Reiki is an ancient healing method, which originated in Tibet and was re-discovered in the nineteenth century by a Japanese monk named Dr Mikao Usui.
As humans we have Universal Life Energy all around us and within us. The Japanese word “reiki” consists of two syllables “rei” which describes the universal feature of this energy and “ki” which means the life force flowing and pulsating in all living things.
We are born with this life force energy and use it on a daily basis. When our energy levels are depleted it can affect our health causing physical, emotional and/or mental exhaustion, which in turn may lead to illness.
What can I expect to happen?
A Reiki treatment is a natural healing method, which allows the body to absorb more life force energy. The therapist lays his or her hands directly onto the client’s body (which is clothed) to allow the healing energy to flow in to the client’s body. The therapist acts as a channel to conduct the Universal Life Energy in to the client. Reiki passes through a purified channel in the Reiki therapist that has been opened by Reiki attunements, thus no personal energy is withdrawn from the therapist during the treatment.
A Reiki treatment generally lasts 60 minutes. During this time the therapist hands are placed over each of the seven chakra points.
Each chakra represents the body on both a physical and an emotional level.
During a treatment the universal energy flows wherever it is needed. Most people feel a pleasant sensation of warmth or a gentle tingling in the body. As the client’s energy comes into balance, stress and tension are released and there is a deep sense of relaxation and well being.
What are the benefits?
Reiki is a natural therapy that increases vitality and well-being. It brings the body and mind in to balance enhancing personal awareness, creating positive changes in body, mind and spirit which in turn enables the body to heal itself.
Reiki is often viewed as a preventative therapy; the energy flows to where it is most needed and addresses the root of the problem in the mind, rather than its physical manifestations.
When used in conjunction with conventional medical care it can help improve quality of life and bring some relief to those living with chronic medical conditions.