What Is Reiki ?
What Is Reiki ?
Reiki is a natural healing energy activated by intention.It works on every level, not just the physical.
The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early part of the 20th Century.
The Japanese word Reiki means Universal Energy. Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to well-being.
It is known as ki in Japan, chi in China and prana in India. Acupuncture, Tai chi and Yoga are all based in the free flow of this energy in a person.
Reiki is non-invasive, gentle, yet powerful, and may be used with confidence alongside orthodox healthcare. Reiki is not, however, an alternative to conventional medicine.
What happens during a session?
A Reiki Treatment is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist, non-manipulative and no pressure is applied.
The session is usually conducted with the recipient lying down, or sitting, in a comfortable and peaceful environment.
There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki energy passes easily through all materials, including plaster casts.
The Practitioner places their hands gently on or over the body; there is no massage or manipulation.
Reiki can also be given over a distance.
Reiki may be experienced as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations, or nothing at all.
My sessions usually last for 1 hour initially, then reduce to 45 minutes on follow up sessions.
I will take a short case history. A treatment plan will be agreed with you, this can be reviewed at a later date. It will always be subject to your own preferences and can be changed in line with your progress.
As a Member of both the Reiki Federation and Reiki Connection I work to their strict codes of conduct and guidelines.I am on the CNHC (Complementary Natural Health Council) register whose registrants the GMC allow GPs to refer patients to. I am accredited by the Reiki Council as a Professional Reiki Practitioner.
what are the benefits?
Illness, disability and disease bring with them their own type of stress.
Reiki by promoting relaxation and encouraging balance to emotions and the mind can help the sufferer cope with these stresses and improve their overall health.
Benefits Reported by Clients:
Deep Relaxation, Calm, Peace. A Sense of Well being, on all levels
Reiki encourages and supports positive personal choices such as improving diet, taking more exercise, devoting time for rest and leisure activities and may, under the right circumstances reduce the need for alcohol and tobacco.This encourages and engenders a greater inner harmony and balance, regular Reiki Treatments promote a calmer response to life’s challenges.
Reiki’s gentle energy is easily adapted to most medical conditions and may be used safely by people of all ages, including the newborn, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, cancer patients, the frail and the elderly, in any situation.Reiki can enhance everyday living, and regular sessions may help to promote development of a healthier, more resourceful state of being.
Where Reiki is used:
As time goes on more and more people are seeing the positive benefits of Reiki.
It is currently used in the following locations:
Complementary Therapy Centres.
Cancer Support Groups.
Post operative recovery
Drug Rehabilitation and Prisons
In the care of the elderly
First Consultation, Treatment Plan and Initial Treatment 1 hour - £25
Follow Up Treatments - £20
Concession Rates for Retirees and disabled Initial 1 hour consultation - £20, Follow Up Treatment - £15
In circumstances of financial hardship I will undertake charitable treatments, the client paying what they can afford.
Choosing a practitioner
It is important to choose a qualified practitioner who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of Reiki.
You can check whether a Reiki practitioner is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) by searching the register at www.cnhc.org.uk.
By choosing a Reiki practitioner registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured.