How Reiki works
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 works balancing the chakra system. The word ‘chakra’ means wheel in Sanskrit. They are energetic centres and we have 7 main chakras located from the base of our spine to the top of our head keeping both, our physical and spiritual bodies connected.
It addresses the whole person, rather than targeting the individual symptoms and can create profound, often subtle shifts from deep within your own being. What many people enjoy about reiki treatment is that it allows them time for themselves where they aren’t ‘doing’ but they are just ‘being’.
Reiki flows through the hands of the practitioner for the highest good of the person who is taking the treatment. The practitioner will place the hands on different parts of the body where each chakra is located to scan/heal and balance the energy.
Clients have reported feeling more clear, peaceful, relaxed and lighter in themselves.You do not need to be into spirituality to enjoy the benefits of reiki. Yet, for many they receive reiki treatments to support themselves through their self healing journey i.e. spiritual growth / personal development.
Reiki can support you in staying centered in the present moment rather than getting caught up in regrets about the past or anxieties about the future. It can strengthen your ability to accept and work with the way events are unfolding even when they don’t follow your desires or timetable. You begin to react to situations, people and yourself in a supportive way rather than acting out of habit.
Drink plenty of water before and after the session to help to clear out your body from toxins and waste. This will also help to reduce the healing process.
A session is generally one hour. At your first session you should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early so the practitioner can go over the session, discuss your goals for the session, complete paperwork, etc.
During the treatment, the client lies on a massage bed and remains fully clothed throughout the treatment. The practitioner places her/his hands in various positions on or just over the body. There is no manipulation or massage involved.
There are options. Reiki may be done with a light gentle pressure static touch or the Practitioner’s hands may be a few inches/centimeters above your body at the hand positions with no actual touch. There are standard hand placements beginning at your head or feet, avoiding all sensitive body parts. Let your Practitioner know prior to the session which you prefer, light touch or no touch.
One session is a great start! You will see for yourself how Reiki makes you feel, if it is relaxing, if you feel more clarity after the session. Regular Reiki treatments can bring about a calmer and more peaceful state of being, in which a person is better able to cope with everyday stress. This mental balance also enhances learning, memory and mental clarity.
Many people, after trying one session, go on to purchase a series of sessions to progressively work on their current wellness goals.
Most clients feel a sense of relaxation and peace. The mind may feel calm and your physical body should feel relaxed. Reiki is so relaxing that sometimes clients may fall asleepduring the session. Don’t worry though, you will still receive all of the benefits of the session, sleeping or awake.
Please drink plenty of water to hydrate your body as your body’s energy system may be moving at a more optimum rate, so please care for yourself with water and healthy food during the day. It is life and makes a difference in the quality of your whole existence.
Beneficial to spend some quiet time that day or evening after your session to journal or to contemplate as you may have some insights and further mental clarity as your body continues to process the Reiki session.
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