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What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy healing technique.

'Rei' means 'universal' and 'Ki' means 'life force energy'.

Reiki is a natural therapy and hands on healing technique. It gently balances, realigns and recharges the body, and triggers the body's natural healing ability.

Many cultures have known since ancient times that an unseen energy flows through all living things. This energy is directly connected to the quality of health we experience.

In recent scientific experiments, this 'life force' energy has been verified - medical doctors are now considering the role that this energy plays in the functioning of our immune systems, and the healing process.

Reiki increases our natural life force energy and with it brings a state of balance, as yin and yang, on all levels - mind, body and soul.

Why should I need a Reiki session?

Stress is a by-product of our ridiculously fast lives. Right from the time that you wake up to the time you fall asleep, you are bombarded with more information than you can ever consume. You need to stop, sit down, and relax.

One of the benefits of Reiki is that it can help you achieve spiritual peace, which is peace on a spirit level. This benefit of Reiki has become more and more relevant as the times are changing. In fact, some studies have shown that Reiki relaxes people who work in high-stress jobs.

When you are at your calmest, you are free to accept all your flaws and embrace your good qualities. Do you know what that means? You become self-aware; aware of your role in the larger universe, and how you fit in the grand scheme.

When you can stop focusing on your shortcomings and start working on them, you become more empowered. The hopelessness goes away because now you can take charge of your life. You can steer it in any way you like. The power is in your hands.

Who is Reiki safe for?

Reiki has not been found to have any adverse effects and is safe for everyone - the young, the elderly, babies, pregnant women and those currently experiencing disease.

Because there is nothing about a Reiki session that can interfere with conventional medical care, Reiki has no known contraindications and can be used concurrently with any medical intervention.

How is a Reiki treatment given?

Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. You will be lying on a massage table, but treatments can also be given while you are seated or even standing. You are fully clothed throughout the session.

I place my hands on or near to your body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach and feet.The hand positions that I place on various energy centers of the body will activate the flow of energy or 'Chi'.

Other more specific positions may be used based on your individual needs and crystals may be added at your wish.

A treatment can usually last between 45 to 90 minutes.

What should I expect from my Reiki session?

A Reiki treatment feels like a warm, glowing radiance flowing through and surrounding you. You may feel a pulsating rhythm, tingling or calmness and total relaxation. 

Through Reiki, the universe is trying to help you get rid of any problems that might be troubling you. You may feel energized; you may feel relaxed; you may even feel like crying. It all depends on what you were seeking from Reiki, and by extension, from the universe.

Reiki treats the whole person, including body, mind, emotion and spirit. The treatment process is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self improvement that everyone can use.

Once the correct amount of healing has been administered, you will be gently guided back into the room with the beautiful sound of a tibetan singing bowl and calming scents of Palo Santo wood and Sage. 

What are the benefits of Reiki?

There are so many benefits of Reiki. Here are some of the most compelling ones.

  • Helps you get in touch with your spiritual side

  • Helps you feel healthier and increases overall feelings of wellness

  • Helps you regain focus

  • Helps you magnetize abundance

  • Assists you to feel empowered

  • Helps you with creativity

  • Creates deep relaxation, releases stresses and tension and aids better sleep

  • Accelerates the body's self healing abilities, treats symptoms and causes of illness

  • Balances organs, glands and bodily functions

  • Drains lymphatic system, supports immune system

  • Loosens blocked energy, stimulates circulation, and adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into harmony and balance

  • Eases pain and assists with acute injuries and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches)

  • Aids the breaking of addictions (Smoking)

  •  Compliments medical treatments, reduces some side effects of drugs, helping the body recover from therapy, surgery or chemotherapy

  • Increases vitality, re-establishes well-being, brings peace and inner strength

  • Balances body, mind and soul