What IS Reiki?

Some people say that Reiki finds us when we need it, but what is it?

Firstly, I will tell you what it feels like when I have Reiki. I feel light in my body and mind feels refreshed. My thoughts are clearer and I feel like I have been to the most relaxing place.

What happens during a Reiki treatment?

It is a fully clothed treatment where all you need to do is lie on the massage couch with your shoes off. It is an energy healing, so I place my hands either in the aura around you or directly on the body, where energy is transferred to you from the Universe for healing and wellbeing.

How does it work?

We all have an energy field around us (we notice this when someone gets too close and we move away because we can feel them in our energy zone).  Our thoughts and feelings are transferred into this energy field (we notice this when we feel unsure about the person standing next to us. Our subconscious can tell us that we feel uneasy when our energy fields overlap but we can’t explain why. Similarly we can stand next to someone and know instantly that we feel comfortable with them). Our subconscious is very clever!!

Reiki balances and cleanses the energy fields around the body and balances the energy centres within the body. When our energies are balanced we feel ‘lighter’ and more in tune with ourselves. We can feel less overwhelmed in general.

After the treatment, my clients and I exchange information about what we both felt during the treatment and some of the feedback has been amazing. Everyone is different and none of these sensations are guaranteed to happen. Each person and each treatment is different depending on their needs that day. These are just a few experiences people have had when having Reiki.

‘I felt like I came out of my body and was hovering just below the ceiling’

‘My arms felt as if they were raising off the couch’

‘I felt a strange sensation in my head but now I feel great’

‘I can’t remember the last time I felt this relaxed’

It’s weird, my arm felt cold and then it felt all warm’

‘I know your hands were underneath my head but it felt like someone was holding my toes’

‘My headache as completely gone’

Sometimes there are no physical sensations experienced during the treatment but this does not mean it didn’t work. It means that the energy was needed in a more emotional or spiritual capacity.  This doesn’t make the treatment any less relaxing and it still benefits in the same measure.

I hope this has been helpful and answers some of your questions about Reiki.

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