Reiki is an ancient technique rediscovered by Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese theologian in the 19th century. It’s a form of spiritual healing where the therapist channels healing energy into the patient. In Japanese the Reiki means “Universal Life Energy”.
“Rei” describes its boundless aspects and “Ki” is the vital force that flows through all living beings. It can provide real enrichment to your everyday life.
Dr Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, lived at the end of the 19th century and was the director and Christian priest of a small university in Kyoto, Japan. One day he was asked by his students if he believed in the healing miracles of Jesus Christ and whether he was able to demonstrate such healing. He had no answer but it led him to give up his position and start on a quest to study the healing methods of Christ. In brief, his search led him to the study of Sanskrit writings in a Buddhist monastery. On the abbot’s advice, he embarked upon a 21 day meditation and fast on a holy mountain near Kyoto. At the end of the 21 days, his experience gave him the understanding. As he began his descent, he stubbed his toe quite badly, causing it to throb and bleed. When he wrapped his hands around his foot, the bleeding immediately stopped and the pain vanished. So began the Usui system of Natural Healing.
Just for today, do not worry
Just for today, do not anger
Earn your living honestly
Honour your parents, teachers and elders
Love your neighbour as yourself
Show gratitude to every living thing
– Dr Mikao Usui
Reiki not only promotes your physical well-being but also has a positive effect on your emotional and spiritual equilibrium. This is why, after a treatment, many people feel refreshed, relaxed, cleared and more content. It is suitable for healthy and sick people of all ages. You can use it to replenish your vital energy, to strengthen your immune system and to help with healing of ailments and illnesses
The benefits of Reiki
Reiki may help in many situations – it makes no diagnoses:
- Balances the organs and glands and their bodily functions
- Releases blocked and suppressed feelings
- Promotes natural self-healing
- Adapts to the natural needs of the receiver
- Balances the energies in the body
- Enhances personal awareness and helps meditative states
- Relaxes and reduces stress
- Strengthens life force energy
- Treats symptoms and causes of illness
- Heals holistically
- Strengthens immune system
- Relieves pain
- Clears toxins
What happens during a Reiki Treatment?
Reiki passes from giver to receiver, working on many different levels. It brings all aspects of the receiver’s being into harmonious balance, according to their individual needs and desires. It is a simple and powerful process, not based on any religious beliefs, that allows the energy to flow through the hands to wherever it is needed.
The treatment usually lasts 1 – 1 ½ hrs, during which the “giver” quietly places hands on the “receivers” body, in a gentle but firm manner, in about twenty positions, starting with the head. Feelings of coolness or heat or even colour are often experienced. It requires no more than the recipient wearing comfortable clothes and dedicating that time.
There are no side effects with Reiki. It affects each person differently but it always acts wherever the person needs it most. Before any treatment I will first complete a consultation with you to make sure the treatment is right for you.
Please note that a confidential record shall be kept with any relevant notes so we can discuss your future treatments.