Suitable for all, reiki is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that is received fully clothed and, usually, laying on a treatment couch. An energy therapy that originated in Japan, the word ‘reiki’ itself can be translated as ‘universal life energy’ and the particular form that I practice is Usui Shiki Ryoho or the ‘Usui System of Natural Healing’.
The Usui System is a way of working with reiki for healing of self and others, with the word ‘healing’ being used in an entirely non-religious sense. It simply refers to the regaining of harmony and wholeness, with reiki able to address the whole person on the physical, emotional and mental levels.
What happens during a treatment?
During a treatment the client usually lies on a treatment couch, although a comfortable chair can be used if preferred, and simply relaxes. I will then gently place my hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on the body – there is no massage or manipulation involved – with the whole person receiving the treatment.
Everyone experiences a session in their own way, but sensations of heat, tingling or coldness are often referred to by clients. Some people may experience seeing colours or feel an emotional response during or shortly after a treatment but this doesn’t always happen and shouldn’t be considered a reflection of the treatment either way.
As reiki is both calming and relaxing in its nature, it can be very beneficial during difficult times in our lives, bringing a sense of peace and nurture and leaving us better able to cope with life’s challenges.
Reiki in Pregnancy
Reiki is suitable to receive throughout pregnancy, with treatments being extremely relaxing for both mum and your growing bump.
You can read my recent blog about the benefits of Reiki in pregnancy here.
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The Reiki Association
You can learn more about reiki, and Usui Shiki Ryoho in particular, from The Reiki Association.