What is Reiki?
Just for today: Do not worry, Do not anger, Honour yourself and others, Work honestly, Be grateful for every living thing.' Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy, an energy which is all around us. It is a system of natural healing which evolved in Japan from the experience and dedication of Dr Mikao Usui. Fired by a burning question, Dr Usui was inspired to develop this healing system from ancient teachings after many years of study, research and meditation. He spent the rest of his life practising and teaching Reiki. Today Reiki continues to be taught by Reiki Sensei who have trained in the tradition passed down from Master to student.
For Reiki, all you have to do is lay on the couch, breathe deeply, relax and allow the energy to flow naturally. If you are unable to lie down the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for you to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki will pass through anything, even plaster casts. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body. Intuition is also used for areas which require extra work. The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms. Secret, Sacred symbols are used to enhance the healing energy and also for distance healing.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
Reiki can help to:
· It is possible to heal at any level of being: physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.
· Alleviate anxiety, tension, depression and stress, calm the mind and aid relaxation
· Improve insomnia by promoting restful sleep
· Heal acute injuries very quickly but more chronic illness takes longer.
· In some cases such as terminal illness, there is not enough time for the progress of the disease to be reversed. However, in such cases there is usually great benefit and enhancement of the quality of life giving a sense of peace and acceptance during the time remaining.
· Self-healing also gives great benefits. Encourage a general sense of wellbeing, calmness and relaxation, balance the body, mind and spirit
Will I need more than one treatment?
This will depend on your individual needs and expectations. Most people have between three and six sessions, usually once a week, followed by monthly body maintenance
What happens during a Reiki treatment?
During the first consultation, the therapist will ask for a number of basic details regarding medical history and general health concerns in order to best tailor your treatment. Every aspect of treatment will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If this treatment is appropriate for you, the therapist will ask you to remove your footwear and settle you into a comfortable position. The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is a very simple process. The recipient simply lies on a couch and relaxes. If they are unable to lie down the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for the recipient to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki will pass through anything, even plaster casts. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body. Intuition is also used for areas which require extra work. The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms. A full treatment usually takes 1 to 1½ hours with each position held for several minutes. Secret, Sacred symbols are used to enhance the healing energy and also for distance healing.
There might be after effects and these are normal reactions to treatments. The symptoms can be uncomfortable at the time and usually pass after 24 hours. Your body is working to remove toxins from your system and your treatment speeds up this process.
Typical after effects may include tiredness, muscular aches and pains, going to the toilet more often, changed sleep patterns and headaches. To make sure that you get the most from your treatment, you should follow the guidance below:
Drink plenty of water. Massage helps your body remove toxins from your body. Drinking plenty of water helps this process.
Eat Light Meals. Avoid heavy, stodgy foods; they usually contain more toxins and are harder for your body to break down.
Relax. Try and rest as much as you can after a treatment, you should feel revitalised. Remember, no housework!!
Don’t sun bathe or use sun beds, it isn’t safe as your skin will burn easily due to the oils.
Reduce the use of: Caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, these are all toxins which your body is working to remove and they may disrupt sleep patterns.
I look forward to working with you. Taking this time out for yourself is so important. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions
Advanced Complementary Healthcare Practitioner