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'.
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 and the deep state of relaxation that Reiki induces has the same effect. It allows your brain to better communicate with the parts of your body that require healing, effectively allowing you to heal yourself.
Ok, but how does it work?
Reiki works by replenishing your energy system - 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 serve us, allowing us to live authentically and from the heart.
Has Reiki been scientifically proven?
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.
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?
Everyone is different, some of you may only require one session, others more. I usually recommend 3 treatments within 14 days for a specific issue, although this varies depending on the problem. If you're just looking for some relaxation and tension release, I would suggest that you will know when you need to come back for a top-up.
Are there any side effects?
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.
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.
Is Reiki religious?
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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“The natural healing force in each one of us is the greatest force in getting well”