What is Reiki?

What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese spiritual healing technique. The word Reiki itself is made from two words, Re means Universe, and Ki means Life Force Energy. Reiki translates to Universal Life Force Energy.

Who we are as a being, is made up essentially of 3 parts, Mind, Body & Soul (Spirit). We often work to heal the mind/emotions with things such as therapy, counselling and medication, and heal the physical body through diet, exercise and medication, but essentially we can forget about our spirit, or rather, our energy body. Our spirit/energy body is not a religious based theory, but a scientific one. The human body has a scientifically detectable energy field, that forms a donut shape (known as a torus field). This torus field is detectable up to several feet away. When something is out of balance in our body or mind, it can affect our energy field, and vice versa. 

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Image courtesy of the Institute of Heartmath, heartmath.com

According to the Institute of Heartmath “The heart’s magnetic field, which is the strongest rhythmic field produced by the human body, not only envelops every cell of the body, but also extends out in all directions into the space around us. The heart’s magnetic field can be measured several feet away from the body by sensitive magnetometers. Research conducted at HMI suggests the heart’s field is an important carrier of information.” 

Reiki works on all 3 areas of your being – mind, body and spirit. Reiki is a non invasive Japanese natural energy healing technique which rebalances the body’s energy flow, assisting in removing energy blockages which may have steadily built up over many years, eventually causing physical pain, emotional upset, stress and feelings of stagnancy. Reiki promotes the body’s inbuilt natural healing abilities, assisting with relaxation, stress reduction, pain reduction, better sleep quality, mind & body healing and improved meditation. It also promotes mindfulness, resiliency, as well as feelings of peace, security and a general sense of well-being. Many people have reported that their Reiki treatments have provided miraculous results.

“”REiKi is a Japanese spiritual Healing technique

built on tHe knowledge that tHe body is innately able to Heal itself”

Reiki is a safe, simple, and natural spiritual healing method, that through the “laying on of hands” encourages the body’s relaxation response, shifting the body into the parasympathetic mode.  However it can be performed without any physical touch if that is preferred. When the body is in this state there is a reduction in the perception of pain, and the immune system increases, whilst inflammation decreases. Reiki is non-invasive, so it can work in conjunction with other therapeutic or medical techniques to promote healing and recovery, and relieve side affects. It has been reported to have been effective in assisting virtually all known ailments, and leaves the recipient with noticeably beneficial effects.

“REiKi is Universal LiFE FoRcE EnERgy. 

Re means UniveRse, and Ki means Life FoRce EneRgy”

People chose to benefit from Reiki treatments for many reasons. Some people use it as a stress relief, some for pain or health issues, and some for personal progression to assist with clearing past traumas and emotions. Reiki is a beautiful and effective form of energetic healing, utilising the Universal Life Force Energy.

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What DoEs REiKi FEEl LikE?

Reiki is such a beautiful and powerful treatment, that everyone can feel its effects differently.  Some people may have physical sensations such as tingling, warmth, cold, feeling heavy or like you are floating, seeing colours, visions, or perhaps nothing at all.  There is no right or wrong, and if you didn’t feel any sensations, it doesn’t not mean the Reiki energy did not work, we are all different and experience things differently, even without direct sensations, people report feeling “lighter” and with a greater sense of clarity after a Reiki healing treatment. Reiki is a subtle yet incredibly powerful energy.  To fully benefit it needs to be subtle so that you can fully integrate the energy where it is needed, too forceful and it could cause you issues.

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Who cAn HavE REiKi?

Reiki is suitable for everyone, however there are circumstances when some adjustments need to be made during or after the treatment.

Pacemaker: If you have a pacemaker fitted, you can have a Reiki treatment, just please make us aware before your treatment so we know to avoid the area. Pacemakers are energy devices, and Reiki is energy healing, so to avoid any potential issues we simply avoid your pacemaker site when performing the treatment.

Diabetes: If you have diabetes we strongly recommend being extra diligent checking your levels for the 24-48 hours after your treatment. Reiki can produce amazing benefits in those with diabetes, and as such as the energy healing works, it can alter the way that your levels would normally be, so be mindful to keep a closer eye on them than normal in case you need to alter your food or medication.

Pregnancy: If you are pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant, you can still have a Reiki treatment, but please make us aware in advance as we will avoid working directly on the reproductive organs. Reiki can be incredibly beneficial in pregnancy, creating a sense of calm and balance, which in turn creates a loving, calm and balanced space for your baby to grow.

Hearing Aids: If you wear hearing aids, we would just asks that you remove them prior to your appointment as they can react during the healing work and produce loud high pitched noises. You can wear them to your appointment, but simply remove before the treatment begins, and replace at the end of the treatment.

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Is REiKi SafE?

Reiki is a completely safe form of complementary medicine, and has never been shown to produce any negative side effects.

Dr Robert Graham (MD) – a Harvard-trained, board-certified doctor of integrative medicine – states that “Reiki has a long healing tradition in medicine, particularly in the nursing world—it’s really safe and gentle.”

Sometimes after a Reiki healing session, you may experience different feelings or sensations, such as long suppressed memories, random emotions, peace, joy, phantom pains, tearfulness, contemplation etc. These are all completely normal, and are a result of old energy and emotions being shifted and released. Simply be aware of any memories or emotions rather than try to bury them, realise that they are a positive sign of the healing, shed a tear if you feel you need to, and take a deep cleansing breath, and allow that emotion or memory to be released from and turned into light. Each time you have a Reiki treatment, you can work deeper and deeper through the system, releasing emotions, traumas and stresses in layers. With each layer that’s cleared, you will likely feel the benefits continuing and increasing.

To book your Reiki appointment, please contact us.

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