Therapists hands doing reiki therapy on girl. One hand on head and one hand on back.What is Reiki Healing?

Reiki, pronounced ray-key, is a Japanese form of hands-on energy healing which helps your body to release stress and tension by creating a state of deep relaxation. By creating this state of deep relaxation, the treatment helps your body to heal and balance, clearing any negative or blocked energy – boosting your body’s energy levels, restoring harmony and feelings of wellbeing. This type of healing treats the person as a whole; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

What happens during Reiki Healing?

During your first Reiki session, there will be a short consultation where we will have a chat and you’ll have an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. After the consultation, you’ll be taken over to the comfortable treatment bed, where you’ll be asked to take your shoes off and lie fully clothed under a wonderfully soft blanket. The lights will be dimmed and soft music will be played whilst you lie back and relax. Through a series of light, non invasive touches I will channel the energy through myself and into you.

After your Reiki Healing treatment, you’ll be offered a glass of water whilst we have a chat about how the session went for you.

What does it feel like?

Often during a Reiki session people report feeling the following sensations:

  • Heat,
  • Coolness,
  • Pins and needles,
  • Tingling,
  • Pressure,
  • Energy moving in their body,
  • A deep sense of peace and relaxation,
  • A feeling of floating

How long does a session last?

A typical Reiki session lasts for an hour, however, your first treatment will last an hour and a half to give us chance to have a chat and complete a short consultation. After this, your Reiki Healing will generally last around sixty minutes per session.

What can it treat?

As well as helping your body to heal injuries and diseases – and relieving physical ailments – Reiki can help to balance and calm the mind and emotions, relieving symptoms of stress, tension, depression, headaches and anxiety by promoting relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Reiki Healing can also be used to enhance any medical and complimentary treatments that you may currently be receiving and can be used to help relieve or eliminate the side effects of conventional medical treatment such as chemotherapy and post-operative healing. Reiki works on the areas that your body needs most and always has a beneficial effect.

Reiki is also a wonderful way of furthering your spiritual development and discovering yourself through self-development, regardless of how far along you may be or what you may be discovering about yourself.

Professional Reiki healer doing reiki treatment to young womanIs it a form of faith healing?

Some people who ask “What is Reiki Healing” may expect answers relating to spiritual or religious texts – however, Reiki is not a religion and is not based on any spiritual writings or beliefs, however, the energy is spiritual in nature.

Do I have to believe in the treatment for it to work?

You don’t need to believe in Reiki for it to work, but you do need to be willing and open to it working in order to receive the best from your treatments.

Do treatments have any side effects?

People who have had a Reiki treatment usually experience a deep sense of peace and wellbeing, leaving their sessions feeling relaxed and uplifted – however, sometimes a person can experience side effects as part of what is sometimes called a “healing crisis”.

What happens during a healing crisis is that any toxins – either physical or emotional – are being released. For example, physical toxins are being released into the blood stream, filtered by the body and eliminated. The release of these toxins during Reiki Healing can cause headaches, stomach aches, high emotions and drowsiness. If you experience a healing crisis, treat yourself kindly, drink plenty of water, eat light meals and ensure that you get plenty of rest.

Know, however, that a healing crisis is a good sign – and that your body is releasing anything that is no longer serving you well, as a part of your Reiki treatment.

While you may have initially been asking the question “What is Reiki Healing”, we hope this short guide has helped clear up any queries you may have had!

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