Reiki is an original Japanese healing system, discovered and developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century. Reiki pronounced “ray-kay” means “universal energy”. Eastern medicine systems work with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to wellbeing. This energy known as “ki” in Japan, “chi” in China and “prana” in India. Acupuncture, Tai chi and Yoga are all based on the free flow of this energy in a person.
Reiki isn’t part of any religion or belief system, and is generally described as a hands on healing therapy which is used to compliment orthodox health care therefore expanding treatment options. Reiki is now being used in private practice, GP’s surgery’s, Hospitals, Prisons, Hospices, cancer support groups, post operative recovery, care for the elderly and drug rehabilitation centres.
The best way to understand Reiki is to experience it. Reiki brings rapid stress reduction; recipients usually report improved sleep, digestion and a greater sense of wellbeing. Stress can cause so much pressure and high levels of stress can lead to emotional and physical health problems. Reiki can help by encouraging deep relaxation to bring balance, to both mind, body and spirit. When a person is in good health it increases vitality and postpones the aging process. Regular Reiki sessions promotes a calmer response to everyday challenges and so creates greater inner harmony, balance and peace.
Reiki’s gentle but powerful energy is adapted to most medical conditions and is safe to use on people of all ages including pregnant mothers, the newborn, surgical patients the elderly and frail, in any situation.
A Reiki treatment is non-diagnostic and non manipulative and and no pressure is applied. The Practitioner will take a short case history and a treatment plan will be discussed. A Reiki session is usually carried out with the recipient either lying down or sitting in a peaceful environment. There is no need to remove clothing as Reiki passes through all materials. The Practitioner places their hands gently on or over the body. Reiki can be experienced as warmth, coolness, tingling or other sensations. The length of a session is usually half to one hour in duration.
Although one session can make a difference and the effects can be felt for several days, a course of regular treatments can be more effective. These can be weekly, fortnightly or less depending on the individual.
Reiki does not take the place of conventional medicine, and always consult your GP for an acute or infectious conditions and problems of urgent concern.
Caroline discovered Reiki in 2002, it had such an effect on her well being, she gave up her job in 2003 to learn and grow with Reiki and has been practising ever since.
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