Reiki is a form of energy healing. It is gentle, non-invasive and works with our body’s own intuitive capacity for self-healing.
Reiki describes the universal life force that resides in all of us. At times our ability to connect with that life force is blocked or out of balance. Reiki helps us to shift the blocks and realign on an energetic level, opening us up to a greater sense of emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
Because Reiki is working with the body’s ability to heal itself, it is beneficial at any time of life. Reiki creates the internal space that allows us to move out of tension and dis-ease and into a state of harmony and wellbeing.
Reiki was developed in the early 1900’s by Mikao Usui in Japan. His method was adapted and went on to be taught in the west by Mrs Hawayo Takata. These are the 2 forms of Reiki that are generally referred to. I am trained in the Original Usui form of Reiki. This is an intuitive method of working that allows the practitioner to be guided by the needs of the individual client. I am drawn to this form of Reiki because it reflects my belief that healing is an individual process and my role as a practitioner is to facilitate that process rather than lead it.
For a treatment you will generally be asked to lie down, if this is too uncomfortable seating in fine. You remain fully clothed. I will ask you to relax and close your eyes. I will begin by resting my hands on your shoulders and then move around the body. Usually my hands will be held slightly away from the body but occasionally I may be drawn to gently rest my hands on a particular area.
We are all individual and our experience of Reiki is the same. The majority of people will feel a deep sense of relaxation during a treatment. Occasionally some people may see colours or images, they may also feel tingling sensations in different areas of their body. There is no right or wrong. The capacity for healing is always present regardless of our individual reactions. After a treatment you may feel energised, relaxed, buzzing or mellow. Again, it is a very individual experience. Try and allow yourself time after a treatment to absorb these feelings and be open to any thoughts that may arise.