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What is Reiki?

The art of hands-on healing dates back thousands of years through many different cultures and traditions. Today, it is widely known as Reiki (pronounced 'Ray-Key') which translates literally from the Japanese meaning 'Universal Life Force Energy'.  Rediscovered in Japan 100 years ago by a theologist named Mikao Usui, many schools of Reiki have developed from his findings and studies. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Reiki work?

We’ve all been told at one time or another “sleep on it, you’ll feel better in the morning”. Our bodies heal best when we’re asleep because the deep state of relaxation allows your brain to better communicate with the parts of your body that require healing, effectively allowing you to heal yourself. The deep state of relaxation that a  Reiki session induces has the same effect.  

Ok, but how does it work?

Reiki works by clearing any negative, stagnant or old energies that could potentially block your energy system and Chakras (energy centres in the body). It can clear old thought patterns and belief systems that no longer define you, allowing you to live authentically and from the heart.

What about Distant Reiki, how does that work?

Reiki is energy, energy doesn't recognise time or space which means that a distant healing session is just as effective as an in-person session. I can send Reiki to you, either by connecting via video call, or by connecting with you energetically and sending at the time of your booking, intending for you to receive it at a time when you are most receptive - this is usually when you're asleep.

Has Reiki been scientifically proven?

How should I prepare for a session?

Be dressed comfortably, make sure you've eaten a light meal and have some water close to hand. Turn off your mobile and make sure you will not be disturbed for the duration of our session. Have a blanket close to hand in case you feel cold.

How many sessions will I need?

Although there is no scientific explanation for the way Reiki works, there have been numerous studies on the effects of Reiki on hospital patients over the last two decades. These studies show that Reiki treatments help diminish the negative side effects of chemotherapy, improve surgical outcomes, regulate the autonomic nervous system, and dramatically alter people’s experience of physical and emotional pain associated with illness.

Everyone is different, some of you may only require one session, others more. Ideally I like to work with clients for a minimum of three sessions. The first will clear out all the old stuff, the second will deepen the work from the first session and the third will help you integrate the work that's been done. I usually receive guidance during the healing as to how many sessions you'll require.  If you're just looking for some relaxation and tension release, I will suggest that you will know when you need to come back for a top-up.

Are there any side effects?

Whilst there are no side effects as such, you may experience 'self-healing' symptoms including deep sleep, vivid dreams, crying, memories resurfacing for resolution. Physical reactions such as fatigue, headaches or shaking are also common. All of these are perfectly normal reactions to your body's self-healing process. It is possible that your body will help you purge all the old stuff, this can be unpleasant but is also a natural part of the healing process. 

Is Reiki a replacement for conventional medicine?

Reiki is a complement not a replacement for conventional medicine. If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness you should consult your doctor. I will not diagnose or recommend any form of medical treatment.

Reiki has no connection with religion or ideological systems. It doesn't require a particular belief for it to work, simply a willingness to receive the energies, and a desire to be healed.

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