What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that aims to promote healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more able to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

A Reiki Treatment

The method of receiving Reiki treatment from a practitioner is a very simple process. The recipient simply lies on a couch and relaxes. If they are unable to lie down the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for the recipient to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki will pass through anything, even plaster casts. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole-body. The whole person is treate4d rather than specific symptoms. A full treatment usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour with each position held for several minutes.

What Conditions Can Reiki Help?

It is possible to heal at any level of being: physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Acute injuries can be helped to heal more quickly. In the case of chronic ot terminal illness there is usually a great benefit and enhancement in quality of life giving a sense of peace and acceptance during the time remaining.

How Often Do I Need To Have Treatment?

Although even one Reiki session can make a difference, it is usually more effective to have a course of regular treatments. This may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on the needs of the individual. This will always be the subject of your own preferences, and can be changed at any time according to progress.

As running water smoothes the jagged edges of rock until it is small enough to roll away, Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki restores balance into one’s life.

What Are The Benefits?

The energy of Reiki can be used to great effect in many ways. Whether one is suffering from stress or tension, and the many symptoms associated with this, or wishing to improve the quality of relationships at home or at work, the beneficial effects of Reiki occur at many levels. Reiki can accelerate the healing of physical problems, balance the emotions, and may free us from restrictive mental attitudes. It may also provide us with a connection with inner wisdom.

Reiki encourages and supports positive personal changes, such as improving the diet, having more rest, exercise or leisure time, and may reduce the need for alcohol and tobacco. Reiki can allow us to respond more calmly to events, and build on a more resourceful state of being. Reiki is a gentle energy and may be used safely by all ages, including the new born, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly, regardless of their state of health. Reiki can enhance everyday life, and regular sessions can help ward-off illness and fatigue.

Reiki is a non-invasive therapy that can be used without fear of any side effects ot overdose. It may be used with confidence alongside conventional medication or natural remedies because it acts in a complementary way.

Reiki is being used in various settings including private practise, complementary therapy centres, GP surgeries, hospitals, hospices, cancer support groups, post operative recovery, drug rehabilitation, prisons, HIV/AIDS centres, and in the care of the elderly.

What To Do Next?

If you’re looking for a Preston Reiki Therapist or Preston Reiki Master please call Back-in-Action on 01772 749245 for an appointment. To find out more about Claire our Reiki practitioner please follow the link.

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