What is reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique. The predominant form of Reiki practised throughout the world today, also known as Usui reiki, was created by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century. It’s a complementary or alternative health approach. Reiki does not directly cure diseases or illnesses. Instead, it’s used as a way to manage symptoms and improve general well-being.
During a reiki session, the practitioner places their hands either directly on you or just above you to bring about healing. The belief is that the practitioner is able to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities.
Benefits of reiki
- Relieves pain, anxiety, and fatigue
- Treats depression
- Enhances quality of life
- Boosts mood
- May improve some symptoms and conditions
What happens during a reiki session?
Our Reiki session runs for 45min. In that time our Reiki Master will channel source energy into your physical and energetic field in a hands-off practice.
At your first appointment, you’ll have a short introduction or chat about the process and your expectations or intentions. Let your practitioner know about any symptoms you want addressed, or if there are places in the body on which you’d like them to focus.
You’ll be instructed to lie down on a treatment table or mat. They will cover you with a blanket. Usually, soft, relaxing music will be playing in the background. For the most part, there won’t be any talking during the session, but you can feel free to let your practitioner know if there’s something you need to feel more comfortable with to share what you’re experiencing.
The practitioner will move their hands around your body. You may experience sensations in the body such as heat or tingling. Some people report seeing visualizations such as colours or pictures, or having memories appear. Try to allow whatever arises to pass without attaching too much meaning to it. Your experiences may become deeper the more you continue with reiki.
When your session ends, you will spend some time discussing what you experienced as well as what the practioner experienced. This allows us to integrate the learning of the session and develope a better understanding of our journey.