Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is incredibly hard to describe in words. Reiki students as well as their teachers spend a lot of time trying to come up with a suitable description. I could tell you that Reiki is a technique to help you to relax and that when you are relaxed your body starts to heal itself but this doesn’t really give you a full picture. Instead of using words to describe Reiki, I prefer to offer you an opportunity to discover what Reiki is like for yourself in a one hour introduction to Reiki session.
Reiki is short for Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho which means the Reiki Usui system of natural healing. Reiki Usui was founded in Japan in the early 1900's by Mikao Usui and has since been passed down from teacher to student via their lineage.
Reiki comes from two Japanese words:
- ‘Rei’ meaning universal spirit and
- ‘Ki’ meaning the vibrational energy which permeates all living things (ki is the same word as the Chinese word ‘chi’, the Indian word ‘prana’).
The two words together are usually translated to mean ‘universal life force energy.’
Reiki may be thought of as the art of spiritual consciousness or energy healing.
Reiki can be used alongside conventional medicine or other healing modalities. It works holistically helping you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It does not just treat the symptoms of a disease but works with the underlying causes without any need for you to discuss them with your practitioner unless you want to. You do not have to believe in Reiki for it to be effective and it is not connected with any religious beliefs.
A Reiki treatment can be used for:
Reiki can help virtually every known illness and injury. It is always beneficial and never does harm. I have used Reiki on clients with a range of serious medical conditions and issues such as cancer, infertility, addiction, ME, diabetes, stress and depression. I have used Reiki in pregnancy and have worked with children and young people. Reiki can be used for shock. It also helps with conditions such as insomnia and emotional disturbance. I have also been privileged to use Reiki with people who are dying.
Anyone can learn Reiki because of the attunement process by which the energy is passed from teacher to student. Learning Reiki is often life-changing and I encourage my clients to learn Reiki for themselves so that they can take responsibility for their own wellbeing.
To find out more about having a Reiki treatment or to book an appointment please go to Reiki Treatment