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. The hands are the tool through which the Reiki practitioner passes energy to your body to activate its self-healing abilities. Reiki has flourished in recent years as its positive effects have been more widely reported. Hundreds of thousands of people now use Reiki worldwide! It is particularly good for reducing stress and anxiety, boosting energy levels, speeding up the natural healing process and bringing feelings of inner calm and contentment leaving you feeling better able to cope with life!
Reiki was developed by a Buddhist Monk named Mikao Usui. He discovered this form of healing whilst on a spiritual quest after suffering from illness and is credited as the founder of Reiki. In the early 1900's he went on to teach other people how to treat themselves and others. A true Reiki practitioner has a direct lineage to Mikao Usui. Reiki is not a religious practice or associated with any particular religion.
Anyone can benefit from a series of Reiki treatments. One treatment is beneficial but a course of at least three treatments at weekly intervals is recommended to allow rebalancing on a mental, physical and emotional level. Reiki can only do good and can never cause harm.
As a Reiki Practitioner, I enjoy being able to bridge the gap between western medicine and the “alternatives,” while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal.
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)
I am now offering Distance Reiki treatments in place of In-person treatments so we can protect eachother. Distance Reiki can be just as effective as an In-person treatment and can provide great comfort and healing during these troubling times. The other benefit is that it costs a lot less!
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When choosing a therapist, you want to be sure you’re choosing one that you can fully trust to answer all of your questions and concerns. Below are some frequently asked questions about Reiki.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REIKI
There are many benefits of Reiki such as:
Accelerates the body's self healing
Promotes harmony and balance
Reducing stress and anxiety
Supports the immune system
Calms the mind
Helps relieve pain
Aids better sleep
Provides deep relaxation
....and many other benefits.
Reiki is not painful and can do no harm and will offer your body the support it needs to heal.
How can distance Reiki work?
Reiki distance healing is not easily understood or explained and I won't go into quantum physics here! A simple way is that Reiki is a healing energy which vibrates at a specific frequency. Reiki Practitioners can tune into this frequency at an energetic level and direct the energy for the higher good towards the person/animal who requires the healing. The thought and intention also plays a large part and the individual who the healing is intended for must be willing to allow healing to happen.
WHY IS REIKI GOOD FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY?
Stress is very damaging to our overall health and wellbeing. When we remain in a state of stress our system never gets a chance to return to its natural state of healing.
Reiki very quickly triggers the body's natural balancing response and opens the pathways that have been closed by stress by inducing deep relaxation.
Do you treat patients with severe health problems?
Although Reiki cannot cure a terminal or chronic illness it can help you cope by promoting a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing which in turn helps the body.
Reiki can help to control side effects associated with cancer treatments, such as pain, anxiety and sickness.
What will my first session be like?
After you have completed a client intake form we can address any health issues you may have and you will have chance to ask any questions that you have about Reiki prior to beginning.
During a Reiki session you will lie on a massage table fully clothed and shoes off with your head on a pillow. If lying on your back is not comfortable for you other positions such on your side or on your stomach are fine. You can even receive Reiki in a chair if you prefer.
I perform the session by moving my hands above your body from your head down to your feet in a series of hand positions. Each hand position directs energy flow into your body in order to open areas of blockage. Reiki is not massage and no pressure is applied to any part of the body.
What will I feel during and after a Reiki Treatment?
This varies for everyone but there are some basic similarities. Most people experience a deep sense of peace and relaxation during a Reiki session that lasts for several hours after. Often people feel heat or cold coming from my hands. Others feel vibrations or see colors or lights. Some feel emotional. Many people fall asleep during the treatment and some feel nothing at all! All of these things are perfectly normal during Reiki.
Sometimes you will have some form of a healing response during the first 24-48 hours after treatment, as the body and mind release various forms of negative energy that may have been blocked. This could be headaches or mild flu-like symptoms. Some people feel emotional shifts take place. Most people sleep better and experiences less pain and more easily return to a state of calm than usual.
How can Reiki Help Animals?
Just the same as with us humans our animals friends can benefit from the healing power of Reiki. It can provide the same benefits for them as it provides for us by balancing a disrupted flow of energy within their body to allow healing to occur on a physical, mental and emotional level.
(Please note I am not a doctor or a counsellor. You should consult your doctor about any health issue or concerns prior to embarking on alternative therapy treatments, even though they are safe and non invasive).
