Reiki is gentle, non-obtrusive and aims to bring about balance in mind, body and spirit to improve well being.
It is two Japanese words:
Rei – ray – which means universal
Ki – key – which means life energy
This original 'hands on' healing technique is thousands of years old and it is thought to have originated as a Tibetan Buddhist practice that was rediscovered in the late 1800's by Mikao Usui in Japan.
The balanced flow of life energy is what maintains health and when there is an imbalance or disruption in the life force, which can be in the meridians, chakras or aura, illness can occur. It works by re-balancing and clearing the energy fields to restore health and well-being.
It is a simple, natural, safe, gentle method of deep relaxation and stress reduction which promotes healing. Although spiritual in nature, it is not a religion and will work whether you believe in it or not!
The list of conditions treatable is not exhaustive, aiding healing virtually in all illness and and injury.
Treatments can be carried out when you are:
· in a plaster cast
· on medication
· in need of a relaxing treatment
· wanting to boost your energy levels
· having cancer treatment
· due to have surgery, before and after the surgery
· having other complimentary and alternative therapies
Energy therapies cannot cure cancer but can treat associated symptoms of cancer effectively such as depression, pain and fatigue and could significantly decrease tiredness, pain and anxiety, and can also help to improve quality of life.
A treatment session is usually carried out
with the recipient lying down or sitting, there is no need to remove any
clothing as the energy passes easily through all materials, including plaster
casts. Close your eyes and imagine you are in your favourite place, whilst
listening to the relaxing music.
The Practitioner gently places their hands on or over the body starting at the head, there is no massage or manipulation. You will feel very relaxed as the energy flows through the whole body, mind and spirit and you may even fall asleep, you could be very emotional too. But don’t worry, this is part of the healing process.
Studies have found that practitioners and their clients have reported being able to experience the energy through various physical sensations, such as heat, cold and tingling.
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