Reiki (pronounced “Ray-Key”) is a simple Japanese energy balancing method developed by a man called Mikao Usui in the early 1900’s.
Reiki practitioners use some meditations and work with an energy called “chi”.
To understand Reiki, you need to get your head around the idea that there is a subtle energy that permeates us and surrounds us, an energy which we can learn to experience and direct, an energy which we can move through our bodies and channel through us into other people. While this may seem to be a strange thing to believe from a Western perspective, it is a central belief in many Asian cultures and underlies many exercise systems, meditation practices and healing or treatment methods.
Reiki can produce quite dramatic changes on the mental, emotional and physical levels when used as a treatment method. In fact, over the years Reiki seems to have dealt successfully with a huge range of problems and disorders, it has been found effective in a wide range of conditions. However, there is very little ‘proper’ scientific evidence to back up any claims made about the effectiveness of Reiki treatments, and all the evidence so far is anecdotal.
There are no guarantees that Reiki will cure your symptoms or banish them completely (it is vitally important that if you are under the care of a medical professional that you continue with any treatment that (s)he advises – Reiki is NOT a replacement for conventional medicine and medical treatment, and should be seen as a complimentary to this).
What is guaranteed is that you will receive some benefits from Reiki, although these benefits may not always at first be apparent.
We offer a number of treatment options. Treatments can be purchased as a single treatment, or multiples of treatments. If you pay for a number of treatments upfront, they work out less expensive than buying them individually.
Each treatment lasts for one full hour. Your first treatment will include a FREE consultation, to determine your needs and allow you to ask any questions.
We have many different types of reiki treatment session packages which can be viewed on our price list page.
Benefits of Reiki
Mental, emotional and physical benefits ...
Reiki seems to produce fast and long-lasting results in almost all cases of:
…even when these problems have continued unresolved for years. Usually a course of four Reiki treatments at weekly intervals would seem to be enough to produce long-term beneficial changes in these areas.
Physical benefits ...
Physical problems do seem to take longer to shift sometimes, but Reiki has been known to successfully improve :enough to produce long-term beneficial changes in these areas.
You will be asked to complete a short consultation form, outlining any current medical conditions that you may have, and any medication you may be taking, as well as any recent injuries or operations.
Please do not worry about any information you give, as it is absolutely confidential between the therapist and yourself.
You will also be asked why you have come for a Reiki treatment, what you understand about Reiki, and what your expectations of the treatment are.
You will be given an opportunity to ask any questions and to explore what it is that Reiki may be able to offer you.
You remain fully clothed for this treatment (you may take off your shoes, and also loosen any waistband, for your own comfort). The treatment is carried out with you laying on the treatment couch.
If any position is uncomfortable for you, it can often be adapted, and if necessary, your treatment can be carried out with you seated.
Some meditative calming music will be played in the background, and you will be asked to close your eyes and totally relax and empty your mind, becoming receptive to the reiki energy that is about to flow through your body.
Your therapist will connect with the energy by way of a simple symbolic action and will start the treatment by placing his hands very gently onto your shoulders.
Throughout the treatment, the therapists hands will move across your body, either lightly touching your body, or held slightly above. The movements will cover from the crown of your head to your toes, and the length of time spent on each area will vary according to your specific needs.
You may feel some strange sensations during your treatment, either heat from the therapists hands, or a feeling of coolness. Your limbs may feel terribly heavy, like they are sinking into the couch, or very light, as thought they are floating away. You may visualise colours, and you may drift in and out of sleep. These are just some feelings experienced by people receiving treatments, but then there are some people who feel absolutely nothing during the treatment, and feel a little disappointed initially – HOWEVER, do not be disappointed, as the energy has worked for you and has been of benefit, despite you not feeling anything at the time.
When the treatment is over, the therapist will tap you on your shoulder and ask you to open your eyes. You will be asked to lay still for a moment or two whilst you are brought some chilled water to drink.
You can then, as you sip the water, discuss the treatment with your therapist and decide if you would like or need further treatments.