What is Reiki?
The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century. It is activated by intention and works on every level, not just the physical.
The Japanese word Reiki means ‘Universal Energy’. Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to well-being. Known as ‘ki’ in Japan, ‘chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India. Acupuncture, T’ai chi and Yoga are also based on the free-flow of this energy in a person.
What are the Benefits?
Illness can be a time of great stress. Reiki can help us cope by encouraging relaxation and bringing balance to both mind and emotions. Reiki promotes a calm, peaceful sense of well-being on all levels. It restores inner harmony and balance and regular treatments can promote a calmer response to life’s challenges.
When reiki is activated the recipient automatically draws in only as much as is needed, using it in whatever way is most appropriate at the time.
It may be experienced as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations, or nothing at all.
Reiki is being used in various settings including private practice, complementary therapy centres, GP surgeries, hospitals, hospices, cancer support groups, post-operative recovery, drug rehabilitation, prisons, HIV/AIDS centres, and in the care of the elderly.
I offer reiki to my counselling clients on request.
Please contact me for further information.