WHAT IS REIKI?
In very simple terms, REIKI is a laying of hands non invasively on to the receiver (light touch or no touch), through a balancing, and beautiful healing technique.
It balances and heals our energies. We are energy within a body, despite most people today giving all of their attention to their physical body; the way they look, their immediate environment, their possessions and their relationships. Even though, these things have a part to play in our everyday life, what often gets overlooked is the fact that WE are energy. We're matter, cells and energy, and when imbalances and blockages start to take place, it happens in our 'energy / cells' first, and it then manifests into our physical realm; producing a myriad of physical symptoms. Another perfect example of everything being connected - body, mind and soul.
Its true origin comes from India, although it was rediscovered by a Japanese physician named Dr. Mikao Usui.
The word Rei = Universal and Ki = Energy. So, Reiki means “Universal Life Energy”.
A Reiki Practitioner never gives his/her own energy to his/her clients. He or she just channels this energy into the recipient to promote a state of extremely deep relaxation. They act as a conduit in this energy process. This channeling automatically puts the body into “healing mode”.
Believe it or not, a one hour Reiki Treatment is about equal to three hours of deep sleep on a “healing, balancing and repair” level, strengthening the overall immune system!!!
REIKI’S POWERFUL ENERGY
Reiki is done by placing the hands on or near the person’s body. Practitioner’s hands can be placed on or over a series of locations on people's bodies. This energy is subtle but at the same time is very, very powerful. It is the life force which is around us all the time.
It is known by different names such as KI, Prana, Mana, Chi, and divine breath, depending on literature you’ve encountered, or other healing modalities you’ve taken the pleasure of experiencing. Reiki energy has a degree of intelligence and goes wherever most needed in the body and aura. Also, it helps to purify, to cleanse the body of energetic and physical toxins.
Reiki is a very intelligent energy of love and wholeness that balances us overall, even into places where we never thought we needed balancing.
WHY AM I BLOCKED?
If there is a blockage of this life-force energy within your body, you will more likely to attract illness or experience the silent killer, we all know as stress. If the energy is flowing freely, you will be more capable of experiencing long-term health, along with feelings of peace and contentment. Reiki Treatments help to clear energy blockages fluently.
As Reiki works on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level, it restores your overall balance and well-being.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE DURING?
Every person has their own way of responding to Reiki, but some commonalities exist among people. There will be a very deep sense of relaxation. You might feel sensations as in tingling, burning, or a sense of release. Some people see colours, and auras that are very vivid. While some see visions of others, or themselves in past + present lives. Some fall asleep, and wake up to a sense of deep peace, contentment and relaxation. It’s truly a unique experience and journey, thus no cookie cutter experiences exist. Go in with zero judgments or expectation.
IS IT SAFE + WHO CAN DO IT?
Yes, beyond safe, and every single soul on this planet can benefit from Reiki’s healing energy.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED REIKI?
This is individual and dependant on desired results and goals. Most people benefit from a bi-weekly session, some require weekly, while others once a month. To see more significant results, it’s recommended and suggested to do three sessions, and then reduce per want and need (bi-weekly or monthly). We will discuss together, and devise the best and most beneficial healing plan for you.
SHOULD I DO ANYTHING ELSE WITH REIKI?
There are many other natural healing modalities that can take place along with Reiki. Because I’m a Holistic Nutritionist, I see this as the perfect balance to the energy system, as food is energy, that our cells need on a day to day basis. We are holistic beings, so I truly believe for optimal healing the body, mind and soul must be aligned. These two are synergistic, and are therefore the perfect compliment to each other.
There are a plethora of health benefits from Reiki, they are unique to the individual, but often include:
- Promotes physical healing of body, mind and soul
- Better sleep - Deep sleep and REM (Rapid Eye Movement aka “Dream Sleep”)
- Harmonizes and balances chakras and energy
- Encourages extreme and deep relaxation
- Increase in vitality
- Beneficial in the treatment of aches and pains, insomnia, headaches, digestive and mental disorders.
- Reduction of stress and anxiety
- Emotional clearing
- Boosts immunity
- Energizes and invigorates you
- Very safe, and is best used in conjunction with other healing modalities (i.e Nutrition, massage, acupuncture, osteopath)
- Activates our body's ability to heal
- Again, because it’s just so darn incredible, A one hour Reiki session is the equivalent of three hours of deep sleep!
Unsure if Reiki is for you? Shoot me a message through the button below, and we can discuss the most optimal healing path for you, as ultimately this journey is all about you, and I want nothing more than to see you healthy, happy and your glowiest self - from the inside out!