Reiki is an ancient Japanese method of healing illness and reducing stress. The word “Reiki” comes from two Japanese words, “Rei” meaning higher power and “ki” meaning life energy and is therefore translated to mean universal or spiritually guided life force energy.
The essence of healing is that it is a change of state for body and mind. Every system in the body has its own inner wisdom and “knows” what it must do to give balance and harmony to the whole. Healing is an individual process which takes its own time. All that is needed to begin is a willingness and intent to engage in the process and be part of it. No one else can heal you – you heal yourself. Reiki works gently with both body and mind to aid the process.
A full treatment is given with the recipient lying fully clothed except for shoes on a couch or sitting in a chair. It is usually a hands-on treatment with the therapist placing their hands on a sequence of positions on the body to transmit the Reiki energy.It is not intrusive or in any way embarrassing and most people enjoy the contact. When receiving Reiki you will feel pleasant warmth or tingling in the area being treated. Most people easily relax deeply feeling a release of tension and anxiety which allows healing to begin. In this state of deep relaxation the healing systems of the body are free to make whatever adjustments are necessary to improve health. Some people fall asleep during treatment and awake fully refreshed and revitalised.
Reiki can help anyone – you do not have to be ill to benefit from its calming and relaxing effect. Why not give it a try? What have you got to lose except your pain?