WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki (pronounced ‘ray-kee’) comes from the Japanese words, ‘rei’ (meaning ‘universal’) and ‘ki’ (meaning ‘energy’). Reiki is a natural healing energy activated by intention. It works on every level, not just the physical. The practice of Reiki is an ancient Japanese relaxation technique which is non-invasive, gentle, yet powerful and completely harmless. It was developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 20th century. Reiki may be used alongside orthodox healthcare but is not an alternative to conventional medicine.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Reiki is a completely non-invasive holistic treatment. The client remains fully clothed throughout the treatment, which is carried out either lying down or seated. The Reiki practitioner first ‘scans’ the body for any areas which need attention. Chakras (Sanskrit for ‘wheels’) - the crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacrum and root - are the body’s energy centres which can be likened to batteries that need charging. The practitioner uses a series of hand positions to channel energy to the chakras in order to help rebalance and revitalise. Reiki can be carried out either hands-off or hands-on, depending on the client’s preference
BENEFITS OF REIKI
Benefits reported by clients vary widely but include feeling calm, rejuvenated, revitalised, energised, deeply relaxed, more positive, less tense/stressed and more balanced physically and emotionally.