Reiki is a hands-on energy therapy where the therapist acts as the channel for Ki, more commonly known as Chi or Qi (or also Universal Life Force) to the patient.
– Rei roughly translates as spirit ,or divine
– Ki roughly translates as vital energy, or breath of life, consciousness
Reiki is a gentle holistic therapy which means that it works with you on the four main aspects of your true self;
- the physical
- the emotional
- the mental
- the spiritual
Reiki can be delivered as a hands-on treatment, where the hands are placed in the best positions to treat energy centres (known as chakras) or it can also be delivered with hands away from the body.
Reiki can also be sent to an individual (Distant Reiki) , when it is difficult for the recipient to physically get to see the therapist. Distant Reiki is also an effective way to top up your energy levels and clear blockages (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) when you are asleep or resting at home.
What do I need to do?
For a Reiki treatment, the patient lays down on a treatment table (effectively a massage table) and the practitioner place their hands on the specific parts of the body (as above). You just need to lay on the table and will be asked to turn over onto your front approximately half way through.
Music can be played in the background, but experience had shown me that working in silence appears to be more effective. You are free to talk at any time during the treatment.
It is not unusual for a patient to experience feeling hot or cold during the treatment. This is a normal, good sign that the treatment is working effectively.
Why would I need Reiki?
Modern life can be harsh, fast and stressful. Everything has to be done yesterday.
Every day, you can take a battering on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual basis. Sometimes you can treat this by relaxing with friend and having a drink, but this sometimes will not go far enough. Reiki will treat the whole self, meaning a more thorough and wholesome approach to releasing the stress and toxins of everyday life.
Often just taking a pill won’t get rid of the problem, just place it somewhere else, be that mentally, emotionally or spiritually.