AN INTRODUCTION TO
What is Reiki?
Reiki comes from Japan and generally translates as “Universal Life Force Energy”.
Mikao Usui developed Reiki in early 20th Century Japan after combining practices from a number of ancient Eastern traditions which recognises energy flows through all living things.
For centuries, traditions such as Chinese medicine focused on restoring and balancing the flow of energy, or Qi, along the body’s meridians. Ayurveda, hands-on healing traditions, shamanism, and other disciplines all work with energy fields.
Reiki isn’t based on religion or belief systems. It is a powerful, yet a gentle, form of touch or meditative connection with life force, allowing energy to flow wherever the healing is needed.
Reiki supports the physical, emotional and mental energetic systems of the body all in one go.
All Reiki requires the practitioner to be ‘attuned’ to allow energy flow and have pure intention. Teachings are handed down from Reiki Master Teacher to the student.
As a Reiki therapist, I feel and direct the life force energy into the receiver’s body, noticing any stuck energies and gently clear and release so realigning and rebalancing begins. Treatments for both humans and animals last between 30 to 50 minutes, usually in the peaceful tranquillity of my therapy cabin.
For animals, home visits can be arranged. Animals will choose how long they wish to receive Reiki. I also offer Remote/Directed Reiki treatments making the connection with the receiver remotely.
Ways Reiki can benefit you:
◉ Emotional upheaval – bereavement, moving home, past abuse or mistreatment
◉ Stress-related disorders
◉ Injury / inflammation / chronic illness /arthritis
◉ Post-operative recovery
◉ Low immunity
◉ Muscle strains
◉ Imbalances within relationships
◉ Helps performance by giving balance & focus to prepare for exams, work-related situations, competitions and sports events
The list is not limited. Reiki can help with much more. It works on every level, not just the physical, and promotes the body’s regenerative, self-healing ability. Reiki can boost immunity, accelerate the healing of physical problems, aid in relaxation, and balance emotions.
If our life force has low frequencies or blockages we are more likely to get sick. If our energy signatures are balanced, aligned and flowing naturally we maintain good wellbeing.
The most common problem that affects the flow of our energies is Stress. This includes fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, etc.
Medical research has found that continued and prolonged stress has a huge impact on the body’s natural ability to repair, regenerate and protect itself. The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75%-95% of all visits to doctors are the result of the reaction to stress. The effects of unreleased stress range from minor aches to bigger health concerns, such as heart disease, respiratory problems digestive disorders and skin problems.
Many other medical research studies support Reiki in helping reduce pain relief in a variety of conditions. In a 2019 British Medical Journal, Supportive & Palliative care review concluded: “Reiki therapy is useful for reducing pain, decreasing anxiety/depression, and improving the quality of life in several conditions”.
Interestingly, scientific research findings also researched why the Reiki session length matters: A study from Celal Bayer University found Reiki to be more effective when treatments were 60 to 90 minutes long. Shorter treatments were still found to be beneficial, but a 30-minute session may not be long enough.
There are many research findings available. Findings have started to bridge the gap between holistic practitioners and conventional medicine, especially in the USA, UK, Europe.
Reiki Treatment For humans
I use my hands, but also listen with my heart. You will be on a comfortable therapy table or seated, fully clothed, with blankets and cushions. I also may use crystals, chime-bells or singing bowls to help support the process. I gently follow the energies with my hands, usually just above the body or gently placing my hands in contact.
Life has never been so busy – energetically, our thoughts, emotions and actions are being pulled in many directions, leaving the body, mind, feelings all drained right to our inner core, causing us to easily burn out.
Many of us don’t hook into our natural self because we let ourselves be too driven by our minds. The root cause of most emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges — from stress at work, upset in relationships to chronic pain or worry – is all energy. These challenges are usually the result of subtle obstructions or blockages within your body’s energy field.
Reiki For Animals
I use a meditative and mindful space and energy flows from the heart. Animals chose if they wish to receive and if they wish to have contact. I gently allow the energies to flow outwards within the created Reiki space. Sometimes the animal’s guardians are also included in receiving treatment which is given by the traditional hand transfer technique.
It’s often hard for animals to make sense of our world. They’re extremely sensitive, sentient beings and take on board our feelings through their highly developed senses. Animals communicate energetically – they are naturally in tune with the flow of energies however, they can take on our mental and emotional states. Our lives impact theirs and can create imbalances. For more information on the benefits click here
Support of Reiki therapies
“The goal of Reiki is based on energy medicine to assist the body’s own restorative, a healing system in all aspects: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. Scientists have found Reiki energy activates the parasympathetic nervous system which supports the immune system by relieving stress pressure.”
(MacKay, N., et al (2004) ‘Automatic Nervous System Changes During Reiki Treatment: A Preliminary Study,’ The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.)
Reiki is probably the most known biofield energy therapy studied by scientific researchers. The huge benefits and restorative effects on the electromagnetic field have led to Reiki now being offered in large NHS hospitals and by holistic vets in the UK and worldwide.
In the Northeast of England, a number of hospitals have patient access to Reiki therapy and a growing number of vets are also coming on board with the healing potential Reiki has to offer.
Many NHS Trusts have even added the consideration into their charters:
“Our approach considers the whole person and their environment in the quest for optimal health and wellbeing.
“In order to achieve this, we provide a combination of lifestyle strategies, medical, physical and psychological treatment, as well as advice on the safe and appropriate use of complementary therapies. We also deliver and encourage self-care approaches which can continue to be used by patients after discharge.’’
(The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine in London: accessed 12.10.21)
Distance Reiki sessions can also be booked
Remote sessions are given by sending and offering Reiki without the person being in front of the practitioner. Reiki energy is allowed to flow to a person, stretching beyond the limits of space and time zones. Distance healing allows an energetic connection to be made so energy is sent to you no matter where you are and is equally as effective as having a face to face session. These sessions can be carried out via Whatsapp, Messenger FaceTime, Zoom or telephone lasting approximately 30 minutes.
Advantages of Distance Reiki:
◉ When time is a factor and treatments are urgent.
◉ When the frequency of treatment (daily sessions) are recommended but not able to visit a practitioner.
◉ Easy to schedule regular sessions over a longer period of time.
◉ Reiki can be directed to past traumatic events which allow healing to take place in the present time.
If you are feeling stressed or anxious, or want to promote your body’s own natural healing and rebalancing system, contact me and let’s talk and see which treatment is best for you or we can tailor a session unique to you (POA).
Types of Reiki Treatment Available – All will be tailored to your unique needs
◉ Reiki Energy Healing
◉ Reiki Energy Healing for specific problems
◉ Reiki Energy Healing with Chakra balancing
◉ Reiki Energy Healing with Crystals
◉ Reiki Energy Healing with Sound
◉ Reiki Energy Healing & Full Realignment
◉ Reiki Distance Healing
◉ Top up half hour treatments available on request