REIKI IS A NATURAL HEALING ENERGY ACTIVATED BY INTENTION. IT WORKS ON EVERY LEVEL NOT JUST THE PHYSICAL. THE PRACTICE OF REIKI IS AN ORIGINAL METHOD OF HEALING, DEVELOPED BY MIKAO USUI, IN JAPAN, EARLY IN THE 20TH CENTURY.
The Japanese word Reiki means ‘Universal Energy’. Eastern medicine has always recognized and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to well-being; known as ‘ki’ in Japan, ‘chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India. Acupunture, Acupressure, Tai Chi and Yoga are also based on the free-flow of this energy in a person.
Reiki is a gentle, yet powerful, complementary therapy that may be used with confidence alongside orthodox healthcare. As such, it expands treatment options. Reiki is not, however, an alternative to conventional medicine. You should, therefore, always consult a GP about acute or infectious conditions and in connection with problems of an urgent nature.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SESSION?
A Reiki treatment is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist, non-manipulative.
A session is usually carried out with the recipient lying down, or sitting, in a comfortable and peaceful environment. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki energy passes easily through all materials, including plaster casts.
The practitioner places their hands gently on or over the body. The recipient automatically draws in only as much energy as is needed, using it in whatever way is most appropriate at the time.
Reiki may be experienced as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations or nothing at all. The beneficial effects may be felt for several days. Jikiden Reiki is finished off with Ketsueki Kokan (or Kekko), which is a stroking and tapping done on the back as a blood rejuvenation technique after the Reiki session.
FREQUENCY OF TREATMENTS
Even one single session may make a difference; however, a course of regular treatments may be more effective. These could be weekly, fortnightly or less often, depending on individual needs.
A treatment plan will be discussed with you and reviewed as necessary. This will always be subject to your own preferences and can be changed at any time in line with progress.