What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced Ray- Key) is an ancient Japanese practice which harnesses the power of the natural universal energy force that exists within and around every living system. It was developed in to a method of natural healing in the 1800’s by Japanese born Dr Mikao Usui. Although Reiki has a firm spiritual grounding, there is no belief system attached to it, all that is required is an open mind and a desire to be healed both physically and emotionally.
How is Reiki given?
Reiki is a way of channelling energy through the hands of a trained practitioner, directly to you the client. The treatment is given while you are fully clothed and either lying on a couch or sitting in a chair. It is a very gentle treatment with the practitioner’s hands either resting gently on or slightly above, key points on your body. During the treatment you will often feel the sensation of warmth and a slight tingling in your body, or on occasion coolness. Even if you do not experience any strong sensations, you can rest assured that the energy is working. Reiki is a holistic treatment which will heal, re-balance and restore harmony within you on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. The energy will instinctively flow to where it is most needed, allowing your body to regenerate and heal itself naturally.
How it can help you?
Reiki can be used to assist in the healing process for many ailments both physical and mental. It is particularly effective in relieving stress and anxiety and alleviating depression. It can also help accelerate healing for many ailments and relieve pain including headaches, and muscular pains. However, bear in mind that Reiki should never be used as a substitute for medical treatment but can work well alongside as an excellent complimentary therapy.
The primary benefit or Reiki is as a natural healing process. Energy from a Reiki treatment will flow to where it is most needed. Reiki therefore is an excellent treatment for you to maintain your physical and emotional health and well-being throughout the year. The gentle nature of a Reiki treatment means that you will often fall asleep during the session, waking relaxed and rejuvenated.
Valerie first learnt Reiki in 2003 and has completed Okuden Level II Reiki in the Usui Reiki Ryoho System.