Reiki is a Japanese healing system for relaxation and stress relief. It is a natural energy therapy that promotes holistic balance and healing, and can benefit us on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. The negative effects of stress on our health and wellbeing are well documented. It is important to be kind and compassionate to ourselves, and to give ourselves the time and space to heal. Self care is not selfish.
Reiki helps to relax and balance the energy of the recipient and in doing so supports our own self-healing process. Everyone reacts in their own way to a reiki session. Often there is a feeling of deep relaxation and it is not unusual for people to feel a release of emotions, and to cry, laugh, fall asleep, and feel warm or cold. We will all have our unique experiences of reiki and how it works and manifests in us.
Reiki is administered by gently placing the hands in a series of positions on the fully clothed body or in the energy field/aura of the client. A reiki session is usually carried out on a massage table, but can also be done seated if this is more comfortable.
The reiki practitioner does not seek to diagnose - reiki goes where it needs to go for the best effect and use. Reiki flows through the practitioner to the client but is not created by the practitioner. The practitioner acts as a conductor and catalyst of the energy. Reiki works alongside other complementary therapies and medication/medical treatment. It should not be regarded as a cure, religion or belief system.