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.
“A Reiki treatment supports the whole person — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When a Reiki practitioner places his/her hands on an area of their own or another person's clothed body, Reiki flows through the practitioner into the person receiving the treatment. This flow may be felt as any type of sensation—heat, cold, vibration, tingling, unusual heaviness, or sometimes as no sensation at all.””
"There are studies showing that touch signals safety and trust, it soothes. Basic warm touch calms cardiovascular stress. It activates the body’s vagus nerve, which is intimately involved with our compassionate response, and a simple touch can trigger release of oxytocin."
During a reiki session I ask for the recipient to receive reiki for their highest good. It is not for me to diagnose or decide what is 'best' for you. Reiki goes wherever it is needed in the body and energy field.
Healing is a process, and a responsibility that cannot be given to someone else. As a reiki master teacher I help to facilitate your self healing by providing a safe and supportive space for us to work together with the universal energy. It is in this dynamic interaction that we can be affected by, and benefit from reiki.
If you would like to book a reiki session or would like any further information please contact me by email. I look forward to sharing reiki with you soon.
Usui Reiki Master Teacher