Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy, an energy which is all around us. It is a system of natural healing which evolved in Japan from the dedication and experiences of Dr Mikao Usui who was inspired to develop a healing system based on his study of ancient teachings and his own personal meditation.
There is no belief system attached to Reiki so anyone can receive treatment, the only prerequisite is the desire to be healed.
Receiving a Reiki treatment is simple, the recipient is required to sit or lie and be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove clothing as Reiki can pass through anything, even plaster casts. The therapist will simply place their hands in a sequence of positions over the whole body, in a completely non-intrusive way, while the energy flows through to wherever the client needs. The practitioner is a channel which the energy is drawn through by the need or imbalance in the recipient. Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Reiki can be used to treat every level; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Acute and relatively new injuries and issues can respond very quickly but more chronic, engrained issues tend to take longer to treat. In cases where the prognosis is terminal the disease will be too advanced to reverse, however much relief and an enhanced quality of life can often be achieved.
Reiki can be used to support and enhance both complementary and traditional western medicine and is continuing to grow in popularity within various departments of the NHS.
Reiki affects each individual in a unique and personal way, depending on their needs, and can have the following effects;
- Deep relaxation,
- Psychological release and balancing,
- Balancing of energy,
- Stress relief,
- Emotional release,
- Increase of awareness,
- Deep feeling of calm,
- Reduction in physical symptoms,
Reiki is great for everyone, and if you are well, it will help to keep you that way!