This Japanese stress reduction and relaxation technique is a simple hands-on treatment that can promote deep relaxation, healing and improved health. Anyone can learn to work with Reiki energy and it can support and transform all aspects of your life.
The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words - "Rei", which means "the wisdom and knowledge of all the Universe" and "Ki", which is "life force energy". Reiki is usually translated as "spiritually guided energy" or "Universal life force energy."
Reiki helps to restore and maintain the essential balance of Ki (life force) in the body. It is based on the knowledge that "life force energy" flows through us and is essential for our wellbeing. If one's Ki or "life force energy" is low or not in balance, then we are more likely to get sick or stressed. If it is balanced and flowing strongly, we are more capable of optimum health, happiness and well-being. Balancing energies can assist with all types of disease, pain, depression and stress.
Reiki is gentle and non-intrusive and treatments are entirely safe for everyone including infants, elderly people, and the chronically or seriously ill. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and distress and it also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reiki is much more than a physical therapy. It is a holistic system for balancing, healing and harmonising all aspects of the person - body, mind, emotions and spirit - and it can also encourage personal and spiritual awareness and development. While Reiki has a spiritual element, no religious or spiritual beliefs of any kind are involved. It is helpful to have an open attitude towards the experience, though Reiki is not dependent on belief and will work in any case.
Treatment takes place fully clothed on a massage table. The Reiki practitioner places their hands on or near the body, providing a channel for the flow of Reiki energy.
You may experience pleasant sensations in the body, colours or images in the mind or drift off to sleep. For many people, Reiki evokes a peaceful, calming sensation that leaves them deeply relaxed.
Reiki treatments can range in length, depending on your needs, but a usual treatment lasts around an hour. The experience is often profoundly relaxing and may also be energizing. The effects are also cumulative so it can be very beneficial to have regular treatments if this is possible.
Reiki treats the whole person -including body, emotions, mind and spirit -and can offer many benefits, whatever the challenges you may be experiencing.
Helen works with: Usui/Tibetan Reiki Karuna Reiki and Angelic Reiki
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"When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless." Pema Chodron
Helen began her Reiki learning in 1999, qualifying as a Reiki Master Teacher in 2006 with Reiki Master Lorna Maclean and as a Karuna Master Teacher in 2007 with Reiki Grand Master Elizabeth Harley. She has been running successful Reiki workshops since 2007, integrating her passions for Reiki, energy work and learning.