Reiki is a very gentle and effective way of addressing imbalance within the body. It provides deep relaxation, reduces stress, and will help to re-align a disrupted energy flow and promote healing at all levels. Anyone can benefit from Reiki. Often after an injury, surgery or a traumatic event, Reiki can help the body's natural healing process. It is now used by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide as its benefits have been more widely reported and accepted. I use the 'hands-off' approach when giving my Reiki treatments as clients often feel more comfortable this way and the Reiki healing energy will flow to where it is most required as I move my hands in set positions a few inches above the body. You remain fully clothed throughout apart from removal of shoes and jewellery as this can disrupt the flow of Reiki energy.
Reiki and Essential Oils
Balance Your Emotions
With the use of 100% pure essential oils in a difuser during your Reiki treatment, your experience will be enhanced and help your mind and body feel free and clear of all worries and stresses that life places upon us. The power of natural plants is a great healer to the mind/body and is underestimated and often overlooked in modern medicine. The oils I use have been specially sourced from a holistic company who are dedicated to providing sustainably produced, unadulterated oils by working closely with the distillers to ensure their purity. Only by using the pure oil of the plant can we benefit from its healing energy. For this reason I do not use fragrance or synthetic oils.
Reiki Crystal Healing
An Ancient Science
The use of specially selected crystals is a very powerful tool to enhance your Reiki treatment. By combining the Reiki energy with the crystals, their healing power is amplified. As a certified Reiki Crystal Healing Practitioner I will use the crystal most suited to your personal healing. Once again we are rediscovering the ancient art of using crystals which the Sumerians and Egyptians understood. The natural healing ability of crystals is becoming more widely accepted as science has shown that they vibrate at different frequencies which in turn can affect the body's own vibration for healing purposes. They are thousands of years old and as part of our planet can be of profound benefit to all who use them with care.
Reiki Chakra Balancing
Our bodies are made up of 7 main energy centres known as chakras and when one or more of these become imbalanced or blocked it can create unwelcome symptoms, both emotionally and physically. The use of Reiki can help re-balance these chakras and bring the mind/body back into alignment. This can usually be done in a short treatment with the help of Reiki charged chakra balancing stones. However you may find that a specific chakra requires more work at a deeper level and so a full Reiki treatment concentrating on that particular area may be beneficial in this case.
Special course of Reiki treatment for Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Naturally reduce your symptoms
When you feel like you can never find your way across the bridge to a happier place and you are weighed down by the pressure of life then turn to the healing power of Reiki. Reiki has great benefit for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed and struggling with the debilitating effects of stress, anxiety and depression in today's hectic world. It balances the energetic body which promotes a feeling of wellbeing and allows healing to occur on an emotional level. During this one hour session I will also include specially selected crystals and essential oils designed to promote peace and calm. You will also receive a free depression and anxiety support pack with useful tips and general information.
(£10 discount when 3 or more treatments are booked in advance).
EFT can also help you manage your stress and anxiety.
Reiki for Grief
Regain emotional balance
Dealing with the loss of a loved one can have a profound negative effect on the mind and body. During this time you need extra care to help you recover a little. The healing power of Reiki energy can help restore a sense of peace which will enable the body to deal with the stress of the loss and promote healing of the spirit. For this one hour treatment you can relax in a safe space and start to heal. I combine Reiki with the use of specially selected crystals and essential oils to help bring emotional balance. I also provide you with guidance and a bereavement support pack, which includes useful contact numbers, to help you cope and manage your grief.
(£10 discount when 3 or more treatments are booked in advance)
EFT is also a useful tool to help you cope.
Reiki for New Mums
Reiki is very beneficial for new mums, it helps to bring calm to the mind and reduce the stress and anxiety with having a new born around and provides deep relaxation. Reiki helps to re-balance the body's energy flow, especially after a challenging labour experience. I provide a special package with crystals and essential oils in a safe space with baby changing facilities available. Babies can also benefit from the gentle Reiki energy. When you book a course of 3 treatments you also have the choice of a free pampering gift
(as well as a £10 discount).
EFT can also be beneficial for new mums struggling to cope.
Reiki Distance Healing
Reiki is not bound by time or space
Reiki Distance Healing is a valuable healing technique and just as effective as an in-person session. It is based on the principle of free and uninterrupted energy flow even over great distance. Distance Reiki helps activate the natural healing processes and helps restore physical and emotional well-being. As a certified Reiki Practitioner I am trained in the art of distance healing. I can also provide this service with the use of crystals.
Calms and helps heal
Reiki is a safe non-invasive form of healing that addresses the whole animal – mind, body and spirit.
With my 'Hands-on' Reiki therapy, your animal friend should feel relaxed and renewed after each session. The healing energy of Reiki will flow to where it is needed. Just a few treatments can make an enormous difference to the animal's health. If the animal is not open to receiving the treatment 'hands-on' then I will do the 'hands-off' version. Your animal knows what it needs.