Reiki was rediscovered in the late 1800’s by a Japanese man called Dr. Mikao Usui 1865-1926. He was the founder of what we know today as the Usui System of Reiki or Usui Shiki Ryoho. Reiki translates as Universal Life Force Energy. Life-force energy is the energy that flows through all living things. It is well known and accepted in the East, known as Ki in Japan, Chi in China, Prana in India and many other names in other cultures.
This life-force energy flows through our bodies, it’s the energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. If it becomes imbalanced, blocked or disrupted it causes weakness and “dis-ease” within the body, which in turn predisposes us to physical, mental or emotional conditions. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us, and we experience a sense of wellbeing. Reiki promotes healing by activating the relaxation response and helping the body to balance itself from a very deep level, encouraging balance in body, mind and emotions. Reiki is not associated with any religion. Just an openness to receive healing energy is all you need.
Reiki is a gentle relaxation treatment that is carried out with you either lying on the therapy bed or sitting in a chair, whatever is comfortable for you. You will be fully clothed apart from shoes during the session, and experience a series of hand positions on or above your body. Your privacy is respected at all times. There isn’t really a typical Reiki session as Reiki affects each person differently, so while some people experience deep relaxation, others see colours, while others report a feeling of serenity, pain relief or a sense of wellbeing. Before we begin our session there will be time to discuss any questions you may have. It is often more relaxing to have a quiet setting where you wont be disturbed, and we can have soft music playing which I bring with me or silence, whatever you are comfortable with.
Some of the benefits of Reiki:
A more positive outlook
It can help you deal with situations and life’s challenges