Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a system of natural hands-on healing. It is a simple but powerful healing technique that is easily given and received by anyone.
To benefit from Reiki you only need to be open and willing to receive the energy.
Probably thousands of years old, Tibetan Buddhist monks originally used Reiki. The word Rei means universal and Ki is the vital force that flows through all living things. Thus Reiki can be defined as the universal life force. Applying Reiki to the body is a gentle but powerful way to support and enhance the life force energy in any living thing and is a useful aid to healing both physical and emotional problems. It is suitable for any age group and all states of health. Reiki cannot be used to do harm.
What happens during a treatment?
You can receive Reiki in a seated position or lying on a couch. Reiki treatment is given by the practitioner placing their hands on various places on your body. Reiki healing energy moves through the healer, allowing the free flow of energy to be channelled to you. Reiki has a way of naturally flowing to the area where it is most needed and therefore every treatment will be different.
What will I feel?
Persons receiving Reiki report differing effects, such as increased warmth, cold, or tingling sensations. Whatever the individual’s experience, the general beneficial effect of the treatment is the same. You should feel relaxed and restored and have a greater feeling of well-being.
Reasons to Use Reiki
- Gentle – but powerful hands-on technique using universal healing energy.
- Simple – one of the most ancient, purest and simplest forms of healing in use today.
- Natural – a natural healing method for restoring balance and promoting well-being.
- Healing – releases blocked energy channels, helping the body to heal itself.
- Versatile – can very easily be used with other therapies.
- Relaxing – evokes a deep sense of peace and relaxation.
- Complements the healing properties of all orthodox medical treatments or complementary therapies.
- Not intrusive – Reiki energy will pass through clothing, bandages, plaster casts etc. And therefore you can remain fully clothed at all times.
- Balances – helps balance the emotions and clear the mind.
- Vitality – increases vitality and reduces stress.