reiki explained

The Overview:

The word Reiki – (pronounced ray-key), coined by Dr. Mikao Usui – means Universal and Life-Force Energy and it is said to be such because it is the essential underlying energy common to all living things, creating everything from the densest levels of matter to the highest levels of consciousness. Because the life-force energy that Reiki boosts is essential for all activities and functions of a living being: Reiki can assist with all forms of illness, disease and disorder – whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.

When our Life-Force energy is low, we get sick and feel stressed. In the same vein: when our Life-Force energy is elevated, we are more likely to be happy and healthy.

Reiki raises the vibrational frequency of our Life-Force energy, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself, restoring balance. Unlike contemporary medicine (whose focus is on the physical nature of our being: the presenting symptom and not the underlying cause, which is the key contributing factor): Reiki treats the whole person – body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

The Origins:

The earliest archeological evidence for Reiki has been found in Tibet dating back approximately ten thousand years ago. Evidence also suggests that it was known in ancient India, Egypt, Greece, Rome and China approximately two and a half thousand years ago.

The knowledge of Reiki is then thought to have been common among indigenous people’s throughout the world until the time of Western colonisation, when it was lost due to warfare.

In the early 1900’s, the Reiki formula was then rediscovered in an ancient Sanskrit sutra by a scholar in Japan known by the name of Dr. Mikao Usui. With these teachings he established the first Reiki school, where he taughtthe process to many people.

One of these people, a Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, a retired medical doctor from Tokoyo then went on to open his own Reiki clinic where he treated many people.

Among them was a Hawaiian woman by the name of Hawayo Takata who later took Reiki back to Hawaii, where she proceeded to teach and heal hundreds of people and it is her teachings that now form the basis of what we know as Reiki today.

The Process:

The structure of a treatment is very simple. Lying on a bed or seated in a chair you will be invited to close your eyes while the practitioner carries out the treatment. There is no need to remove any clothing, apart from your shoes, watch, phone, heavy jewelery and keys, as Reiki will pass through anything. This even includes plaster casts. imageA treatment takes between 15 minutes and 1½ hours, but duration is flexible, depending on how long you are able and willing to sit or lie still for and how long a specific condition or presentation needs.

It is possible for a treatment to be as short as 15-20 minutes, especially when received on a regular basis, and treatments can be tailored to fit your needs.

The Benefits

It is possible to heal at every level: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Reiki treats the entire being, both within and without. In this way, acute injuries can be helped to heal very quickly and benefits can be felt as early as the first session.

More chronic illness takes longer. In some cases (such as terminal illness), there is not enough time for the progress of the disease to be reversed. However, even in such cases, there is usually great benefit, enhanced of the quality of life , giving a sense of peace and acceptance during the time remaining.

Reiki has many benefits and is good for:

• relaxation
• stress reduction
• accelerated healing
• insomnia
• blood pressure
• acute injuries
• asthma
• eczema
• migraines
• addiction
• pain relief
• detoxing
• energy
• ageing
• recovery
  – illness
  – surgery
• drug elimination
• immune system
• emotional clearing
• spiritual growth

In Summary:

When we are relaxed and stress-free, we are able to employ our natural ability to heal.

Longterm practice of reiki restores the general condition of the body, allowing it to deal properly and naturally with stress and toxicity build up. Reiki will also provide additional energy, required to recover from illness.

Reiki healing is a pure energy form, which (in combination with the sincere desire of the Healee who is willing to effect a cleansing within their emotional and spiritual consciousness) provides total healing in the recipient. If used in conjunction with other natural therapies (meditation, crystals, aromatherapy, Bach Flower essences, homeopathy, etc….) it will reinforce their effect. Reiki healing also complements Eastern and Western medicine and everybody can benefit from it, including animals.

The next step:

If you would like to experience reiki healing as part of an intuitive healing consultation, please contact me to arrange a session. I would also recommend you read about my other techniques to better familiarise you with the process.

If you would like to experience a remote healing, please contact me so that we can arrange when to talk via email and set up a time for the healing to take place.

Depending on your need, you may need one session or you may need more.


For more information, or if you have anything you would like to ask (anything, I promise I don’t bite), email me.

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