Reiki (pronounced ” ray – key”), is an energy exchange system that works with the energy systems within the body. Universal Energy is channeled through a Reiki Practitioner to the client through the Practitioner’s hands.
Reiki works on the body’s natural ability to heal itself, finding it’s way to where it is needed. Working on a holistic and spiritual level it releases blocked energies, encourages toxins to be discarded from the body and creates a state of balance.
Reiki is a very therapeutic treatment to receive – clients often fall asleep during the treatment and feel energised afterwards.
Reiki is performed fully clothed – you should not be asked to remove anything apart from your shoes. You will lie down on a treatment table and the practitioner will place their hands on or just above certain points on your body – starting at the top of the head and moving down the body in various positions to the feet. You may be asked to turn over so that the back can be treated but this can depend on what is needed. Each position is held for a few minutes, sometimes longer if required.
A deep level of relaxation is usually reached during a Reiki treatment. Often clients will feel heat or cold from the practitioners hands, tingling in arms and legs or sometimes nothing at all. It is recommended to have 3 Reiki treatments over a period of 3 weeks to gain the maximum benefit from Reiki.
Reiki is suitable for anyone regardless of their faith and is suitable for animals as well as humans.
The traditional and most common branch of Reiki that is practiced is Usui Reiki (Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho). There are many other sytles of Reiki that enhance and assist when invoked during sessions.