What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a powerful but gentle input of pure energy It is deeply calming. Reiki is made up of two Japanese words – Rei which means “Universe” or “Higher Power” and Ki which means “Life Force Energy''.

Reiki can help to release stress and tension and while restoring energy balance & vitality.

When our life force energy is high and flowing freely it is easier to maintain health and well-being.

Reiki is a gentle non-invasive technique. Reiki sessions involve the client lying down or sitting comfortably while fully clothed. The practitioner places their hands lightly on or near the client’s body allowing a free flow of energy.

It is a subtle technique and can feel as if nothing is happening. You may feel a light vibration, warmth, coolness, a pulse or you may not feel anything.

As a complementary therapy Reiki can soothe away many different troubles and traumas in a gentle, simple way.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

  • Reduction of stress and anxiety
  • Management of pain
  • Improved sleep
  • Replenished energy levels and increased vitality
  • Enhanced sense of well-being

Who is Reiki suitable for?

Reiki works at an unconscious level, on body and mind. It is safe for everyone – young and old. It is safe to use with any other medication. It is extremely gentle and non-intrusive. Reiki can do no harm.

What would I expect from a Reiki healing session?

A Reiki healing will last for anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes. 60 minutes is the most common time for a treatment.

Before the session:

You will be met by one of our friendly therapists who will ask you to fill out a brief consultation form. Before the treatment starts the client may share their current health concerns. These may be physical ailments, emotional difficulties or mental fatigue concerns. It is not always necessary for the client to share the problems arising because Reiki knows exactly what is needed. A client may not feel comfortable to share sensitive issues and that is absolutely fine. However, sometimes it is helpful for the client to express and unload by speaking about issues arising.

During the session:

The client will usually lie down on the massage table while fully clothed. 

The therapist places their hands lightly on the body, at specific energy locations, allowing a free flow of universal energy. The length of time that she leaves her hands in each position is determined by the flow of energy through her hands to you at each location. There is no pressure, massage or manipulation.

The therapist may offer some restful tips e.g. breathing exercises to allow the client to let go of all worries and enjoy the healing. Usually a client will close their eyes and not talk much, to allow for full relaxation. A client can share any thoughts or concerns they have at any time during the treatment.

Reiki treatments can be given alongside any health plan to assist and support improved health and wellbeing. More than one treatment may be helpful and in many cases 3-6 sessions may be ideal as true healing takes time.

After the session:

Your therapist will talk with you about how you feel and will recommend that you drink some water. They will then leave the room and wait in the reception area for you. Your therapist will discuss bookings for further treatments, if applicable. Please feel free to ask any questions at any time about any of the procedures. We want you to feel as relaxed and comfortable with the session as possible.

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