur on many levels. Reiki can accelerate the healing of physical problems, balance the emotions, and free us from restrictive mental attitudes. It may also provide a closer connection with inner wisdom.
Reiki encourages and supports positive personal change such as improving the diet, having more rest, exercise or leisure time, and may reduce the need for alcohol and tobacco. Reiki can allow us to respond more calmly to all events, and build on a more resourceful state of being. Reiki is a gentle energy and may be used safely by all ages, including the newborn, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly, regardless of their state of health. Reiki can enhance everyday life, and regular sessions help to ward-off illness and fatigue.
Reiki is a non-invasive therapy that can be used without fear of any side effects or overdose. It may be used with confidence alongside conventional medication or natural remedies because it acts in a complementary way.
What can Reiki do?
- It has the ability to loosen and release blocked energy which so often is a contributing factor of dis-ease.
- Clean the body of toxins (protect yourself from a nutritionally depleted and often toxic food and water supply).
- Reiki strengthens and harmonizes the immune system. We continually use up life force energy without replacing it. Reiki helps us to replenish and add to our energy and, in this way, helps to create a healthy body.
- Reiki rejuvenates the mind, body and spirit by balancing the body´s energies.
- Heal emotional and mental problems.
- Increase intuition and focus.
- Improve your relationships.
- Increase spiritual awareness.
- Increase the experience of joy and love.
- Empower you to utilize the full-spectrum of your energy.
It is not surprising that Reiki has been used for literally thousands of years to treat virtually every type of human affliction.
Is Reiki always safe?
The purpose of Reiki is to supply the body with additional energy which it can use for healing itself. Reiki can be used safely regardless of whatever illness the receiver is suffering from.
Reiki makes no diagnoses and it is intended to be used as a complementary healing method.
Reiki As An Adjunct To The Health Professional:
Whether you are an allopathic or holistic practitioner, whether you treat the body or the mind, Reiki is again first a resource for you. Understand that it is drawn from an endless fountain of universal energy, renewing to giver and receiver alike. It is the antidote to burnout.
Reiki augments all techniques specific to your field and unobtrusively combines with your routine procedures.
A strict, prolonged application is not necessary to see results
It creates better empathy and intuitive connection with your client.
You will notice more rapid and lasting benefits, with much less effort.
Reiki empowers both you and your client.
It reduces rehabilitation time, pain and the need for medication.
In cases of chronic or terminal illness it brings relaxation and comfort.
It buffers the anxiety and suffering of loved ones.
What Happens During A Session?
A session is usually carried out with the client lying down or sitting, in a comfortable and peaceful environment. There is no need to remove any clothing. The practitioner places their hands gently, in a series of positions, on or over the body. The client’s system automatically draws in only as much Reiki as its needed, using it in whatever way is most appropriate at the time. Reiki may be felt as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations, or nothing at all. Reiki is deeply relaxing, eases stress, and has a calming effect. Treatment is enhanced if one can rest for a while afterwards and drink plenty of water to help the body detox. Be responsive to the needs of your body, e.g. resting if tired, and allow the energy to continue its work after the session ends. The beneficial effects may be felt for several days.
How Often do I Need to Have a Treatment?
Although even one Reiki session can make a difference, it is usually more effective to have a course of regular treatments. This may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on the needs of the individual. A treatment plan will be discussed with you, and reviewed as necessary. This will always be subject to your own preferences, and can be changed at any time according to progress.
Reiki does not take the place of conventional medicine. Always consult a GP for an acute or infectious condition, and problems of urgent concern. Reiki is a complementary therapy that works effectively alongside orthodox healthcare, so expanding treatment options.
Can anyone learn Reiki?
The ability to channel Reiki cannot be learnt from a book or by instruction. To be able to receive Reiki, students go through a special initiation which ‘attunes’ them to the Reiki energy. Over time this connection is improved through practice, and by actually using the Reiki energy on themselves – typical known as ‘self treatment’. It is considered essential to treat oneself with Reiki, and indeed many people use it exclusively for reasons of personal development, healthcare and stress-management.
The attunement / initiation
An initiation / attunement can only be performed by a Reiki Master (teacher). It is felt that this process harmonizes a person with the Reiki energy so they can receive and pass it on to others. This process is not exclusive, anyone can be attuned / initiated to Reiki regardless of their spiritual or religious beliefs.