‘Reiki’ (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’ and for me it is often 'the cherry on the cake'! I personally use this on myself twice a day and the result is that I feel more grounded, content, energised and I suppose more like 'me'. It is a stand alone treatment but can be used with other techniques, especially hypnotherapy, and gives a greater holistic benefit.
It was discovered in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. It is a process of healing which occurs as the practitioner’s hands are laid on the body (if you prefer the hands can be placed just above the body) in certain positions. Whilst we are healthy we have a strong flow of energy running through our body. When we feel stressed or ill the energy flow is depleted. Reiki restores the energy.
After Reiki, you will normally feel calmer, more balanced and more energised. It is suitable for everybody. It does not have any links to religion.
The Reiki principles
Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not be angry.
Earn your living honestly.
Just for today, show gratitude to every living thing.
Honor your parents, teachers, and elders.
Can I have a Reiki treatment sitting up?
Yes. Normally, the client lies down on a treatment bed but if you prefer you can be treated seated in an arm chair.
Do I have to undress for a treatment?
No, the only thing I ask you to remove is your shoes. You can chose to have a blanket over you, or not.
Can you do Reiki without touching me?
Yes, if you prefer I can place my hands above your body.
What will I feel during Reiki?
You will normally feel incredibly relaxed. You may feel no sensations, or you may feel some of the following: cold, heat, tingling or vibration.
Can children have Reiki?
Yes children respond well to Reiki. Animals also enjoy it!