(You can play some wonderful relaxing music while you read all about Reiki below)
I have been trained to Reiki Master level and can either incorporate Reiki healing sessions in to my commission with you as your celebrant (great if you would like a bit of ‘me’ time for de-stressing and relaxation) or you can book me simply as a Reiki Practitioner, without any other service.
If you would like to learn the art of Reiki yourself, I can also offer one to one training, at levels 1, 2 and Master. Find out more and feel free to contact me for further information and a no-obligation quote, for Reiki teaching.
The Benefits of Reiki
- One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which may in turn trigger the body’s natural healing ability (immune system), aid in better sleep and improve and maintain health.
- Reiki has been shown to balance the mind and emotions. Regular Reiki treatments can bring about a calmer and more peaceful state of being, in which a person is better able to cope with everyday stress. Promoting good mental balance could also enhance learning, memory, and mental clarity. Reiki can assist with healing mental and/or emotional wounds and help to alleviate mood swings.
- On a physical level, Reiki may help to relieve pain from headaches, migraine, arthritis, and sciatica ~ to name just a few. It can also help with symptoms of asthma, chronic fatigue, menopause, and insomnia.
- Reiki can speed up recovery from surgery or long-term illness and may help in adjusting to medicine and/or treatment. It may also reduce side-effects.
- Reiki has been shown to offer relief during emotional distress and sorrow, and help in the grieving process. It can support with clearing emotions – preventing them from becoming draining and all-consuming.
What is Reiki?
“Reiki” (pronounced, ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’, and is a word used to describe a system of natural healing, This tradition was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication.
Reiki treatment is a process that anyone can enjoy in the normal course of their life. It can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and often helps to provide emotional support during recovery. The practice is taught by Reiki masters / teachers who have trained in the tradition passed on in person from master to student.
The method of receiving Reiki is very simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner then gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions, on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas, although a practitioner may work on particular areas for slightly longer if they feel it’s required. Sessions can be either 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the client’s needs and requests.
Reiki practitioners aren’t allowed to diagnose or predict any specific outcome from treatment, however they will happily talk about the session with the recipient, once the treatment has ended. If people are concerned about their symptoms they should always see a doctor.
What do Reiki treatments feel like?
Each person experiences Reiki differently depending on their individual needs at the time.
Clients may or may not feel sensations during a Reiki session. Benefits reported by recipients include deep relaxation and a calm, peaceful sense of well-being on all levels. Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling and pressure, or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have quite an emotional response. This is all perfectly normal.
There are no known contra-indications for Reiki. It is a non-intrusive treatment that can be delivered in a variety of settings and requires no special equipment.
Who can benefit from Reiki?
In short, anyone can benefit from a Reiki session, however there are certain circumstances in particular when recipients may especially benefit from treatment.
Reiki can be wonderful for pregnant women. Treatments can be very relaxing and enjoyable for the mother.
Children usually love Reiki. The length of a session is often shorter than it would be for an adult.
Animals also respond well to Reiki, they too seem to find it relaxing and soothing.
- End of life
In such cases Reiki can be a great comfort, helping to promote a sense of peace and acceptance for the dying and their families.
Due to its relaxing and calming nature, Reiki has been shown to have extremely positive results for those people experiencing depression, anxiety, and stress.