What is Reiki?

A person doing reiki

Reiki is a form of energy healing. The healing energy of the universe is channelled through the practitioner into the clients body.

The word Reiki is made up of the words “Rei” meaning God’s wisdom or higher power. “Ki” meaning life force energy

A japanese buddhist named Mikao Usui deiscovered Reiki while in a 21 day discipline of prayer and fasting practice on Mount Kurama. He released it as a healing therapy in 1922.

Reiki can help you spiritually by connecting you with your inner-self, giving you clarity and insight into the problems you are facing in your life.

How does it work?

Reiki energy is channeled by the practitioner into your body, it works on the physical, mental, emotional and energetic layers of your body clearing out energy blockages and removing negative energy.

The energy of reiki is transmitted through the hands of the practitioner, either by being placed on your body or swept through your energy field. There are symbols and mantras that are used to bring through specific vibrations of energy to work on either past or present disturbances or to empower for the future. The practitioner will be able to feel where the energy is blocked and may receive messages from your physical body or energy body about what the problems are.

 

What to expect from a treatment?

The room is peaceful with soft lighting and calming music. You will lay on a massage bed fully clothed with blankets and pillows available for your comfort. The Reiki is felt differently by everyone. Some describe it as heat felt on the skin or a vibration and some say it feels like you’re being coated in melted chocolate (that’s my fav) 

Some people see visions/colours or images during a session while others fall asleep. It can be emotional depending on what you are going through and the energy releases you experience. In this way Reiki can be a very cathartic experience. Most  leave the session feeling like they’ve had a good night’s sleep.