What is REIKI

What is Reiki?

The word "Reiki" means "mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign." It comes from the Japanese words "rei" (universal)
and "ki" (life energy). Reiki is a type of energy healing. Energy healing targets the energy fields around the body. Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been a physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness. Energy medicine aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure. Improving the flow of energy around the body can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.

Brief History of Reiki

Reiki has been around for thousands of years. Its current form was first developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist called Mikao Usui, who reportedly taught 2,000 people the Reiki method during his lifetime. The practise spread to the U.S. through Hawaii in the 1940s, and then to Europe in the 1980s. It is sometimes referred to as palm healing or hands-on healing.

What actually happens in a Reiki session?

Reiki is best delivered in a peaceful setting, but it can be carried out anywhere. You will sit in a comfortable chair or lie on a table, fully clothed. There may or may not be music, depending on your preference. Hands are lightly placed on or over specific areas of the head, limbs, and torso using different hand shapes, for between 2 and 5 minutes. Hands can be placed on or over 20 different areas of the body. If there is a particular injury, such as a burn, the hands can be held just above the wound. Whilst the hands are lightly placed on or over the body, the transfer of energy takes place.  During this time, the patient may notice that the hands may be warm and tingling. Each hand position is held until the practitioner senses that the energy has stopped flowing. When the practitioner feels that the heat, or energy, in their hands has abated, they will remove their hands and may place them over a different area of the body.

Some Reiki techniques

I can explain to you in more detail after a more detailed discussion which of the above will be best for your individual circumstances. The techniques involved have names such as:

  • Centering
  • Clearing
  • Beaming
  • Extracting harmful energies
  • Infusing
  • Smoothing and raking the aura

Still a little unsure if Reiki Healing can help you? : Please do call me or email me to have a brief chat and arrange an informal and personal discussion about your own individual circumstances, needs and expectations. It costs nothing to find out more!

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