Reiki is an energy healing practise founded by Dr Mikau Usui in 1922. Dr.Usui was an energy healer, who endeavoured to find a way to perform healing without depleting his own energies. It was then during a mystical experience, that he discovered Reiki. He discovered how to harness it for healing, and how to attune others to the Reiki energy to create more healers. Eventually others became attuned, and the teachings and techniques became more widespread.
Reiki uses the natural energies that are all around us in order to provide healing. The Reiki energy is channelled through palms of the Healer into the recipient. Each treatment is entirely unique, since the Reiki knows exactly what the recipient needs at that time. This makes the treatment unique, not only to each individual, but to the changing needs of each individual at every time. Therefore, each time you experience a Reiki healing, it will feel different. The strength of the flow changes for each individual, and depending on the needs of each individual at that exact time.
What should you expect from a treatment?
A typical Reiki treatment will last for around 45 minutes. I will sometimes start with leading you in a short guided meditation. When you are in a relaxed frame of mind, you are more receptive to the healing.
I use a variety of hands-on and hands-off techniques. This will be discussed with you beforehand to establish what is the most appropriate for you. If for example, you are uncomfortable with hands-on, the whole treatment can be performed hands-off, hovering above the body.
I will begin hovering my hands over the body to perform an aura scan. This helps me to feel and see where the Reiki needs to go, and make an assessment of your energy system. During this time, I may use a pendulum to dowse the flows of energy, and any imbalances in the Chakras. I may use some other healing techniques to balance and clear your aura and Chakras where needed. I will then connect to the Reiki energy, and begin wherever my hands intuitively go. The Reiki will then guide me through the rest of the treatment to appropriate hand positions, and time on each place.
At the end of the treatment, you will have time to relax and have some water. We can then discuss any experiences that you had, and appropriate aftercare advice will be given.
What may I experience during the treatment?
A Reiki treatment gives you exactly what you need at that time. As a result, every treatment you have can be different. The flow of Reiki changes depending on your needs, and the energy feels different at different times.
You may feel very hot heat, or very cold, or a mixture of these. You may feel tingles and twitches, or a flowing motion through the body as the energy moves. You may see colours, or even visions, shapes, or images. Some will have very intense experiences, and may even feel very emotional during a treatment. It is also possible that you will feel very little. Whatever your experience, it is best to enter into it with an open mind, and no expectation. Even if you feel and see very little, don’t be disheartened, the energy is flowing, and the treatment is working to your highest good. Some of us are not as sensitive as others, or our senses just work in different ways. It is possible even that the Reiki is working on a level that is very deep for us to comprehend, but it is always working!
For some people, Reiki can be a very emotional experience, and it is not unknown to feel quite tearful during or after a Reiki healing. This is a good thing, since it denotes the release of toxic emotions. It is good to process these and let go, so that we can move on and develop on our paths.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
Some of the health benefits of Reiki are:
- Improves the immune system
- Relieves pain
- Cleans and clears emotional distress
- Reduces stress
- Enhances deep relaxation
- Balances and heals the Chakras and Aura
- Brings healing to Mind, Body, and Spirit
- Brings inner peace and tranquility
- Brings spiritual clarity
- Improves blood flow
- Improves self-esteem and confidence
- Helps speed up recovery from an illness or surgery
- Aids in better sleep
- Increases energy levels
- Enhances intuitive abilities