Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.
Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing.
Reiki treatments can help the body emotionally or spiritually.
Reiki can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and often helps to provide emotional support during recovery.
What is Reiki
The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes.
The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body.
There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas. Sessions can take 45 minutes to an hour-and-a-half, depending on the client’s needs.
Reiki practitioners are not trained in diagnosis and will not predict any specific outcome from treatment. If people are concerned about their symptoms they should see a doctor.
What will the treatments feel like?
Each person experiences Reiki differently depending on their individual needs at the time.
Clients may or may not feel sensations during a Reiki treatment. Benefits reported by recipients include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of well being on all levels. Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling, or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.
What do Reiki treatments do?
Reiki is a safe and soothing treatment that can be:
- Comforting when life is tough
The relaxing nature of Reiki can be very helpful to people especially at difficult times in our lives. We can all feel overwhelmed or disconnected, sometimes there is a real sense of isolation, both emotionally and spiritually. Reiki treatments can bring feelings of peace, centeredness and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life.
Reiki can be beneficial in circumstances that are short term, but can also support people dealing with long-standing conditions, helping to bring comfort, acceptance and a more positive outlook.
- Supportive during pregnancy
Reiki can be wonderful for pregnant women. Treatments can be very relaxing and enjoyable for the mother.
- Calming for children
Children usually love Reiki. The length of a session is often shorter than it would be for an adult.