What is Reiki?
Japanese Buddhist Dr. Mikao Usui developed Reiki in 1922, using spiritual energy (known as Qi) to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities, by channeling Universal life-force energy.
Reiki operates by opening, stimulating and balancing the body’s energy channels (meridians), chakras and the aura. In doing so, it can assist in re-establishing balance in health, helping treat illness & disease well after treatment finishes.
Reiki may be used for the purpose of deep relaxation, as it can put the client into very light sleep for the duration of the session. As Reiki may open the body’s energy channels and centres, it can give health, wellbeing and balance .
Regular and repeated use of Reiki may provide relief from emotional issues associated with anxiety, anger, trauma, fear, mild depression, sleeplessness, energy deficiency, over-activity, insecurity etc.
"Rei" means means spiritual wisdom and "Ki" means energy, therefore Reiki means spiritual energy
One of the most wonderful things about the system of Reiki is that, as a Reiki Practitioner, I do not direct the energy or manipulate it in anyway. It is about being open and letting go, allowing your body to draw on the energy that is offered and take what it needs.
When we take away the rational mind that judges what is right or wrong for us, we open ourselves to the power of nature and its natural healing flow. You may not know what is best for you, but your body certainly does.
Reiki recognizes the interconnectedness and sacredness of ones self and all of life, thus awakening one’s true potential. Reiki opens the mind and spirit to the causes of "dis-ease", disharmony and pain. With this understanding, individuals are empowered to take responsibility for their life, and experience the peace, love and joy of a balanced life. Since we are all connected to each other, we have an effect on everything that we meet. When we receive or give Reiki, we are a channel for healing energy.
Reiki is unconditional love and compassion and when offered from one person to another, healings can occur. Healing is a process, which leads to a sense of wholeness and inner peace. Our bodies are a blend of spiritual, mental, emotional and physical energy in continuous interaction. It is seeing ourselves through “spiritual eyes” that we are able to affect our sense of well-being, by journeying into the healing power of our soul.
What to expect during a session
A Reiki session is very relaxing and brings about a sense of peace and calm, which I'm sure we could all benefit from in today's hectic world.
During your treatment you will lie down on a therapy couch, fully clothed with only your shoes removed and I will place my hands lightly over the chakra points of the body. The session itself will last approximately 50 minutes, though I do allow an hour so that you have time for a glass of water and a chat about what we both experienced.
What is the difference between Energy Healing and Reiki?
Both therapies are based on Eastern medicine’s understanding of the ethereal body (energetic body) and each therapy taps into the same universal consciousness, but by using different techniques.