Usui Reiki is an ancient hands-on-healing system that was rediscovered by Dr Mikao Usui in Japan in the 1920s. Reiki is a Japanese word, Rei means life-force, and Ki means energy. Usui Reiki has its origins in Buddhism; however, it is not a religion or based on any specific doctrine.
It is a technique which involves channelling universal life-force energy through the hands of the practitioner onto a client, enabling a connection and resonance with this energy for both practitioner and client.
Reiki treatments are used as a complementary healing modality which can accelerate mental, emotional and physical health in the person receiving the treatment.
A Reiki treatment usually takes between 60-90 minutes. During the treatment, you will be asked to lay down or sit in a chair, depending on what is more comfortable for you. The Reiki practitioner will lay their hands either very gently on, or a few inches above the area of the body that is being treated.
Many studies have investigated the positive healing effects of Reiki – for both the practitioner and the client receiving the life force energy. Some of the main benefits which can be experienced when receiving a reiki treatment are listed here.
1) Lower levels of stress
Research indicates that Reiki is effective in reducing levels of stress, anxiety and tension in an individual. This enables a greater ability to relax, restore and heal the body.
2) A Reduction of pain
Those who receive Reiki regularly report that they have a reduction in physical pain. This may include chronic or acute levels of pain such as fibromyalgia, physical tension, or pain that has resulted from a previous injury.
3) Improved quality of sleep
Reiki is effective at improving the quality of sleep in individuals, enabling you to enter more relaxed states of mind and body. For this reason, most people experience more profound and more restorative levels of sleep after a Reiki treatment or when receiving Reiki regularly.
4) Improved physical health
Reiki is now being used widely in several hospitals around the world in additional to allopathic medicine. Reiki has been shown to speed physical healing in the body, promote cell repair and even reduce the formation of cancerous cells or tumours in the body.
5) Entering a more expansive state
When offering or receiving Reiki, it is common to enter a more expansive or altered state. Some experience a greater sense of flow with the universe around them. This usually coincides with the ability to create a more fulfilling life.
6) Clearing of negative emotional patterns and energetic blocks.
Reiki works with the energetic body and improves the functioning of the chakras within the body. When the life-force energy brings the chakras back into balance and harmony, this enhances the functioning of our system as a whole.
7) Connecting the mind, body and spirit.
Reiki enables you to connect more deeply with thoughts, feelings and emotions so you can respond more consciously to strong emotions. Reiki also brings a greater awareness to a greater field of consciousness that goes beyond the individual self.
8) Connecting with your innate self-healing capabilities.
Working with Reiki enables you to access your intuition, wisdom and innate healing abilities that are held within your body. Reiki isn’t necessarily about relying on an ‘external force’ but connecting with the life-force energy that is already within you.
9) Facilitating other therapeutic processes on a deeper level.
Reiki is a complementary therapy and assists with other therapeutic processes. It is supportive of different types of coaching, therapy or counselling and can assist these processes in consolidating your healing journey.
10 ) Promotes clarity of mind
Reiki helps to shift more profound subconscious beliefs or energetic blocks which may have been stored in your physical, mental or emotional body for an extended period of time. It is a gradual process of releasing, realigning and restoring the natural flow of energy within the body. Reiki offers a way to ground your energy so that you can stay more centred, calm and straightforward as you move throughout your day.
I offer 1-1- treatments and also teach all levels of Reiki. I often combine reiki treatments with other therapies such as coaching and sound healing. So, if you’re interested in learning more about Reiki, receiving a treatment or taking a Reiki Training Course, please get in touch.