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What is Reiki and can it help you during uncertain times?

What is Reiki?

Reiki, pronounced Ray-key, is a Japanese healing technique which balances a disrupted flow of energy within the body promoting a deep sense of relaxation and healing on all levels. Reiki was developed by a Buddhist Monk named Mikao Usui who discovered this form of healing whilst on a spiritual quest after suffering from illness and then went on to teach others. A Reiki practitioner is able to conduct universal life energy (“ki”) through their hands and channel this to you by moving their hands in certain positions on or above the body.

Reiki energy is not bound by time or space and it is possible to conduct distant Reiki sessions which can be just as beneficial as an 'in-person' session. All the Reiki practitioner usually needs to perform a distant treatment is your name and location, sometimes a photo helps with connection, and a willingness on your part to accept Reiki energy for your higher good.

Not everyone has heard of Reiki but it has flourished in recent years as its positive effects have been more widely reported. We are also gaining a greater understanding of the existence of the energetic body which the Ancients understood and which is not taken into consideration in Western medicine. Hundreds of thousands of people now use Reiki worldwide so it is worth investigating this therapy further, especially if you are suffering from too much stress, anxiety and overwhelm with the world we live in today!

What is Reiki good for?

Reiki is particularly good for reducing stress and anxiety, speeding up the natural healing process and boosting energy levels. It also supports the immune system, helps ease pain, aids sleep and brings feelings of inner calm and contentment leaving you feeling better able to cope with life. During these troubling and uncertain times it can also provide great comfort as well as healing. It is also very beneficial for animals.

Anyone can benefit from a series of Reiki treatments. One treatment is fine for relaxation purposes but a course of at least four treatments at weekly intervals is recommended to allow re-balancing on a mental, physical and emotional level. Reiki can only do good and can never cause harm and is not a religious practice or associated with any particular religion.

How do I choose a Reiki Practitoner?

There are many Reiki Practitioners to choose from, across all walks of life, all over the world. As such, some have undergone different training to others. The main thing a Reiki Practitioner should have is a direct lineage to Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, and also have undergone all the necessary attunements during their training to enable them to give Reiki treatments to others. It is also a good sign if they are registered with a Reiki Association.

From personal experience I know the life changing benefits that Reiki can have and feel very honoured to now be able to offer Reiki treatments to others. During the Coronavirus pandemic I will only be performing distant treatments and I have reduced these in price to make them more easily accessible to anyone. Allow the healing power of Reiki to support you during these worrying times.

Please feel free to visit me at for more information about Reiki and other ways to bring balance to mind, body and spirit and reduce stress and anxiety.

In warmth

Sharon K

Reiki and Crystal Reiki Master/Teacher

Holistic Health and Wellness Coach

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