Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese hands-on healing technique which channels energy through the hands of the therapist to the patient, helping to realign and unblock energy held within the body. Your Reiki therapist, who is attuned to the Reiki energy during training, directs the flow of Reiki energy to the parts of the body which need it most using specific hand placements and techniques.
What will happen during a treatment?
You will be made comfortable on the couch, lying first on your front so the therapist can treat your back and then on your back so the front of your body can be treated.
The therapist will place their hands on certain points of your body in order to channel the Reiki energy, this may be a set sequence or it may be more directed to your need at the time. The therapist may also spend some time with their hands off working in the energy field which surrounds you.
You should expect to feel calm, relaxed and you may find that you fall asleep during the treatment. You may feel warmth or tingling during the treatment but every person who experiences Reiki will feel something different. If you are at all concerned about what you sense during a treatment, you should speak to your therapist.
What Reiki can do to help you
The following list mentions a few of the most common problems people have Reiki for. It is especially good for children, the elderly and pregnant women (though a doctors note should be obtained if you wish to be treated before the end of your first trimester).
- General aches and pains
- Digestive problems
- Insomnia and other sleep problems
- Stress and tension
- Emotional problems
- Recovery from shock and trauma
- Overcoming phobias
- Aid weight loss
- Help to kick bad habits
- Promote faster recovery after surgery
- Improve long term conditions